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  • Writer's pictureKimberly Wooden

Domestic Violence Awareness: Including Dr. Safiya Omari, Chief of Staff for the City of Jackson

On October 5, 2022, Catholic Charities took a significant step in raising awareness about domestic violence, hosting a poignant event that left a lasting impact. The success of this initiative is owed to the invaluable contributions of key figures, including Dr. Safiya Omari, Chief of Staff for the City of Jackson, Diedra Clayborne, and the dedicated women of Jackson Victims Services.

The event was more than just a gathering; it was a collective effort to shed light on the critical issue of domestic violence and provide a platform for those working tirelessly to address it. Dr. Safiya Omari, as Chief of Staff, brought both expertise and a compassionate perspective to the event, offering valuable insights into the broader context of domestic violence within the community.

Diedra Clayborne's involvement added depth and sincerity to the occasion. Her commitment to the cause, coupled with her dedication to making a positive impact, resonated with attendees and underscored the importance of community engagement in addressing such sensitive issues.

The ladies of Jackson Victims Services played a pivotal role in making the event a success. Their firsthand experience and advocacy work brought authenticity to the discussion, creating a space where survivors and allies alike could find support, understanding, and empowerment.

Being present at the event was a powerful experience, as attendees had the privilege of witnessing impactful words from these influential figures. Their collective efforts not only raised awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence but also emphasized the urgency of creating a supportive community that actively works towards prevention, intervention, and survivor support.

Catholic Charities expresses gratitude to Dr. Safiya Omari, Diedra Clayborne, and the dedicated women of Jackson Victims Services for contributing to the success of the Domestic Violence Awareness event. Through their participation, they have helped foster a community that is not only aware but also actively engaged in addressing and combating domestic violence, emphasizing the importance of unity and collaboration in creating lasting social change.

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