L.Y. Marlow to Speak at the New York Kick-Off for "A Season of Nonviolence"
Keynote Speaker L.Y. Marlow Will Unite Listeners Against Domestic Violence in Opening Ceremony
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TSC: What does "A Season of Nonviolence" mean for survivors of domestic abuse and other violence?L.Y. Marlow: "It means that we all will begin to embrace a culture of nonviolence and survivors of domestic abuse or any kind of violence will no longer feel ashamed to speak out. Domestic violence and violence as a whole is the number one social issue of our time and we must move towards change."TSC: How does the event unite survivors together in a community?L.Y. Marlow: "It unites survivors simply by creating a platform for them to stand together and take action. I believe that when our forefathers promoted 'nonviolence' they were promoting for us to be a better people, to do away with the violence that plagues our communities. If we are ever going to be a better people, we must embrace and practice the teachings of nonviolence."
Domestic violence is a serious problem in America. These violent attacks which most often come from a spouse, parent or child are the most common causes of injury to women ages 15 to 44. Victims of violence not only suffer physical injuries but have a higher risk of being diagnosed with depression or anxiety.Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner each year, according to the American Bar Association. In 2000, 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by domestic violence, reports the source.If you support nonviolence, below you can find information including a video to help you get involved this year.
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