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Vera House to Hold White Ribbon Campaign Virtual Breakfast for Dinner, Releases Event Trailers

Vera House will hold its annual White Ribbon Campaign kick-off breakfast on Monday, March 1 at 6 p.m. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the event will be virtual and a breakfast-for-dinner for the first time. Participants can register online now through the event.

Additionally, the campaign welcomes its first female-identifying honorary co-chair this year. Marissa Saunders is a victim and survivor of both domestic and sexual violence and the founder and facilitator at Nurturing Individuals Abilities Ministries Worldwide. She also serves as 1st VP on the Vera House Board of Directors.

We are honored to have Dr. Emad Rahim serve as honorary campaign co-chair with Saunders, continuing the tradition of men helping lead the White Ribbon Campaign and use their leadership to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. Rahim is a genocide survivor and refugee of the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields of Cambodia, author, KoTouc Family Endowed Professor, and Chair at Bellevue University, and COO at Ztudium. 

The Virtual Breakfast for Dinner keynote speaker is Eric McGriff, a former Vera House prevention educator who is now an award-winning NYC-based prevention coordinator at the Crime Victims Treatment Center, global peace ambassador, facilitator, and trainer. We are delighted to welcome McGriff back to Vera House.

Finally, we honored to hear again from Don McPherson, a College Football Hall of Famer, author, feminist, and speaker. McPherson inspired us as last year's breakfast keynote speaker.

For more information about the Virtual Breakfast for Dinner, please enjoy the video trailers from Saunders and Rahim, with thanks to Solon Quinn Studios.