Events

Collaborating for a Cause: Silence is Not an Option

Show off your solidarity by also wearing purple on the day of the event. Join us for cocktails with a cause, as we raise awareness to domestic violence and relationship abuse!
Complimentary refreshments
Free manicures by Pink Shisha
Gift bags
Raffles
Special Presentation
Survivor Testimony
Vendors on site
Special Guest from the NYC Department of Probation P.A.C.T Unit.

Our wonderful friends over at La Maison d'Art is hosting this wonderful event for us- please be sure to check out their gallery.


All raffles were donated- revenue collected will benefit the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
For more information about The National Domestic Violence Hotline visit their site to see how you can get involved in raising awareness to domestic violence or aiding victims in need.

 

 

Valentine's Anytime Mixer

February 2014 is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and we are raising awareness to young adult dating violence by hosting a fundraiser for Break the Cycle.

Break the Cycle is our national teen dating violence agency that have programs like the National Dating Abuse Helpline and "Love is Respect". These programs provide educational awareness to dating violence and emergency service for victims of violence.

RSVP here.

Donations can be made on our Crowdrise page and at the mixer. Help us reach our goal!

National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define stalking as "harassing or threatening behavior that an individual engages in repeatedly, such as following a person, appearing at a person's home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, or vandalizing a person's property" (Tjaden & Thoennes 1998).

Stalking is a crime in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories. If you are being stalked and harassed contact the authorities immediately. 

Visit StalkingAwarenessMonth.org of follow the hashtag #NSAM to learn more their "31 Days of Social Media Messaging" campaign to raise awareness of stalking and harassment.

Follow my Facebook page for more information.

Building Sustainable Bridges

Join me this Thursday, October 24, 2013 at W.A.R.M's 4th Annual Domestic Violence Panel Discussion. This is a FREE EVENT.

I am giving the survivor's testimony on the panel discussion. Please join us afterwards for refreshments donated from local Harlem Restaurants.

*It's Purple Thursday so I hope to see you all in your many shades of purple!

Sharing Resources

I am putting together a project for October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Selected pictures will be featured on my blog and on display at various events.

I am asking people to submit photos with dating violence resources for victims:
• Name of the organization
• Address & Website
• List 3 services provided

We are blocking out our face to show that intimate partner violence does not just affect just one group of people. It knows no boundaries and crosses all lines of socioeconomic status, and can occur in heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

Domestic Violence Awareness Photo Collage

I am putting together a project for October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Selected pictures will be featured on my blog and on display at various events.

I am calling on men and women to help raise awareness to intimate partner violence by submitting a photo completing any of the following statements:
• Intimate partner violence is/ affects…
• Domestic violence is not just a women’s issue...
• End victim blaming…
• We can prevent relationship abuse by…

We are blocking out our face to show that intimate partner violence does not just affect just one group of people. It knows no boundaries and crosses all lines of socioeconomic status, and can occur in heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

Survivor Solidarity

 I am putting together a project for October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Selected pictures will be featured on my blog and on display at various events.


I am asking dating violence survivors to stand up together and speak out against dating violence by submitting a photo with a statement about their journey of healing.

We are blocking out our face to show that intimate partner violence does not just affect just one group of people. It knows no boundaries and crosses all lines of socioeconomic status, and can occur in heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

The NYC Department of Probation PACT Unit

 

Quasona sat on a panel with staff members of The Domestic Violence PACT (Promoting Accountability And Community Ties) Unit at Dept of Probation, Bronx, NY. The PACT program serves probation clients who are sentenced as felony domestic violence violators. The panel held a "Q&A" segment discussing the facts and outcome of intimate partner violence. Probation clients were able to freely discuss their experience as they asked Quasona and the probation officers questions regarding violence in relationships.

Teen Relationship Abuse Conference

On Wednesday, June 5th I am joining The Children's Aid Society- Family Wellness and Violence Intervention Program along with other NYC violence awareness organizations in a day long conference hosted by The Upper Manhattan Domestic Violence Services Collaborative. The conference will cover raising awareness, intervening and preventing teen relationship abuse. The conference will take place at the Adam Clayton Powell State Building and it is free to youth providers as well as the community. The information to RSVP is listed on the flyer.

 

The Young Adult Ministry of Convent Avenue Baptist Church Domestic Violence Awareness Panel Discussion

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month the Young Adult Ministry of Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosted its first Domestic Violence Awareness Panel Discussion. Quasona sat on the panel along with Detective Ricardo Reyes, DV Officer; Audrey Moore, ADA, NY County DA Office; Beverly Gilchrist, Deputy Supervisior, Witness Aid Services Unit; and Rev. Dr. Emery Ailes. The panel featured a documentary, Telling Amy's Story and an open discussion of domestic violence and the services offered to aid survivors. 

My Sister's House LLC's 1st Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse- Newark, NJ

My Sister's House LLC.’s mission to bring Domestic Violence survivors together, build networks, and to learn from each other in order to make Newark, NJ and the surrounding areas safer. On October 6, 2012 they held their first annual Walk to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse along with Angel Wings Bridge Foundation and other local organizations.