By Pat Prescott

To honor October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Positive Results Corporation is hosting their First Annual Purple Purse Tea Party this Sunday, October 23rd from 2-5pm at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to celebrate survivors while educating women and girls of all ages.

It will be a lovely luncheon with entertainment and 100 women mentoring 100 girls on awareness, hope, health, healing and financial empowerment. Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten and Kandee Lewis has dedicated herself to doing something about it with her Positive Results Corporation. Kandee stopped by our studios to talk about the Purple Purse Tea Party and some of the things that all of us need to know about domestic violence.

All State has teamed up with the Positive Results Corporation to bring awareness to the community at large and to celebrate the victims and their families. There will be food and entertainment but attendees will also learn how to prevent or at least get out of an abusive relationship. In addition to financial and physical abuse, victims often have to deal with verbal abuse and intimidation as well. Kandee’s team will try to help victims learn how to cope with these issues.

People who are not affected by domestic violence need to know more too so that they can recognize the symptoms. Kandee talked about why people don’t just leave an abusive relationship. She says that these relationships often begin with love and so the emotional connection is complicated.

An excellent group of presenters will be at the Purple Purse Tea Party, including a sex therapist who will talk about how every individual has the right to have pleasure in their life. Kandee also talked about how words hurt and how verbal abuse can ruin people’s lives.

We talked about how Kandeee manages to stay positive as she assists victims of abuse. She says the successes are what keep her going. She told an emotional story of a teenager who attended one of her bullying workshops. Kandee wasn’t sure if she reached the young lady until later when she learned that the girl was thinking about committing suicide that day and how what happened at the workshop changed everything.

There was a time when we respected our elders but today elder abuse ins on the rise. Kandee says drugs like angel dust and crack have had a deadly impact on our communities. Parents with drug issues led to a generation of kids who had to fend for themselves, leading to mistrust and disrespect for the elders. She believes we start with common courtesy and love. You’ll never see Kandee Lewis without a smile on her face. It sound simple, but it’s a start.

Kandee says that when they do hug therapy at her workshops, attendees line up to get their hugs. At her workshops, they stress healthy relationships and leadership development. They want young people to be peer leaders. No one can communicate with them as well as their peers.

Please support the positive Results corporation and the good work that Kandee is doing to prevent domestic violence.

To attend the Purple Purse Party, volunteer or make a donation, contact Kandee Lewis at info@prc123.org. Visit www.PRC123.org or www.Facebook.com/PRC123 or call or text 323-787-9252.

The First Annual Purple Purse Tea Party: Creating Awareness of violence and Abuse and Strategies for Financial Empowerment
Sunday October 23, 2016 from 2-6pm
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012

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