The discussion will be led by Ruth Bennett, public affairs officer in the Office of Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State. The speakers are Jan Langbein, senior policy adviser in the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, and Marylouise Kelley, director of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The featured speakers will discuss ways to promote collaboration at the local and national levels among private and public partners to combat violence. They will also discuss legal, educational, health and infrastructural reforms, as well as offer firsthand observations of their successes and challenges in the field of domestic violence intervention and prevention services.
December 1, 2008 at 9:00am EST
Speakers: Sue Else, President, National Network to End Domestic Violence and Ruth Bennett,
Public Affairs Officer, International Women\'s Issues Office, US Dept. of State
Topic: Taking Action to Combat Domestic Violence: Overcoming Obstacles
Next Broadcast: December 1, 2008 from 4:00pm EST to 5:30pm EST
Speakers: Jan Langbein, Senior Policy Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women, US Dept. of Justice
Marylouise Kelley, Director of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, US Dept. of Health & Human Services
To view the webcast, go to www.cpcwebcast.com/state.
Source: U.S. Department of State
Date of Birth: Oct. 7, 1982
Missing Since: Jan 2006
Missing City: Highland Beach
Missing State: Florida
Height: 5ft 6in
Weight: 110 lbs (aprox)
Hair Color: Light brown
Hair (other): May be dyed blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Please to take a good look at her picture and go to the Flickr Missing Persons Group to see more pictures of Emillie. Her family needs to know the truth. No one vanishes into thin air. Someone out there has to know something. Please do the right thing and come forward if you know anything about Emillie Hoyt's disappearance. Contact Det. Bob Devito at 561-266-5800.
You can help find Emillie by joining her Facebook Group and adding as a friend on myspace. If you use Twitter, you can follow @emilliesbrother. As you could imagine, they are desperate to find Emillie. The holidays are especially difficult for families dealing with the loss of a missing loved one. Please don't forget about them. All missing persons deserve to be found.
We had an amazing vigil for Lilly today. Lucely, Lily's mother came out with the baby (Lily's 2 year old son) despite feeling ill & being feverish. She brought Lilly's grandmother and cousin, too. We were so delighted to see them. Baby Palden has grown so much and he's talking like crazy! He is identical to Lily. He's super charismatic and gorgeous! He helped my girls make a heart in the sand made from yellow, pink and purple roses. (pictured above) We looked at Lily's baby pictures & pictures of her growing up, released balloons, and dedicated prayers. It was all very harmonious.
Joe Carrillo, (the pi working her case) couldn't make it due to a trial he's preparing for tomorrow but he provided a prayer for me to read at the vigil. I read it and everyone stood in solidarity. Joe also requested for everyone to please pray for their efforts. (I'm asking too!) Here's the prayer:
O, Blessed Mother and St Joseph,
you searched when your Son Jesus
disappeared when he was twelve.
You would not give up
until he was found.
You know the pain of having someone missing,
and the joy of finding them,
as you found your son.
Help those who are searching now,
to find the answers to their questions,
and an end to their searching.
Inspire people to be vigilant,
so that their eyes and ears
may see and hear news that will bring hope.
Comfort those who feel lonely and sad
because the one they love has vanished.
Be with them in the storm
and guide them in their efforts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Isn't it lovely? We're very fortunate to have you on our side. Thank you so much, Joe.
I really appreciate each and everyone who came out to Miami Beach today to show your support and love for Lily. Thanks so much to Carmen for being there for us, you're a godsend. For those who couldn't make it, we'd be so grateful if you could please light a candle and dedicate a prayer for Lily. Thank you for your loving kindness and compassion on this special day.
Please help Glendene receive the answers she's been waiting so long for. Especially if you live in Las Vegas. Please tune in and help spread the word!
Visit her blog: http://jessiefoster.blogspot.com/
Thank you, AMW!
Sunday, November 16th is Lilly's birthday. She would have been turning 25 years old. Lilly has been heavy on my mind more than ever as time passes and she is yet to be found. It's heartbreaking to know it's been more than 16 months since we saw Lilly's sweet smile or listened to her kind words. Her absence is felt every day by many who knew and loved her. It's frustrating having no idea if or what the authorities are doing anymore. What we do know is her investigation was not handled as they should have in the beginning. Having to endure constant comments about adults having a right to go missing, Lilly's case went cold fast. Every day more time passes without answers, without clues. Disillusioned by law enforcement, I place all my trust in karma. Justice will prevail.
Everyone is invited to join us this Sunday for a Birthday Vigil in Lilly's honor on her 25th birthday ♥ in Miami Beach. We will gather on 80th Street & Collins Ave to celebrate Lilly's life in the company of family and friends who love and miss her dearly. Bring a candle and a prayer, together we can start the healing process.
Sadly, life hasn't been the same since June 2, 2007. It won't ever be back to normal until the truth about what happened comes to light and the persons who did this are brought to justice. Lily will always remain in our hearts and minds. ♥Karma Drolkar, forever a yogini...(Yogini is an enlightened woman with spiritual powers and deep insight.)
WHAT: BIRTHDAY VIGIL FOR LILLY ARAMBURO
WHEN: SUNDAY, November 16th, 2008
WHERE: 80th Street and Collins Ave in Miami Beach, FL
By the water...
Let Lilly's name not be forgotten.
Thank you for your continued support.
There are less than 2 weeks to go before UNIFEM will hand over all signatures to the Say NO to Violence against Women campaign to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. So far, more than 580,000 people have added their names. This is an enormous show of support, yet we are still aiming for 1 million signatures. If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to sign your name to the petition.
Please spread the word further and encourage 3 friends to sign up.
Ask them to join an ever-growing movement of people who demand that violence against women be a top priority for governments around the world at:
You CAN make a difference! Grab your own widget for social networking pages and help put an end to Violence Against Women: http://www.rocketxl.com/unifem
Thank you for all you do!
As stated by the Media Bias article, "Thousands of kids go missing each day -- so why do we never seem to hear about the African-American children?" Great question, Mom Logic! Thanks for bringing this issue to the forefront.
Media Bias: Only White Kids Get Abducted