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National Leaders & Activists Join With New Legacy Leaders to Address Ways to End Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

hopefulwomanOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness month. To commemorate, New York’s New Legacy Leaders (NLL) will partner with Harlem Hospital Center to host a dynamic empowerment event entitled New Legacy Leaders Domestic Violence Healing Conference. The event is free and open to the public.  The conference will feature some of the nation’s most respected opinion-makers and activists in the field of domestic violence and child welfare.

Women of the Dream, Inc., (WOD) a Camden, NJ-based nonprofit that focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged girls in the city has registered 35 girls, ages 13-19 to attend the teen academy on healthy relationships at the  conference. According to a survey administered to the girls by WOD, 17 of the 35 girls, or 49%, said they know someone who has been physically or verbally abused in a relationship with a partner, 46% said they know someone in a current relationship who is being abused or at risk for abuse, and seven of the 35 girls, 20%, said they, themselves, have concerns about physical and verbal abuse in their home or in their own relationships

Event will be hosted by NLL Co-Founders Terrie M. Williams (Author, Mental Health Activist) and Madeline McCray (Actress, DV Awareness Activist, Women’s Empowerment Speaker).

To register for the conference, go to the NLL website or visit and search for New Legacy Leaders Domestic Violence Healing Conference. For more information, please visit

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