COVINGTON, Ga. - More than 300 national, state and local business leaders and influencers will gather for open conversation and to shed light on promoting healthy, respectful manhood and preventing violence against women and girls.
Hosts Kimya Motley, founder of Haven of Light International and Domestic Violence survivor, as seen on The Rachael Ray Show and Red Table Talk, and Tony Porter, founder and CEO of A CALL TO MEN, who’s Ted Talk is listed in GQ Magazine as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See,” are excited about the powerful line up of panelists, speakers and special guests confirmed to attend and share during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Some of the panelists and special guests include nationally recognized advocate Sulaiman Nuriddin, CEO for Peace and Love Unlimited, Joe Burns, Georgia Tech Hall of Famer and Former Buffalo Bills Running Back, Representatives Dewey McClain and Pam Dickerson from the Georgia Legislature, Tom Jones WSB-Atlanta News Reporter, Newton County Board of Commissioner Chairman Marcello Banes, Rev. Dr. Eric W. Lee, Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church and other notable local government and elected officials, business leaders and celebrities.
According to the Fatality Review, released in 2017 by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, Newton and Rockdale counties ranked No. 6 and No. 7 respectively out of 159 counties for domestic violence homicides – the rate at which men murder women.
“We believe having these types of conversations can begin to bring about a change in how men and women respond and react to intimate partner violence. If we are not part of the solution, then some would say we could be part of the problem and I believe we can do better,” states Motley.
If you are interested in attending, registration will be available at Eventbrite, https://menscommunitybreakfast.eventbrite.com, or contact Nwaka Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.