Peace Over Violence often gets requests from the community for survivors to speak about their experiences through presentations, panel discussions, and media interviews, to educate the public about the realities of interpersonal violence. Our Speakers Bureau “Voices over Violence” is a group of individuals willing to share and discuss in an open and educational way their experiences with sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Speakers are able to address common myths surrounding violence, resources, and the healing process.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking, and would like to share your story, you can become a volunteer for Voices Over Violence. Please contact Lupe Mejia, 213.955.9090 ext/ 127.
“I have found that speaking out has released an empowering spirit in me. I grew tired of the silence in the culture in which I was brought up. I became tired of the silence within myself. Sharing my story continues to give me a new perspective every time I speak forth, I know I am not alone. I speak with hope that it brings about a similar comfort & empowerment to other survivors.”
“I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve on the Survivors Speakers Bureau. Not only has it allowed me to heal more each time I share my story, it has given a voice to those survivors who are unable or unwilling to come forward publicly. I am honored to continue my association with like-minded folks who work to see the end of violence and the ongoing healing of those who have been wounded. Thank you so much for co-creating such a positive environment.”