On April 30, 2011, Jenesse Center partnered with Verizon and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence to present a private screening of “Telling Amy’s Story”. The event, held at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA, was attended by 168 guests that included 30 adolescents (14-16 years old) and was hosted by KJLH Radio personality, Adai Lamar. Distinguished guest speakers, Mrs. Avis Ridley-Thomas and Mrs. Fabian Wesson set the tone of the afternoon with their personal accounts of domestic violence.
The screening was followed by an invigorating panel discussion guided by Dr. KikanzaNuri. The panelists included Victoria Lewis Adams (Head Deputy of the Family Violence Division), De’WannaHubbard (Police Chaplain and Detective), Dr. Rhonda Brinkley-Kennedy, Traci Stafford (California Partnership Spokesperson) and Daniel Griffin.
The discussion was later opened to accept audience questions. There were so many interesting and thought provoking questions submitted, yet there wasn’t enough time to answer them all. Some of the questions have been included in the event video. The afternoon concluded with additional conversations about the film and a delicious lunch in Commissary Park on the Warner Bros. Studio lot.
Eugine Eng, Vice President, Verizon Communications Inc., was very pleased with the outcome of the event. Presented with the usual style, flair and grace of a Jenesse event, he felt that it was impactful and supported Verizon’s goal “to show the community that Verizon is a leader in Domestic Violence education and prevention."
To obtain a copy of Telling Amy's Story, contact the Verizon Foundation.