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Challenging Beliefs that Condone Domestic Violence.. An OU Interview with Relando: part 3

Relando Thompkins, MSW

“Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression” –Nelson Mandela

This is the third post of a 7 part series in which I expand on some of my responses to questions from a recent news interview I had about my experiences with working to build more inclusive communities as a student at Oakland University and beyond.

What other social/humanitarian groups have you been involved with?

The Better Choices program and “Making Race Heard” are two additional programs that I have been most involved with in the past year.

Better Choices is a program that engages male perpetrators of domestic violence and helps them to be able to use productive, non-abusive ways to resolve conflicts both internal and external that can produce outcomes that are not harmful to themselves, their partners, and their relationships.

So far, my experience in the program has consisted of…

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