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Purple and Teal Reception

You are invited to join Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault for a reception in honor of domestic and sexual violence survivors and those who work to support them every day.

Awards will be presented to legislators, advocates, and public officials in recognition of their efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Louisiana.

Public officials and dignitaries from across the state will be in attendance. We are pleased to announce that Miss Louisiana USA will be present at the reception to share her story of resilience and achievement in the aftermath of abuse.


“Being a victim of domestic violence has a stigma. But what if you had other options that could help you transform from a victim to a survivor? Those options may seem unattainable, but it is never too late. By saying YES to your life, and YES to your dreams you can break the cycle of abuse for yourself and for future generations as I have in my very own life. One of my favorite quotes says, “If life knocks you down, try to land on your back because if you can look up, you can get up.” Your immediate circumstances are not the end of the road. Find the reasons in your life that will keep you going, keep you strong, and help you overcome temporary obstacles. I was a severely abused by my high school boyfriend, but today I am proud to say I am a survivor!”

-Candice Bennatt- Miss Louisiana USA 2015

Please join us for an evening of networking, appreciation, and celebration. This event is held in conjunction with LCADV and LaFASA’s Day at the Capitol events.

Monday, April 27, 2015
6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

3739 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808