Important DV Press Conference

Citywide Elected Officials, Advocates Stand Against Domestic Violence, Announce Funding for Domestic Violence Initiatives


NEW YORK, NY —Council Members Laurie A. Cumbo, chair of the Women’s Issues Committee and Vanessa L. Gibson, chair of the Public Safety Issues Committee will lead a press conference on the steps of City Hall marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We will acknowledge survivors and salute the incredible service providers that carry out domestic violence-related services. Council Members and other elected officials will be joined by Domestic Violence survivors, advocates and key organizations that provide domestic violence-related services throughout the City.


WHO: New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo

New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson

Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James (invited)

Borough Presidents (invited)

Ariel Zwang, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Horizon

Cecilia Gastón, Executive Director, Violence Intervention Program

Sally N. MacNichol, Co-Executive Directors, CONNECT, Inc.

Stephanie Nilva, Executive Director, Day One


WHAT: Press Conference marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month and domestic violence Council



WHEN: 1PM,Tuesday, October 7, 2014


WHERE: Steps of City Hall

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