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CADVA is teaming up with NYU Operation Dreamcatchers for an empowerment session with an art exhibit depicting domestic violence: “Taking Domestic Violence Beyond the Social and Traditional Expectations of the Caribbean-American Community.”
It’s Part I in this series themed: “REFLECTIONS; FACES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE .”This interactive session was embraced by other Caribbean Communities recently featuring the work of renounced Guyanese Artist, Carl Anderson.
February 25, 2012 marked the historic launching of CADVA, INC. in Orlando, Florida, USA. Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness is a registered organization in the State of Florida, United States.
CADVA’s Goal: Leave a legacy and a roadmap behind for any one person who thinks he or she cannot make a difference.
CADVA’s Vision: “When Victims have no more strength, CADVA will be their strength. When they have been silenced, CADVA will be their voice. When they have been made to feel worthless, CADVA will transform them into priceless gems”
Work began long before the formal launch under Break the Silence, Say No to Violence, a message coined by Dianne Madray. This organization encourages, facilitates and teaches those having knowledge of abuse to speak up through the processes of empowerment, how to react when witnessing abuse and taking each peculiar circumstance into consideration. CADVA guides victims to make choices best suited for their own particular circumstances. CADVA brings ‘grass roots’ open discussion sessions to targeted communities.
CADVA was founded by a survivor, Sukree Boodram, author of Breakout: Surviving Abuse and Alcoholism. This is My Story. See more on her story at: www.sukreeboodram.com.
Launch venue as follows:
The Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
NYC, NY 10012
April 9, 2012 6-8pm
Melissa Bhikham 347-837-1010
New York University
Founder & President, NYU Operation Dreamcatchers
CADVA launched in Orlando, Florida and Guyana, South America this year. Refer to www.cadva.org for more information and how to help support Caribbean-American first Domestic Violence Organization.
US Phone#: (407)-404-0331 Sukree Boodram, Founder and President
US Phone#: (917)-399-5764 Dianne Madray, Chief Operations Officer/Program Director
Facebook: CADVA (Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness)