“Support for this event and for Peace Over Violence is so important for raising awareness surrounding domestic and sexual violence,” said Peace Over Violence Executive Director, Patti Giggans.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
Creator and Executive Producer of Mad Men Matthew Weiner along with Public Service Award Recipient LA City Councilmember Tony Cardenas joined Calista Flockhart and Mad Men cast members Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Rich Sommer and Christopher Stanley at the 41st Annual Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards presented by Verizon on Friday, October 26th 2012 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Also in attendance was Homeland actor Navid Negahban and actresses Frances Fisher with daughter Francesca Eastwood, Bo Derek, and Supermodel Ana Alexander.
Peace Over Violence is a social service non-profit agency dedicated to the elimination of sexual and domestic violence and all forms of interpersonal violence. Established in 1971 as the “Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women” (LACAAW) the agency provides crisis intervention services, violence prevention education to area youth, and case management and counseling services to survivors of violence.
The evening honored the following individuals and corporations who have made a difference in the struggle to eliminate violence against women, men, youth and children:
Creator and Executive Producer of Mad Men Matthew Weiner: Media Award
LA City Councilmember Tony Cardenas: Public Service Award
The Invisible War and filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering: Advocacy Award
Allstate Foundation: Verizon Wireless Hopeline Corporate Award
1in6: Innovation Award
The evening, raised over $300,000 for the non-profit agency. Since its inception in 1971 as the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, Peace Over Violence has grown from a volunteer crisis hotline to an agency with a sizeable staff and an excellent reputation. It is widely recognized as a social partner in issues of violence prevention, health, education, human rights, and civil society. The organization, offers a wide range of programs which encompass ‘one on one’ intervention services and ‘one on one’ violence prevention services.
More information on Peace Over Violence is available at http://www.peaceoverviolence.org.