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I am excited to announce that I will be serving as Keynote Speaker for Crisis Center North’s Annual Celebration, with generous corporate sponsorship of Verizon’s Hopeline.
Details here: 10 28 15 MCQUAID CCN POSTER
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie, PA
In honor of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Crisis Center North’s 37 years of providing services to victims of both domestic and sexual violence in the greater Pittsburgh area, I will be joining Crisis Center North for a full evening of three events on October 28th.
Tickets for this event are available as VIP and General Admission at www.crisiscenternorth.org.
- VIP tickets are $75 and limited to the first 30 individuals. The VIP tickets will give you an opportunity to interact with me, Dora McQuaid, prior to my presentation, a pre-event reception and a gift to remember the evening and reserved parking, as well as inclusion in the book signing and refreshments during it. Doors for the VIP event open at 6 PM.
General attendance tickets are $50 and include my Keynote presentation and book signing event, with refreshments during it. Doors will open at 6:45 for General Admission tickets.
North Allegheny High School String Quartet will be performing during Ms. McQuaid’s book signing. Food will be catered by Stephen’s Kitchen.
Domestic violence is everyone’s business! Since 1978, Crisis Center North has provided assistance to victims of domestic violence through a variety of confidential resources and services. Each year, the Center provides free empowerment counseling and advocacy to nearly 2,000 adults, teens, and child victims of domestic violence in the northern and western communities of Allegheny County. Crisis Center North also provides nearly 20,000 community members and students with educational programming regarding the dynamics of domestic violence. The Center’s services are free of charge and provided to individuals regardless of race, age, gender, disability, economic status, or sexual orientation. For more information, please visit www.crisiscenternorth.org.
Verizon’s Hopeline, which provides free cell phones and service to victims of domestic violence in the US, has requested sole sponsorship of this event in honor of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Through Hopeline, Verizon collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition, from any service provider and turn them into financial support for domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives. Verizon also donates wireless phones through the HopeLine program, complete with service and data, to domestic violence shelters and non-profit organizations for use by victims and survivors. Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 11.4 million phones, donated more than $29 million in cash grants, and provided more than 190,000 phones with wireless service and data to domestic violence organizations nationwide.
Please join me, Dora, in Pittsburgh during my Pennsylvania book and speaking tour in October as we celebrate the 37 years of Crisis Center North’s groundbreaking work serving survivors as they rebuild their lives. A book signing with my collection of poems, the scorched earth, will be part of this event.
Details and tickets available at:
Please also see the Pittsburgh Post Gazette article, Dora McQuaid, advocate for domestic violence victims, to speak at Crisis Center North from Monday October 19, 2015 about this Keynote Speech event.
And, as always, thank you for your support of my efforts to address the violence that far too many of us experience.