Breaking the cycle: Empowering youth to end domestic violence
Submitted by: Dr. D. S. Wilson, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter Reporter
Coconut Creek, Fl – Zeta Rho Omega Chapter scheduled October’s “Domestic Violence Awareness” Program with Lead Panelists and Workshop Presenters, to bring awareness to every aspect of domestic violence.
One hundred attendees from the Broward County Public Schools, Broward College, exhibitors, Zeta Rho Omega (Hostess Chapter), Upsilon Xi Omega, and Chi Psi Omega Chapters were presented purple ribbons to wear in honor and remembrance of Domestic Violence Victims.
“It is estimated that one in every four women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. It is also estimated that 1.3 million women are victims of domestic violence. Therefore, it is important for us all to know how to help someone in an abusive relationship or situation find help.”
Special thanks and appreciation to our Sponsors COX Media Group and Broward College – North Campus; we also like to recognize: Lindsey Maestro Powell , Derrick Baker, Shelby Rushin of 99JAMZ (Mistress of Ceremony); Jo Castro-General Sales Manager, COX Media Group; Dr. Avis Proctor (president) and the Free to Act Theatre College students from Broward College-North Campus; Pastor Marcus D. Davidson, senior pastor, New Mount Olive Baptist Church/CEO-PMD Ministries, Inc.; Chief Frank Adderley, City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department; Carolyn Lordeus, of Safe Outlet, Inc.; Florence Gaspard, motivational speaker and training services; Angelica Brodeur and Ron Osbourne-Williams from Women in Distress of Bro-ward County, Inc.
The speakers and panelists educated the community, offered safety tips, and provided excellent resources to all in attendance. We would also like to thank Granny B’s for providing a nutritional breakfast and lunch to our attendees, speakers and sponsors.
Thank you to all who collaborated in Breaking the Cycle: Chapter presidents: JoeAnn Fletcher, Zeta Rho Omega; Devarn Flowers, Upsilon Xi Omega; and Veronica Phillips, Chi Psi Omega; Social Justice committee chairs: Odessa Striggles Bennett and Trellanee Moore-Adderley, and the Planning Committee: Lenora Smoot, Deborah Bowens, Dierdre Satterwhite-Wilson, Marci Bennett Barnes, Cassandra Evans, Earlene Striggles Horne, Jennifer Howard, Vickie Pearcey, Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Barbara Lumpkins, Cynthia Johnson, Christian Campbell, Sharonda Striggles Webb, Gina Stewart, and Barbara Thomas.
The main hotline number to call with 24/7 phone support is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).