Engaging with the community is an important aspect of Building a Better Bensalem Together, which will hold a special salon for Women's History Month.
Though the volunteer organization mostly focuses on drug and alcohol prevention and education, according to the program coordinator, it is still important that the group encourages community engagement.
"We currently have a federal grant that focuses on drug and alcohol prevention and education, but it's important to feel committed to the community," Program Coordinator Shannon Hibbs said. "So we still offer community events."
On Thursday, Hibbs said a salon-style screening of "Half the Sky"—a documentary about sex trafficking and forced prostitution—will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Shrine and Mission Center.
Everyone is invited to screen clips from the four-hour PBS documentary and discuss the topic with the community. During the discussion, police will be on hand to answer questions.
To attend the salon, which begins at 6:30 p.m., register by contacting Hibbs at 215-244-7607 ext. 231 or by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees are also asked to bring a pot luck dish to share.
To learn more about the documentary, visit HalfTheSkyMovement.org.
Building a Better Bensalem also holds events like Unity Week, which took place in January, in addition to parenting and youth leadership programs. Learn about other upcoming events on the community coalition's website.