Daybreak Breakfast

Date: October 17, 2022 at 8:00 AM
  • Hogan Campus Center, College of Holy Cross
  • 1 College St
  • Worcester, MA
  • 508) 793-2564
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Presented By: YWCA Central Massachusetts

The Daybreak Breakfast is designed to educate, motivate and inspire people to build safe communities by raising awareness of domestic violence, supporting survivors, and promoting healthy relationships.

Every day in the United States, four Black women and girls are murdered by their husband, boyfriend, father or another man. Black women make up 14 percent of the female population in our country yet they account for 28% of the females killed by males in single victim/single offender incidents where the race of the victim was known.  (

Even though Black women experience domestic violence at significantly higher rates than white women, the violence is often not reported. They remain silent out of duty to their race and culture, for family unity, and because they fear the systemic racism that permeates and persists in law enforcement and criminal justice.

Our guest speaker, Deborah Collins-Gousby, will address the specific culturally appropriate responses that providers and we, as a community, can offer that empower Black women to break their silence, share their stories, and be free from violence.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available for purchase online by going to

Proceeds support the YWCA’s work providing direct services to victims/survivors of domestic violence and creating local solutions to prevent domestic violence.

Sponsorships and program book ad opportunities are also available. If interested, please email

  • Gina Moretti-MacConnell
  • YWCA Central Massachusetts
  • 5087672505
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