Award-winning journalist Rachel Louise Snyder, author of the book “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us,” will speak at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield on Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 P.M.

The Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force organized the event, which is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.

A release from the Berkshire District Attorney's office said the book "is a roadmap for systematic change in how to address the issue of domestic violence. (Snyder) determined proven strategies after years of studying cases and analyzing best practices to address the issue."

The presentation is part of the Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force’s “One Book, One Community” project, which has raised more than $2,000 for the Elizabeth Freeman Center and more than $25,000 in cash and in-kind donations for the event.

Doors open at 5 P.M. and the presentation will start at 5:30. You're asked to RSVP here.

First responders, health providers, and educators will receive continuing education credits for attending.18 Degrees is providing child care and the Berkshire Immigrant Center is providing Spanish and ALS interpretation.