“Day of Unity” Press Conference

October 1, 2015 

Safe Passage “Day of Unity” Press Conference MC is Dennis Zine Honorary Mayor of Woodland Hills. Our event host is Javier Cano, Vice President and Market General Manager of The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nations who are working to end violence against woman and their children. The “Day of Unity” soon became an entire month devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national level.

Lt. Kent Wegener, representative of LA Sheriff Dept.

Dr. James Beard head counselor of LA-MERIT- for DV

Dr. Joel Gould, DDS, Modern American Dentistry

Susan Sengezer, Ms. California Ambassador of Domestic Violence, FoRe! –

Taylor Armstrong, Actress, Author and DV Advocate

Sophie Turner, International Model, Actress and DV Advocate

Jarrod Bunch, Former NFL Player for New York Giants

 LAPD, Alina Gheta and Kim Santander

Hi Trish,

Congratulations on such a successful event yesterday!  It was a pleasure to meet you and be a part of the day.  The individual messages from many of the speakers were both powerful and moving.  I personally appreciated the pro-law enforcement sentiment throughout the room.


Many thanks for including the LASD and be assured that we stand with you in the fight against the culture of abuse in domestic violence.




Lieutenant Kent A. Wegener
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Major Crimes Bureau – Operations

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