Community Invited to October 11th Public Forum to Break the Silence Around Domestic Violence

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Community Invited to October 11th Public Forum to Break the Silence Around Domestic Violence

Categories: Press

October 11, 2018

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Sylvia Chinn at



October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and YWCA Glendale is partnering with the Commission on the Status of Women and Assemblymember Laura Friedman to host “Together We Can Break the Silence”: Domestic Violence Community Forum on October 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Glendale Downtown Central Library.

Join us as we discuss how issues of domestic violence affect the Glendale community. Hear from our Prevention and Education Specialist as she shares the results from our Community Survey we conducted earlier this year. Then join us for the main event as Assemblymember Laura Friedman moderates a panel discussion, featuring experts from across Glendale.

Our panelists include:

  • Ernesto Gaxiola, Glendale Police Department
  • C. Kim, Advocate and YWCA Glendale Board Member
  • Todd Leonard, Glendale Religious Leaders Association
  • Ilin Magran, Glendale Unified School District
  • Elizabeth Sahagun, YWCA Glendale
  • Lucy Vartanian, Esq., Armenian Council of America

There will be time for the audience to ask questions and share their ideas for addressing domestic violence in Glendale. The evening will close with a candle-lighting ceremony to honor those we have lost to domestic violence.

This free event is open to the public. Free parking is available at Glendale Marketplace parking garage (across the street from the library) and light refreshments will be provided.

  • WHO: YWCA Glendale and the City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women
  • WHAT: Together We Can Break the Silence: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Forum and Candle Lighting Ceremony
  • WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2018; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Glendale Central Library, 222 E Harvard St, Glendale, CA 91205


 YWCA Glendale is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We provide resources and support to survivors of domestic violence and their children and through our education and prevention efforts we empower women, girls and families to build healthy relationships, achieve self-sufficiency, and live free from violence.