Domestic Violence Awareness Breakfast: Transforming Lives Through the Arts

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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Center Against Domestic Violence will host a breakfast and panel discussion about art's healing power for domestic violence survivors.

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Creating art allows children to express their emotions in a positive way. It gives them control of something in their life, and it gives them something to be proud of. - Ewa Grochowska

The breakfast will take place at 8am on Thursday, October 23rd in the Newman Conference Center at Baruch College. The Center hopes to raise awareness about domestic violence and raise funds to support our life saving programs.

The Center includes dance and visual arts to fulfill our mission of ending domestic violence in our communities. Art helps domestic violence survivors safely express the difficult and often terrifying feelings that accompany abuse. Participating in artistic expression helps survivors cope with traumatic memories, supports emotional stability, strengthens their sense of safety, and promotes joy.

Panelists include:
Marcella Goheen, founder of the Maria Project, a theatre initiative whose mission is to dispel the myth, create awareness, and alleviate the shame around domestic violence; Ewa Grochowska, potter/sculptor and domestic violence awareness activist; Rachel Hass, LSW and Play Group Therapist, who previously facilitated the Center's Art Enrichment Program; Earla Lloyd, LCSW and Director at the Center’s Women’s Second Start shelter, who developed the shelter’s ExpressIt and Creative Movement program; Terri Muuss (moderator), actor, director, teacher, and social worker who specializes in the use of the arts as a healing mechanism for trauma survivors.

About the Center Against Domestic Violence:
For more than 35 years, the Center Against Domestic Violence has been working toward a society free from violence by transforming the lives of victims and raising awareness in our communities. The Center offers a range of education, prevetion, and intervention programs.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 23rd 2014
Newman Conference Center at Baruch College
151 E 25th St., NY NY 10010

Tickets - $100 per person, available at
All proceeds support the Center's violence prevention activities.

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