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Tamron Hall To Speak At DVCC Spring Luncheon

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Tamron Hall, a co-host on NBC’s TODAY show and host of MSNBC’s NewsNation, will be the honoree and key speaker at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center’s 12th annual Voices of Courage Spring Luncheon on May 1st at the Stamford Marriott Hotel. The crisis center serves the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston.

As a television journalist in Dallas, Chicago and New York City for over 20 years, Hall has reported on every conceivable story. But the one that is still the most difficult for her to talk about is the tragic death of her sister, whose unsolved murder is widely believed to be the result of domestic violence. Understanding that such tragedies could be avoided, Hall advocates passionately, both on and off the air, for greater awareness about domestic violence and teen dating violence. Most recently, Hall announced that she will feature stories about domestic violence throughout the year as part of TODAY’s “Shine a Light” series.

“We are honored to have Tamron Hall as our speaker at this year’s luncheon,” said DVCC Executive Director Rachelle Kucera Mehra. “Tamron addresses the issue of domestic violence with compassion and courage, inspired by personal tragedy and a commitment to helping other women and girls recognize and avoid abusive relationships. As well, she reminds us that domestic violence casts a wide net, impacting not only the intended victims, but also their sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, children, friends, work colleagues and sometimes entire communities.”

Being named a TODAY show co-host in February is the latest in a growing number of reporting and anchoring jobs Hall has held since joining NBC in 2007. She is the daily anchor of MSNBC’s NewsNation, the host of numerous special news reports for the network and the face of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on the Investigation Discovery channel. She is the recipient of several journalism awards and accolades, including Temple University’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010, and has received significant recognition and praise for her work with Day One, a New York City organization dedicated to the issue of teen dating violence.

The Voices of Courage Spring Luncheon attracts between 400 and 500 attendees who support the services the agency provides to victims of domestic violence. As the major fundraising event for DVCC, it affords significant financial support for critically needed agency programs. Co-Chairs Denise Mangano of Stamford and Ellen Christian of New Canaan and a committee of 16 area residents are organizing the event, which includes a raffle of exciting items generously donated by local merchants and DVCC supporters.

Money raised at the event will help DVCC continue its mission to promote the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships. With a professional staff of 45 people who have years of experience and advocacy in the field of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, the agency offers confidential services at no charge, including court and legal services, group and individual counseling, SafeHouses and housing services, children’s services, medical advocacy, professional adult trainings, multilingual services, PeaceWorks prevention education, a 24-hour hotline (1-888-774-2900) and EsperanzaCT, a Spanish language website and 24-hour phone service line. DVCC is the only domestic violence agency serving the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston.

In fiscal year 2012 – 2013, DVCC provided shelter to 437 individuals and provided legal, counseling, housing and economic empowerment services to 3,431 unduplicated victims of domestic violence. PeaceWorks, the violence prevention platform of the DVCC, reached 21,000 young people through its in-school programs, PeaceWorkSHOPS afterschool programs and Teen PeaceWorks.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the luncheon or for more information, call (203) 588-9100, email SpringLuncheon@dvccct.org or visit www.dvccct.org. Individual tickets are $115, and there are many opportunities for sponsorship at various levels.

 

Domestic Violence Crisis Center                                Contact:   Kathy Lake

777 Summer Street                                                                      Media Relations Advocate

Stamford, CT 06901                                                                    Phone: (203) 588-9100

(203) 588-9100                                                                            Email: klake@dvccct.org

www.dvccct.org, www.esperanzact.org