CHCI-Verizon Foundation Domestic Violence Awareness Event
On February 17, join CHCI and its valued partner, Verizon Foundation, for two special events focused on eliminating domestic violence in America. Please join us for these events.
Domestic Violence and the Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North
Opening Remarks: Rep. Loretta Sanchez
Moderator: Paulette Sullivan Moore, Vice President of Public Policy, National Network to End Domestic Violence
- Jaime Farrant, Executive Director of Ayuda, Inc.
- Paulette Moore, Vice President of Public Policy, National Network to End Domestic Violence
- Noah Bookbinder, Chief Counsel for Criminal Justice, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
- Rosie Hidalgo, Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza
Domestic violence affects women, children, and men in every community—large, small, urban, rural—yet it continues to be the most underreported crime in America. In light of the proposed reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act), CHCI, in partnership with the Verizon Foundation, will hold a panel discussion focusing on key national policy issues concerning victims of domestic violence.
Screening of "Telling Amy's Story" and Post-film Discussion
Time: 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building 2168 (Gold Room)
Join guests in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building for a viewing of "Telling Amy’s Story," a powerful, national PBS documentary about the domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee at the hands of her husband, Vincent. While the end of Amy’s story can never be changed, "Telling Amy’s Story" chronicles the events leading up to her death on November 8, 2001, and seeks to change the outcome for the millions of victims, survivors, and loved ones affected by domestic violence every day.
A post-film discussion will be led by Paula Fitzgerald, Attorney, Ayuda, Inc. For more information on the "Telling Amy’s Story" program, please visit http://telling.psu.edu/index.html.