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17th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon - DVC Cleveland

On Tuesday, October 19th, the Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland hosts their 17th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Windows on the River. 

Mu Tau Mu is proud and very excited to be able to sponsor two Alpha Chi Omega collegians to attend the event! Get your tickets here!

Melissa Moore, author of Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter is the luncheon speaker. 

From the event flyer: "Melissa G. Moore, the daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson, a man infamously known as the Happy Face serial killer, shares her personal experiences of surviving domestic violence abuse and how she escaped the perpetual cycle of violence. As seen on Oprah and Good Morning America, Melissa provides strength and hope, encouraging women who blame themselves to retain their belief in their self worth and life purpose when facing adversity."

From "Throughout her life, Melissa Jesperson Moore had to hide her true identity. She had pretended that life was perfect after her parents divorced and she was suddenly uprooted from everything familiar and loving. She had to be silent, and to pretend not to be disturbed or upset by her father's actions. Those experiences prepared Melissa to hide the deepest, darkest secret of all. As she began making different choices, building a successful and loving life on her own, her heart began to fill with rays of hope, though she could never quite rid herself of the dark shadow of secrecy and shame. Then one day, her beautiful, innocent daughter looked into her eyes and said, "Mommy, everybody's got a daddy. Where's your daddy?" Shattered Silence is an astonishing, true narrative of personal and spiritual transformation. From her secret life as "the daughter of The Happy Face Serial Murderer" to a woman that bared her soul and inspired millions, Melissa leads the reader on the vulnerable, compelling, and sometimes very raw journey of what it took to shatter the silence, and claim her own life."

 See all the events DVC has planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month here, and follow DVC on Twitter @DVCCleveland. Follow the author Melissa Moore on Twitter as well @missybeans.

Please Support Domestic Violence Center - Cleveland!

The Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland (DVC), ZU's local domestic violence shelter/agency, is a finalist in the Spread the Warmth contest to win a $10,000 grant. Thanks to DVC Supporter Kris Packard who nominated them! Please take a minute to vote for her entry! Go to register, and then choose Finalist #3. Thank you!!

The members of Zeta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega volunteer at DVC and raise funds for them too. We know your support will mean a lot to them! 

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16th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon - DVC Cleveland

On Tuesday, October 20th, the Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland hosts their 16th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon from 11am - 1pm at Windows on the River. 

Mu Tau Mu is proud and very excited to be able to sponsor three Alpha Chi Omega collegians to attend the event! Get your tickets here!

Janine Latus, author of If I Am Missing or Dead, is the special guest speaker. From DVC's website:

"About Janine Latus: In April 2002, Janine Latus’s youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. “Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved” it read, “but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways. Based on his criminal past, writing this out just seems like the smart thing to do. If I am missing or dead this obviously has not protected me...” That same spring Janine Latus was struggling to leave her own abusive marriage.

"She was on a business trip, when she received a call asking if she’d heard from Amy. She was missing. After an extensive search, it took more than two weeks to find Amy’s body. It took nearly two years before her killer, her former boyfriend Ron Ball, was sentenced for her murder. 

"Haunted, Latus turned her journalistic eye inward.  Her New York Times bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead, is a heart-wrenching journey of discovery as she traces the roots of her own -- and her sister’s -- victimization with unflinching candor. At once a confession, a call to break the cycle of abuse, and a deeply felt love letter to her baby sister, Amy, If I Am Missing or Dead is an unforgettable read, and Latus is an unforgettable speaker."

See all the events DVC has planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month here, and follow DVC on Twitter @DVCCleveland.