September 19, 2006 > Eye-Opening Breakfast
by Arathi Satish
This year, Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments' (SAVE) fourth annual Breakfast Eye Opener will focus on domestic violence among teens.
According to SAVE, one in three teens knows someone who has been hit, kicked, slapped or choked by his or her dating partner. Teens suffer domestic violence three times the rate of adults. It happens not only at school but also in the homes of both males and females. But they are more hesitant to report it than adults due to embarrassment, shame, guilt and misconceptions. This can have harmful consequences for all those involved emotionally and academically. A student living in fear cannot focus and enjoy the learning experience.
The purpose of this breakfast is to educate, enlighten and empower teens to seek loving, safe relationships by listening to speakers who will recount personal and clinical perspectives about teen dating violence.
State Senator Liz Figueroa, the honorary chair for this event, will present the Liz Figueroa Domestic Violence Prevention Award that recognizes individuals who have made exceptional strides in combating domestic violence in our community. Honored this year is Carol Arata for her tireless and outstanding support to SAVE.
ABC 7 News Oakland Bureau Chief Willie Monroe will emcee the event and Madelyn Childs from the California Attorney General Bill Lockyer's office will speak.
Tickets for Eye Opener are $75. Please RSVP by Monday, Sept. 25. For more information, contact Leslie McGarry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 574-2262.
SAVE's 4th Annual Breakfast Eye Opener
Friday, Sept. 29
46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont