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Local Authors, Police and City Leaders to Read Children’s Books to Survivors at Anaheim Family Justice Center

Mark your calendars for a great evening of family fun at the Anaheim Family Justice Center.

Susan M. Finch

Children’s author and former Anaheim Web designer Susan M. Finch and illustrator Alison Seda will read their book, Dino Manners, and sign books and posters to raise money for AFJC. They won’t be the only readers. Anaheim Police Chief John Welter and City Attorney Cristina Talley plan to read select passages to the children of family violence survivors.

Also joining the action: Author Michelson Simonsen – creator of the popular character Officer Byrd.

This book signing event will be held at the AFJC, located at 150 West Vermont Avenue on March 5 from 4-7:30pm. The public is invited.

Dino Manners is a creative and humorous way to teach young people how to be a good friend, resolve conflicts and stand up for themselves. The book empowers the invisible kids – those who need a voice and those who need to find their voice for their futures. Plus, it’s chock-full of dinosaur facts.

McDonald’s will provide light refreshments.

“We are thrilled to welcome such accomplished authors to AFJC,” said Kerith Dilley, the foundation’s executive director. “Their messages are right on target – and their generosity is another outstanding example of how our community responds to those in need.”

Dino Manners will be sold at the March 5 book signing and 30% of the retail price will be contributed to the AFJC Foundation. Additionally, donors have purchased advance copies of the book that will be contributed to children served by the AFJC.

Book posters will be signed by the author and illustrator. All profits from the posters will also be contributed to the AFJC Foundation to empower survivors of family violence.

The AFJC is a one-stop center for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sexual assault. Through its unique, co-located service delivery model, the AFJC effectively facilitates access to a wide variety of social and public services that survivors of family violence need to break the cycle of violence.

Empowerment and direct victim assistance programs are also offered through the AFJC Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to positively impact the families, whose lives have been affected by family violence, and who seek services through the AFJC.

To donate or for more information, please contact Dilley at kdilley@anaheim.net.