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Fairfield's Center For Family Justice Welcomes Family Advocate At Luncheon

Geoffrey Canada is the featured speaker at the upcoming Speaking of Women luncheon event. Photo Credit: The Center for Family Justice
Speaking of Women luncheon event co-chairs, Catherine Gallagher of Fairfield and Donna Craft of Easton. Photo Credit: The Center for Family Justice

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Bridgeport-based Center for Family Justice will host Geoffrey Canada, a nationally recognized family advocate and author, as the keynote speaker at the group's 18th annual Speaking of Women luncheon.

The luncheon will be on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m. at The Waterview in Monroe.

The Center for Family Justice provides high-quality support and services to anyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.

Tickets, at $175 each, include lunch.

Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone, is known for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem.

“Geoffrey Canada knows first-hand the importance of our mission, and we could not be more excited to have him as our keynote speaker this year,” says Debra Greenwood, CEO/president of The Center.

“He understands the importance a child’s environment has on development and is well versed on domestic violence and its effects on a child’s ability to progress in school due to trauma," Greenwood says.

“Speaking of Women is our most important and largest event of the year, the one on which we rely (upon) to provide us with the needed funds to help those shattered by domestic violence and sexual assault,” Greenwood adds. “We encourage everyone to attend.”

The Waterview is located at 215 Roosevelt Drive.

Tickets can be purchased at , by contacting Marissa Donnelly at 203-334-6154 ext. 21 or by emailing

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