Domestic violence awareness among minorities events to be held

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“Verizon is proud to join with these three leading civil rights organizations to reach out to the victims of this violence — speaking their language and in ways that will resonate — and help them rise above their circumstances to make a better life for themselves and their children.” The PSAs premiered at the New Los Angeles Theater Center. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. Three Los Angeles-based nonprofit groups premiered a series of public service announcements today to raise awareness about domestic violence in Southern California’s Latino, black and Asian communities. The 30-second spots, in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese, will provide victims of domestic violence with information on how to protect themselves. The Asian Pacific America Legal Center, Los Angeles Urban League and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, representing the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Prevention Collaborative, created the ads with a $1 million grant from Verizon. “Domestic violence is a serious problem within all communities and is further complicated by the cultural and linguistic barriers that prevent some domestic violence victims from seeking assistance,” said Tim McCallion, Verizon’s West Region president. last_img read more