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Massachusetts First Lady in Sudbury Friday for Healthy Relationship Summit

Lincoln-Sudbury hosts the event, with 200 leaders from 15 schools.

Diane Patrick will be in Sudbury on Friday. (File Photo)
Diane Patrick will be in Sudbury on Friday. (File Photo)
The First Lady of Massachusetts will be in Sudbury on Friday, speaking with a group of high school leaders from around the state during a summit about healthy relationships.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School's Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Team hosts the Courage to Care Healthy Relationship Summit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

Massachusetts First Lady Diane Patrick will be the guest of honor, offering welcoming remarks to student leaders from 15 schools in the state who will learn about promoting healthy relationships and reducing dating violence in their communities.

In addition to remarks by Patrick, the wife of Gov. Deval Patrick, the summit will also include Malcolm Astley of the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund, clips from CBS 48 Hours "Loved to Death," and workshops led by facilitators from Northeastern University's Center of Sport and Society and the school's MVP student leaders.

The summit is free and open to the public, thanks in part to support and donations from the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable, the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund, Lincoln-Sudbury Parent Organization, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, and Northeastern’s Center of Sport and Society’s Mentors in Violence Program. 

"The summit is to share best practices and provide information about promoting healthy relationships," a description of the event reads. "Student participants will be encouraged and empowered to actively intervene in peer relationships to promote a safe and welcoming school."

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