On Monday September 29, The National Action Network is hosting a town hall discussion on the topic of domestic violence.

With the recent high profile spousal abuse scandals currently dominating the media, specifically the Ray Rice incident, as well as public discourse, many consider this to be an event that is much needed.

This event is planned in conjunction with NAN’S “Youth Move,” a task force that gathers every Monday, with the mission of providing a platform for young adults to speak out on the issues and current events affecting them and their communities. The upcoming meeting is described by officials as having “a town hall that dives into what domestic or intimate partner violence is, who is affected by it, how to seek out help and what are the consequences.”

Moderated by NBC News’ Tamron Hall, panelists include: Dr. Jeff Gardere, respected mental health specialist; Janaye Ingram, National Action Network’s Acting Executive Director; Rose Pierre-Louis, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office To Combat Domestic Violence; Monifah, Singer and co-star of TV One’s R&B Divas; and Terrie Williams, President, The Terrie Williams Agency.

The event will take place at 106 W. 145th st. (at Lenox ave.) from 7-9 and is free to the public. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend. A livestream can be viewed of the proceedings at nationalactionnetwork.net