October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 7 men in the United States and globally experience sexual or domestic violence? It’s unfathomable how high the odds are.
For immigrant women, 1 out of 2 Asian Pacific Islander (API) have been physically, sexually, and/or emotionally abused. And perhaps it’s cultural, but it’s been found that API women are the least likely to report abuse.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this month is dedicated to increasing awareness about domestic violence (DV) and how widespread domestic violence is. DV isn’t limited to physical abuse but can take many forms and describes as sexual, financial, emotional, and psychological harm.
South Bay CPAF Fundraising Event this Saturday (10/14)
As some of you know, I serve on this non-profit group in South Bay LA called the South Bay Advisory Council (SBAC), which is part of the organization Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF). It’s an organization that advocates against family violence and violence against women. They provide a 24-hour in-language hotline and intervention services, emergency shelter programs, transitional housing programs, prevention and community education.
There’s a transitional shelter in the South Bay and SBAC decided to put on an awareness/fundraising event this weekend, Saturday, 10/14. We’re fundraising for the Wellness Scholarship Fund that promotes and encourages self-care for the women at the shelter.
Learn how you can make a difference
I would love for you to join and learn about issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and how you can make a difference. Tickets are $10 per person, and that includes lunch. There is no obligation to donate when at the luncheon; however, there will be a silent auction and you can get started on early holiday shopping. You can bid on luxury sunglasses, YogaWorks monthly passes, a Trader Joe’s gift basket, Starbucks gift cards, and more!
We’re really trying to establish a greater presence in SB and have more community partners, so please share this with your friends and family who may be interested.
South Bay CPAF Fundraising Event
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Brogino’s (2423 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278)
Purchase $10 tickets via EventBrite // https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-bay-cpaf-fundraising-event-tickets-36418160699
Join the South Bay Advisory Council (SBAC) CPAF Fundraising Event among community friends and partners, to make a difference in the lives of the domestic violence and sexual assault survivors we serve. We invite you to join in our fundraising efforts to raise money for the Wellness Scholarship Program and other services for clients living in CPAF’s South Bay Transitional Shelter.
The event will include lunch, a silent auction, and an introduction to CPAF’s South Bay Advisory Council presence in the community. Join as we not only celebrate our achievements but also duly recognize the strength and support of our united efforts.
If you aren’t able to make it but would be interested in donating, please follow the instructions below. All donations are tax-deductible.
You can donate via this link – http://nurturingchange.org/donate/. Under the “How would you like to direct this donation” select the “Survivor Wellness Fund – SBAC.” Your donation will help the women at the shelter!
Hope to see your beautiful faces Saturday!
Center for the Pacific Asian Family // nurturingchange.org