Domestic violence prevention and intervention organization, Jenesse Center and its long time ambassador Halle Berry are proud to honor Laphonza Butler, President of SEIU Local 2015 at the Imagine cocktail party fundraiser to be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30pm – 10pm, at the Wilshire Country Club at 301 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Laphonza Butler is the President of SEIU Local 2015 – a union uniting the voices of more than 370,000 nursing home and home-care workers throughout California. SEIU Local 2015 is the largest union in California and the largest long-term care local in the country, achieving historic victories – including the passage of the nation’s first $15 statewide minimum wage to improve the lives of over 6 million Californians, for which Butler’s leadership was honored by President Obama.

Previously, Butler served for seven years as President of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW), and also as SEIU’s Property Services Division Director in which she was responsible for the strategic direction of the more than 250,000 janitors, security officers, window cleaners, and food service workers across the country.

Jenesse CEO Karen Earl said, “When Laphonza Butler became President of SEIU, one of her first events was the Jenesse Silver Rose gala. She came to me after the event and said she wanted to get involved. And involved she has been. She invited Jenesse staff to speak to the SEIU executive board to ensure her members knew that Jenesse was a resource for the thousands of workers who may experience domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma in their homes and in the work place. She champions for laborers, everyday women who are working to make a living for themselves and their families on all quality of life issues, including workplace assault, harassment and rape. Laphonza, has been a consistent resource and advocate for workers who are #metoo survivors in places where they would otherwise never be heard.”

“Jenesse Center has been providing over 40 years of life-saving services to some of Los Angeles most vulnerable and marginalized individuals. As the President of one of the largest women’s organizations in the nation – representing 370,000 long-term care workers – I am proud to partner with an organization that works to break the generational cycle of violence and provide survivors with the life-skills needed to live the healthy & full lives that they deserve.”

The goal of Imagine is to elevate the conversation around the topic of violence towards women, girls and men and advocate the human right of peace in everyone’s homes, workplaces and relationships.

Leaders from business, non profit, media, entertainment and government sectors are invited to attend. The event will shine a light on organizations and individuals who have moved the mission forward to raise funds and bring awareness to the issue, provide funding and relief to survivors and use their voice to stop the cycle of domestic violence.

Jenesse Ambassador Halle Berry said, “One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. This is why for 17 years, I have worked with Jenesse first hand to bring awareness to this life-or-death cause. I am proud of the achievements we have made to heal women, girls and families ravaged by violent homes and relationships.”

To learn more about Imagine or Jenesse, visit www.jenesse.org or call 323-299-9496.

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