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At the Shafer Center, we work closely with the community to bring awareness to social issues. We do this through fun and interactive ways which involve the community. Check out some of the events we have done with our community partners and check out our upcoming events so you can join!

The Shafer Center actively participates in National Crime Victims' Rights Week every year. This national event provides awareness for victims' rights and focuses on the need for a multidisciplinary community approach. Every year, The Shafer Center and other community partners and resources accept a proclamation from the mayor stating the city's full support in ensuring victim rights and calling attention and needed change towards sexual assault.

Upcoming Events

Here you will learn about the upcoming events we are hosting and/or participating in! If you're interested in us participating in any of your events, want to host an event, etc., please send us a message here

Day of Remembrance Hosted by The Shafer Center

Date: Saturday, 9/30/23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Paul B. Johnson State Park - 319 Geiger Lake Rd, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Description: We hope you and your family will join us this year as we observe the National Day of Remembrance for homicide victims. We have chosen to have a family-style picnic this year and invite you to bring family and friends.  More information and RSVP here!

Turn Up Tuesday @ Forrest County PRCC

Date: Tuesday,10/10/23

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Where: By the bridge @ Forrest County PRCC 

Description: Resource fair for PRCC students. Vendors, nonprofits, music, and food!  

Pride in the Park

Date: Saturday, 10/14/23

Time: 10:00 AM

Where: Town Square, Hattiesburg, MS. 

Description: Live performances, music, and food!   

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