December 3, 2010 | Healthcare
"Telling Amy's Story" screening will premiere in NYC, introduced by Mariska Hargitay and emceed by Meredith Vieira
The Verizon Foundation has partnered with Liz Claiborne and the Joyful Heart Foundation for the premiere of "Telling Amy's Story" in New York City. The powerful domestic violence documentary will screen at the AXA Equitable Center on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Mariska Hargitay, founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation and star of "Law and Order: SVU" will introduce the documentary and Meredith Vieira, co-host of the "Today" show, will serve as emcee for the night.
Following the "Telling Amy's Story" screening, there will be a question and answer discussion with leaders and advocates from the domestic violence community. The panel will include Deirdri Fishel, detective from State College Pennsylvania police department; Linda Fairstein, author and former prosecutor; Kim Wells, executive director, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence; Melanie Doebler, director of Public Engagement, Penn State Public Broadcasting; Yolanda Jimenez, New York City mayor's office to combat domestic violence; and Martha Delehanty, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Verizon Communications.
The screening event and Q&A panel will serve as an impactful lead-in to Liz Claiborne's 7th annual "It's Time to Talk Day" on December 8 - a national day dedicated to raising awareness and conversation about domestic violence.
"Telling Amy's Story" was created by Penn State Public Broadcasting and is airing on local public television stations throughout the country. The Verizon Foundation awarded more than $400,000 in grants to Penn State to create the documentary and fund a domestic violence prevention training program for students and faculty.
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