Monday, October 25, 2021 | 8:00 AM
The Daybreak Breakfast is designed to educate, motivate and inspire people to build safe communities by raising awareness of domestic violence, supporting survivors and promoting healthy relationships.
All guests must be pre-registered by Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Limited seating capacity. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. A boxed continental breakfast will be available. The livestream link will be sent one day prior to the event. Accessible communication for the deaf is available, please indicate need when registering.
Lovern Gordon: Lovern is the founder of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. (LLN) which promotes year-round awareness around domestic violence and the author of The Legacy He Left Me – a domestic violence memoir.
Believing the more we all talk about this issue publicly, the better a victim’s chance is of seeking help, she conducts educational domestic violence workshops at high schools, college campuses, and job sites. She also has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including CBS This Morning and NBC’s This is New England. She also has been featured in the Huffington Post Magazine and Boston Voyager Magazine, and she is the co-writer of #SheWins book. The Boston Celtics name her one of their “Heroes Among Us” in 2020.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.
While COVID-19 shutdowns and social distancing offered safety and comfort to many, for those experiencing domestic violence, it created the perfect storm fueled by isolation, heightened stress, and uncertainty.
Though the shutdowns and restrictions have lifted, the residual effects remain. The intensity and rate of violence has increased leading to the increase in the number of domestic violence-related murder/suicides.
Locally, the YWCA has seen a 98% increase in service referrals during May and June 2021 compared to the previous year.
The health and safety of our event attendees, employees and partners is of utmost importance.
At this time, the YWCA Central Massachusetts is requiring all those attending the Daybreak Breakfast to wear a mask.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL, REGARDLESS OF VACCINE STATUS.
We also ask that if you are feeling unwell have cold or flu symptoms, to please stay home.
The YWCA understands that it is not possible to wear a mask while eating, drinking, or performing and urges individuals to practice social distancing as reasonably possible when not wearing a mask.
This event is only open to pre-registered attendees. No walk-ins will be allowed on the day of the event. All guests must be pre-registered by Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
The YWCA expects that all persons entering the building will follow our guidelines, behave reasonably, and extend kindness and patience to all others. The guidelines are in place to minimize the risk of spreading the virus.
We will advise you if further protocols need to be put in place.
Click HERE to download a list of our Covid-19 Protocols.
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