Our sponsor for this Friday’s First Friday Book Synopsis is our own Domestic Violence conference that we host on Friday, October 20, from 9:00-11:45 a.m. At this Friday’s event, we will request and accept tax-deductible donations to Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, which is the designated beneficiary of our work. Our title is “Are We Winning the War on Domestic Violence?”
In honor of Domestic Violence month, I encourage you to wear a purple shirt, which is the symbol used to remember the victims and honor the survivors each year. If you do not own a purple shirt, then a purple tie, ribbon, or anything else of that color will also work.
Here is the flier for the event, with all the details, including schedule, speakers, location, and other information. You can click on it to view, download, or print.
On Friday, September 30, the New Beginning Center hosts a candlelight vigil to honor the victims and survivors of intimate partner and family violence. The New Beginning Center is a non-profit organization in Garland, Texas, dedicated to where life without Domestic Violence begins. The multi-faceted program begins at 6:00 p.m. at Lakeside Market Plano, located at 5801 Preston Road at Spring Creek Parkway.
You can find directions and other information about the candlelight vigil on the New Beginning Center’s Facebook page by clicking here.
The featured speaker at the vigil is our own Carmen Coreas, an international consultant for Creative Communication Network. Coreas, a victim and survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence, will share her personal journey as she moved from victim to survivor to thriver. Her upbeat message offers the dual features of remembrance and hope. She is a frequent speaker to agencies and shelters for Domestic Violence victims, and offers a complete presentation entitled “It Ends With You,” which she gives free of charge to qualifying organizations. You can find complete information by clicking here. All attendees will receive a free copy of her newest publication, “From My Heart to Yours,” based upon entries in her Christian blog, which you can read by clicking here.
In addition to this event, Coreas is also one of five speakers at the October 21 half-day conference at Springcreek Church in Garland sponsored by Creative Communication Network entitled “The State of Affairs in Domestic Violence,” benefiting the New Beginning Center and Hope’s Door, with voluntary donations. You can find a flier for the event by clicking here, and pre-register by clicking here. Coreas will speak on “Victim Interventions: Four Ways It Ends With You.” This event is CCN’s featured charity at our First Friday Book Synopsis on October 7. Click here for complete information.
Creative Communication Network is proud to host the October 21 conference, and we are also proud of Carmen as she presents at that event, as well as the September 30 candlelight vigil in Plano.
You can call the New Beginning Center for more information about these events at (972) 276-0423.