>SROE Presents Quilts to Domestic Violence Organization

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2011

CONTACT:

Rona Solomon 718 254 9134

rsolomon@centeragainstdv.org

Center Against Domestic Violence

Participates in

Brooklyn’s “Her-Story” Celebration

Brooklyn, March 20, 2011 – Center Against Domestic Violence, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s office and Sue Rock Originals are teaming up to mark Women in History month at 12 noon on March 24 following Borough Hall’s Women in History Celebration.

The quilts were created by volunteers at Sue Rock Originals studio in Brooklyn on the third annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. At this Brooklyn event, 100 volunteers created quilts and afghans to present to the women who found safety in Center Against Domestic Violence historic Brooklyn shelters. When Women’s Survival Space opened its doors, it was New York State’s first emergency shelter for battered women and their children. Borough President Markowitz will celebrate women in history immediately preceding the quilt presentation ceremony by honoring exceptional Brooklyn women.

Founded in 1977, The Center opened the first publicly-funded domestic violence shelter in New York State. Since then, CADV’s outreach has expanded to include three full-service shelters for victims and their children, innovative education programs that reach more than 30,000 students each year, plus a variety of programs that support victims and raise awareness throughout the community. Learn more about CADV at http://www.cadvny.org/ .

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