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Speak Your Peace Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
Event Starts:
Saturday October 13, 2012
@ 10:00am

Event Ends:
Saturday October 13, 2012
@ 12:00pm


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Parklawn YMCA

4340 N. 46th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216

Registration: 9:00am - 10:00am
Walk Begins: 10:00am promptly

Registration Fee: $15.00 (includes tshirt)

Men will wear black t-shirts and women purple.

Registration is at:
Parklawn YMCA
4340 N. 46th Street
Milwaukee, WI

Online registration closes on Thursday, October 11th. However, we will accept onsite registrations the morning of from 9am-10am.

We will walk from Sherman Blvd to Capitol Drive. Head East on Capitol Drive to 27th Street, turn around and return to the Parklawn YMCA in time for the 2nd half of the "Speak Your Peace Charity Basketball Game - One Sports Lounge vs R&R Entertainment"

Presented by:
Masterpiece Enterprises

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Although Online Registration and Donations have ended, you may still attend the morning of the walk and register onsite from 9am to 10am. We will leave promptly at 10:00am.

Thank you

2nd Annual

“Speak Your Peace” Domestic Violence Awareness Weekend

October 12-14, 2012



Domestic violence occurs in an estimated 4 million intimate relationships each year in theUnited   States. In the city of Milwaukee alone, domestic violence homicides increased from 72 in 2009 to 94 in 2010; an increase of 31% from the previous year. The Surgeon General of theUnited Statesreports that domestic violence causes more injury to adult women than cancers, heart attacks, or strokes. FBI statistics point out that a woman is battered every 15-18 seconds in theUnited States. More than three million children witness domestic violence, and more than four million women are battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year. Approximately one third of female murder victims in the United Statesare killed by their husband or boyfriend. Noticing and acknowledging the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to ending it.

I encountered domestic violence for 12 yrs and am now a survivor and I am taking a stand. On October 21, 2011, we held our first domestic violence event entitled “Speak Your Peace” at Terri Lynn’s Banquet Hall that generated attendance of 250+.  Program guests included survivors, prior abusers, poets, Asha Family Services, and Sojourner Family Peace Center. A donation over $1,000 was raised and given to Asha Family Services and Sojourner Family Peace Center to help with their mission for domestic violence.

Since then, I have become a Domestic Violence Advocate and work closely with Sojourner Family Peace Center as a Community Facilitator on domestic violence awareness, Allstate Foundation’s Financial Empowerment Economic Abuse program, and Souls of my Sister’s 5 month Life Skills series program at Sojourner.

I am currently planning the 2nd Annual “Speak Your Peace” Domestic Violence Awareness event to take place during Domestic Violence Awareness month in October 2012. The weekend will include a program on Friday night (Speakers, poets, survivors, former abusers) with a fashion show consisting of 10 models who are current victims/survivors, a domestic violence walk, charity basketball game and stage play on Saturday night  based off of my book (Your Ruby’s Worth) called “Shattered, But Not Broken” addressing domestic violence, rape, and self identity. The stage play is written by Annette Jackson of Anaja Enterprises.

I hope I can count on you to help bring awareness to our community by helping to spread the word of this dynamic event weekend taking place October 12-14.  If you have additional questions, know of anyone who may be interested in Sponsorship or vendor tables, please call (888) 529-2270. For the full weekend itinerary, please visit www.MasterpieceEnt.com