Sunday, October 28, 2012

Domestic Violence Awareness Does Not End in October

Kitchen to Host Upcoming 'Mothers & Daughters Day'

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23, 2012 - State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, in conjunction with Community Empowerment Group, are hosting the 4th annual "Mothers & Daughters Day," a free informational event to raise awareness about domestic violence and offer resources to women in transition.

Women and young ladies ages 13 and older are invited to attend the event, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Student Faculty Center, Temple University Health Sciences Campus, 3340 N. Broad Street (corner of Broad and Ontario Sts.) Registration starts at 8 a.m. Women must register with their mother or daughter. Women are welcome to bring granddaughters, nieces, cousins and/or other female acquaintances. Metered street parking is available.

Participants will learn more about options and resources for women. There will be speakers, discussion groups, giveaways and special prizes. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

"The bond between women in the family, whether they are mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, aunts and nieces, or mentor and mentoree, is extremely special," Kitchen said. "This event is meant to bring domestic violence to light and empower women and young ladies with resources and information on this issue so that they can live in a peaceful and loving environment."

Attendees will be able to take a commemorative photo of themselves between 8 and 9:15 a.m., so individuals are asked to arrive early to participate in the free photo shoot.

Registration is required. Call 267-736-8801 or register online at


Kentia Waters
Director of Communications
State Senator Shirley Kitchen's Office
1701 W. Lehigh Ave., Suite 104
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Fax: 215-560-1316

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