Calista Flockhart, Bo Derek Attend Peace Over Violence 37th Annual Humanitarian Awards Gala Presented By Verizon Wireless
Actresses Bo Derek and Maria Conchita Alonso joined Calista Flockhart as she hosted the 37th Annual Peace over Violence Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, November 7th at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2008
Actresses Bo Derek and Maria Conchita Alonso joined Calista Flockhart as she hosted the 37th Annual Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, November 7th at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Peace Over Violence is a social service non-profit agency dedicated to the elimination of sexual and domestic violence and all forms of interpersonal violence. Established in 1971 as the "Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women" (LACAAW) the agency provides crisis intervention services, violence prevention education to area youth, and case management and counseling services to survivors of violence. The evening also celebrated the organization's Executive Director Patti Giggans' 25th anniversary with the organization.
The evening also honored the following individuals who have made a difference in the struggle to eliminate violence against women, men, youth and children:
-- Elise Buik, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles
-- California State Senator Gloria Romero
-- Southern California Edison and Frank Quevedo
-- Voices Over Violence: Survivors Who Speak Out
The evening, presented by Verizon Wireless, raised over $300,000 for the organization. Since its inception in 1971 as the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, Peace Over Violence has grown from a volunteer crisis hotline to an agency with a sizeable staff and an excellent reputation. It is widely recognized as a social partner in issues of violence prevention, health, education, human rights, and civil society. The organization, which changed its name to Peace Over Violence two years ago, offers a wide range of programs which encompass 'one on one' intervention services and 'one on one' violence prevention services.
More information about Peace Over Violence is available at www. peaceoverviolence. org.