APWC Presents "Treat Yo' Self" in Celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Written by Camille Chuaquico

  2015 DVAM Treat Yo Self Poster press release


The Asian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC) is proud to announce the ‘Treat Yo’ Self’ event in celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) Plaza in Little Tokyo from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The event is open to all members of the community and aims to raise awareness about domestic violence and self-care for mental health wellness.

APWC will serve free cupcakes, pies, and other sweet treats. Gift cards sponsored by bakeshops in Downtown Los Angeles will be raffled off during the event. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and survivors of domestic violence.

APWC is accepting donations of unwanted wireless phones and equipment in any condition from any service provider in support of Verizon Wireless HopeLine Program. The HopeLine phone donations helps Verizon Wireless donate phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence and provides funding to APWC and other domestic violence shelters across the country.

“Among social issues known in our community, domestic violence is definitely the elephant in the room—an enormous problem destroying families but often left hurting in silence.” said Verena Kwan, APWC’s Workforce Development Program Coordinator. “We at APWC strongly believe that everyone in the community has a stake in bringing this issue out in the open. We invite everyone to take a stand against domestic violence and learn about ways to get involved.”

For further details and to RSVP to the event, please visit: http://ow.ly/TelTp or contact Camille Chuauico at (213) 250-2977.