Lethbridge coffee shop raising awareness on sexual violence

A local coffee shop is doing its part to raise awareness about sexual violence in our community. May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and Sonder Coffee is working with the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre to create awareness for survivors of sexual abuse. They are being encouraged to send a message of hope while they have a coffee.

“Sonder Coffee was created under the premise of creating a safe place for people to come and connect over coffee. Whether that’s the realization that each person sitting here has ambitions and dreams or hurts and inherited problems. We want people to feel comfortable to connect over a cup of coffee and just share their story. We believe every stranger has a story and that story’s important. We need to take the time to stop and listen,” says Sonder Coffee owner, Jacqueline Demaere.

The two organizations are asking coffee lovers to take a photo with a writeup showing support to victims of abuse and to tag both places on social media until May 21.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

Related post