On Saturday, October 22, 2005, Brooklyn Exposure, a gathering space, will donate five hours of its 1401 Bedford Avenue space, to JONAH VILLAGE, INC., a non-profit, youth leadership organization dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Brooklyn Exposure family believes it is worth collaborating around such a salient health issue. Brooklyn is the borough where more Black women are murdered by their intimate partner. A recent study released by the Public Advocate’s office confirmed what many have known for years, that teen dating violence occurs at an alarming rate. Jonah Village’s mission is to engage youth, of African ancestry, to break the silence; to break the cycle of domestic violence.
At the October reception, the theme whose theme is: CELEBRATING THE SURVIVORS: Sistuhs Saving Sistuhs, women who have survived domestic violence will be feted and honored for their courage and strength. Two special guests, Carolyn Thomas and Lavon Morris Grant will be awarded the first, annual Shirley Chisholm Woman of Courage Award. Carolyn’s amazing story of survival from a gun blast to the head has been seen on Larry King and on Oprah. Lavon has chronicled her unbelievable saga of four bullet wounds, in her autobiography, Whom Shall I Fear?
The Honorable City Councilmember, Letitia “Tish” James will co-host the affair and all proceeds will be donated to Jonah Village, Inc. For ticket information regarding the October 22 charitable event call: 347-432-4617.