DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (DV) WORKSHOP
The ‘Why I Stayed‘ Tour with Lovern Gordon is a relatable workshop that examines the complexities with #DV, as well as reasons why victims stay, so the focus can be geared on how to help rather than blame.
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Interactive Workshop Includes:
- Effects of being a child witness to abuse.
- What constitutes a healthy relationship vs. abusive one.
- How to safely end an unhealthy relationship.
- How to become an UP-stander, support survivors, and more.
- DURATION: 90 minutes – Email: email@example.com
About Lovern Gordon:
After winning her 2nd consecutive pageant title (both in 2010), Lovern worked tirelessly to promote ‘Awareness Against Domestic Violence’ as her platform. The following year, she subsequently founded Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. after becoming certified as a D.V. Advocate.
Through her awareness work, she’s been able to give an in-depth look at the effects of abuse from different perspectives (as an adult survivor from a 2-year relationship and as a child witness to it where her mother was abused at the hands of her father throughout their 30+ year marriage). She continues to be a sought after speaker on the issue and conducts DV workshops, globally, surrounding it.
The Legacy He Left Me – DV Awareness Book:
A Domestic Violence Memoir
Huffington Post Live, CBS This Morning, ABC4 Utah, ABC’s Cityline, NBC’s This is New England, CBS’ Centro, WHDH’s Urban Update, Reelz’s – Security Brief, TV6 News and WESN in Trinidad.
Podcasts: iHeart Radio’s – Tough As Nails, The Collective Co. Podcast, ThinkReal’s – Saudi Arabia Podcast, The Boston Podcast Network and Success is A Journey.
WBUR’s 90.9FM, WEZE 590AM, BigCity FM.
Print: Huff Post Magazine Cover & Feature, Boston Globe, USA Today Newspaper, The Story Exchange, CIO Views Magazine, Boston Voyager Magazine, Monitor Magazine, Leasing News and NEFA Newsline Publications.
Awards and Social Media Features:
- Women’s History Month Feature – Instagram for Business
- Special Recognition Award – Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)
- ‘Heroes Among Us’ Award – Boston Celtics highlight post
- Justice in Action Award – Jane Doe Coalition
- Leasing News Person of The Year – for DV awareness work in Equipment Finance Industry
- International Author of The Year – Book Award
- Young, Gifted and Black – YGB New York Award
- Ramplify Community Engagement Award – Suffolk University
- Community Engagement Award – South Shore Magazine
- Rita Bourgeois Leadership Award – Respond Inc. DV Agency
“Thank you for sharing your story, signing your books for employees, and inspiring those affected by abuse to seek help. The work you do via these presentations is immeasurable!”
Dedicated Financial GBC – Shawn Smith, CEO
“You were the most impactful speaker we have ever had in our 15 years. When I told one of our supporters of how you spent so much time with our survivors we serve after the event and she was as
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Florida
“Thank you for bringing a higher level of Domestic Violence Awareness to our WIC staff through your professional knowledge and personal experience! Staff were truly moved through your presentation surrounding the issue of domestic violence and learned important information that
BAMSI-WIC – Barbara Brooks
“I still have people inboxing me after your presentation to state how much you affected them positively. You are an amazing presenter and speaker around the issue of abuse!”
Massasoit Community College – Donna M. LeClair
The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta, Delta Omicron Chapter, wanted to say Thank You again for the amazing presentation you gave. You are so strong and full of energy when presenting!
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Delta Omicron Chapter – Nycole Hughes
To say that Mrs. Lovern Gordon is heaven sent is an understatement. She tells her story with such relatable passion - a story that unfortunately, too many women have experienced. I have had the privilege of hearing her speak on
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Tri-State Chapter – Alisa Collins
“I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing presentation, resources, and conversation you shared with our class. I am incredibly grateful that you took time to connect your experiences with your passion, and make it your #passionwork! The
Suffolk University – Queen-Cheyenne Wade
“Many thanks again for your forum. It was SO impactful, and I have heard many compliments regarding your presentation and bravery! Thank you!”
Boston Medical Center – Barry Rock
“Thank you for spearheading this beautiful mission and for articulating so powerfully, what many are experiencing, what life can look like on the other side of it and how others can help.”
Saudi Arabia – ThinkReal TV – Faisal Syed
“Everyone is still talking about how remarkable you are and how much we valued your testimony and transparency!”
Harvard University Black Law Students (HBLSA) – Community Outreach Representative
"It was truly a blessing and an honor to have Lovern to present to our group to educate and raise our awareness around domestic violence issues, as well as to share her own personal testimony! What a powerful story of
Lila Nottage-Reid, LICSW
Lovern is an engaging and charismatic presenter and educator. She provided a workshop for our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and was able to quickly create a safe and welcoming environment. It was powerful to witness a diverse group of
Boston CASA – Adriana Cordero Raines
“Your story is one that is very moving and needs to be told. Thank you very much for coming and speaking with our International Chinese Exchange Students who I know you impacted. Knowing there are people who can help them
Tufts University – Nancy Centers, Ph.D
“It was such a pleasure to have you in class as a presenter. The students were engaged and learned a lot from you around DV Awareness!”
Simmons College – Dr. Dawna Thomas
“Lovern is an amazing inspiration to the domestic violence awareness cause. Her willingness to partner at the local and global levels pushes D.V. awareness to the next level, and brings together not just one group, but a coalition of minds
HAWC DV Agency – Joshua Claudio
“I had the pleasure to work with Lovern and her organization Love Life Now Foundation on her annual Heel-A-Thon Against Domestic Violence. Lovern is an amazing woman, and is very inspiring. She is very passionate and truly one of the
South Shore Women’s Resource Center – Sandra Blatchford
“Our final count from the Bedding Drive was 54 sets of sheets, 40 pillows, 1 comforter and 1 blanket. This is amazing! Thank you for your commitment to helping victims and survivors!
Family & Community Resources – Dieja Varela
“Many thanks to the Love Life Now Foundation for sheets and bedding collected during their October Bedding Drive marking D.V. Awareness Month!”
“Thank you so very much for all of your work to make the Heel-A-Thon such a great event. We are so appreciative of all that you do through the Love Life Now Foundation and other activities to support Penelope’s Place.”
Ruth M. Aaron
“Love Life Now Foundation has been a stalwart supporter of our mission to end sexual and domestic violence. Lovern (President at Love Life Now) came to our organization as a volunteer, where she went through thirty-five hours of training to
“A famous peace activist once said, “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” You are obviously both wise and virtuous Lovern. Please accept our sincere thanks for volunteering your time with the kids at the shelter
“Love Life Now Foundation has been incredibly helpful in gathering donations for the Elizabeth Stone House and for spreading the word not only on what we do at ESH, but also on the issue of domestic violence on the whole.
“Lovern has been very active in the community to promote “Awareness Against Domestic Abuse”. Her interview with my newsmagazine has opened the door to many people who have emailed thanking me for bringing her personal story of abuse into the
“Lovern is a tireless champion of Domestic Violence prevention, advocacy and awareness. Everyone she encounters will know more about this epidemic after spending only a few short minutes with her. As a survivor, she has turned her pain into Initiatives