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The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Proudly Welcomes WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie to Rhode Island to Celebrate Its 35th Anniversary

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence to Launch NO MORE Campaign at Press Conference with Senators Reed and Whitehouse; Congressmen Langevin and Cicilline; and Attorney General Kilmartin

Event includes a special preview performance from the SOAR play, "Behind Closed Doors," unveiling stories of domestic violence, hope and survival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 24, 2012
CONTACT: Cristina Williams at RICADV: (401) 467-9940; Cell: (917) 940-3729


A RICADV press conference launching Domestic Violence Awareness Month, announcing the NO MORE campaign, and calling for community involvement to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Community members will be asked the question, "what will I do to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault?" and speakers will provide answers to this same question— the speaking program includes politicians and other supporters involved in the movement to end domestic violence. The press conference will also include a special preview performance of the Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR) play, "Behind Closed Doors," which will be held at the Trinity Repertory Company Dowling Theater later during the month of October.


Deborah DeBare, executive director, RICADV; Senator Jack Reed; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse; Congressman Jim Langevin; Congressman David Cicilline; Attorney General Peter Kilmartin; Madeline Perreault, president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Rhode Island; Michael Williams, education outreach coordinator, Trinity Repertory Company; members of SOAR (domestic violence survivors)


Monday, October 1, 2012, 10 a.m.


State House, Bell Area, 82 Smith Street, Providence, R.I.

1) The NO MORE logo (the first unifying symbol to express support for ending domestic violence and sexual assault) and campaign signage; NO MORE community pledges; and NO MORE photo booth
2) Speeches by DeBare, politicians and other special invitees (see above)
3) Footage with survivors from the SOAR play, "Behind Closed Doors"
4) Sponsor (Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Citizens Bank Foundation, Cox Communications, Cumulus Media Inc., Dave's Marketplace, General Federation of Women's Clubs of Rhode Island, and Providence En Español) engagement and remarks