AMADC's Social Impact Series: Domestic Violence Awareness Lunch with Saving Promise
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that 1-in-3 women, 1-in-7 men, and millions of children experience domestic violence every year?
Join your AMADC community to learn more about domestic violence, how to help someone who may be experiencing safety concerns, and ways to let others know you are a safe space for support.
Saving Promise will offer a short presentation to introduce the topic, facilitate an engaging learning exercise, and wrap up with calls to action.
The event is open to anyone who wants to become more aware of how domestic violence affects the lives of those around us. Our ultimate goal is to give people tools to feel more comfortable having open conversations around a serious topic and knowing how they can offer their support.
Friends of Promise are courageous people and organizations coming together from all walks of life to give their time, talent, and treasure to help prevent domestic violence.
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L.Y. Marlow is the founder and CEO of Saving Promise—a national intimate partner violence prevention organization inspired by five generations of mothers and daughters in her family that suffered and survived more than sixty years of intimate partner violence, including her granddaughter, a little girl named Promise.
As a former corporate executive with 20+ years overseeing and executing strategic programs for the government and private sector, L.Y. has combined her corporate expertise and passion for community service into a rewarding career as a social entrepreneur and the visionary behind Saving Promise.
L.Y.’s heartfelt and captivating story of tragedy to triumph moved her to share her journey in her memoir, Don’t Look at the Monster: One Woman’s Journey to Embrace a Purposeful Life—the Gifts, the Lessons & the Blessings. L.Y.’s authentic voice as a survivor, mother and friend—an ordinary woman with an extraordinary story—has made her a sought-after lecturer and spokeswoman for intimate partner violence prevention and the recipient of numerous Leadership, Advocacy, Project Achievement, and Literary Awards.