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Indigo Girls - Raising the Bar Benefit Concert 2023

Indigo Girls Concert 2023

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Cocktails for a Cause 2022

Cocktails for a Cause 2022 - From left to right:  Marvin Krislov, Monica Taylor, Jamaal Bowman, Cindy Kanusher, Lauren Enea
From left to right:  Marvin Krislov, Monica Taylor, Jamaal Bowman, Cindy Kanusher, Lauren Enea

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Live Webinar - Emojis in the Context of Domestic Violence 2022

Conversations With Amy Butcher, Author

News12 Reporter and Pace University Alum, Blaise Gomez leads a Conversation with Amy Butcher, author of Mothertrucker, Finding Joy On The Loneliest Road In America

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"A sobering reflection on verbal and psychological abuse [that] honors the healing power of female friendship and questions the nature of divinity beyond its constricting patriarchal manifestations. A searching and deeply empathetic memoir." -Kirkus Reviews

Join us for a conversation between journalist Blaise Gomez and award-winning essayist Amy Butcher, author of Mothertrucker, a book that interrogates the realities of female fear, abusive relationships, and America’s quiet epidemic of intimate partner violence set against the geography of remote, northern Alaska. 

Accomplished college professor, mentor, and writer Amy Butcher seemingly had her life together in 2018, but privately, she was the victim of domestic violence. Embarrassed and emotionally fraught by her partner’s increasingly dangerous and explosive behavior, Amy reached out to Instagram celebrity Joy “Mothertrucker” Wiebe. Joy was a 50-year-old wife and mother and the nation’s only female ice road trucker, a woman who maneuvered big rigs across the deadliest, loneliest, and most isolated road in America, Alaska’s James W. Dalton Highway. She was everything Amy wanted to be: independent, fearless, and in charge of her life in a landscape dominated by men. After months of communication, Amy, desperate to escape her situation in Ohio, accepted Joy’s invitation to ride shotgun as she drove her massive truck up the treacherous and exhilarating Alaskan highway, discovering meaning, strength, and friendship amidst a desolate Arctic landscape.

Blaise Gomez is a two-time Emmy nominated journalist for News12 Hudson Valley and is one of their senior reporters, responsible for stories in Orange County and the greater Hudson Valley area. She is a 2006 magna cum laude Communications graduate of Pace University in Pleasantville. Blaise began her career as an afternoon newscaster with WRCR AM1300 in Rockland County and quickly transitioned to television at Cable 6 News in Orange County. She began working as a freelance reporter for News12 in 2007 and was promoted to a full-time bureau reporter in 2014. Blaise has covered nationally recognized stories such as the Laura Garza murder case, the Sandy Hook tragedy, and the ‘kayak killer’ - Angelika Graswald. Her coverage on religious, political, and societal issues involving the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel and her interview with West Point’s first female brigadier general, Cindy Jebb, garnered two Emmy nods. On a personal note, Blaise is a domestic violence survivor and staunch advocate for domestic violence awareness and legal reform surrounding DV issues. She currently lives in Cornwall with her fiancé and two children. 

Q & A on the Film Donna: Stronger Than Pretty 2021

Q&A on the Film Donna: Stronger Than Pretty - November 18, 2021

Month of Empowerment - October 2021

Month of Empowerment - October 2021 Events

3 Events Across The Month - Join one or Join All

MILCK Concert & Cocktail Party (outdoors) - October 6th

Wellness Hike (outdoors) - October 24th

Exclusive Movie Screening and Q&A with Director Jaret Martino (virtual) - RESCHEDULED TO November 18th

With the health and safety of all in mind, the Empowerment Series events take place outdoors or virtually. The series kicks off with a concert as the inaugural event in PWJC's Month of Empowerment in observance of domestic violence awareness month. PJWC's free civil legal services provide victims of abuse and sexual assault the opportunity to empower themselves and start the journey away from their traumatic experiences, moving towards healing and empowerment.

October Month of Empowerment 2021 Event Page

Q & A  Discussion:  Gail Katz-Bierenbaum Case, as Reported on ABC's 20/20

Q & A  Discussion:  Gail Katz-Bierenbaum Case, as Reported on ABC's 20/20

October 2021


PWJC S.I.P Spring 2021 Flyer

PWJC S.I.P. events began a year ago, as a way to connect while we all "sheltered in place." While some restrictions have been lifted, many remain and we find ourselves "still in place."

Join us for our S.I.P. Event series this Spring. Learn, engage, and experience community as we all are "still in place."

We are creating "community" across the internet to support free legal services for our clients. Take part in these streaming events which range from free to a single fee for streaming.

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Celebrating Justice Virtual Event

October 2020 -  The Celebrating Justice Virtual Event was held on October 8, 2020.  The event honored The Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation for its support of our C.A.R.E. Program and helping us provide clients with peer support when they need it the most - in court. Learn about the volunteers and impact of the program, as well as the many ways PWJC CARES for its clients and their journeys away from abuse.

PWJC Dinner 2020

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S.I.P. with PWJC - Shelter in Place Events 2020

May 2020 - S.I.P. with PWJC, a series of virtual events to create community and support for our free legal services for victims of abuse, sexual assault and elder abuse. The three part series of virtual events created community across the internet: A live "Q and A," Mindfulness in Uncertain Times and A Comedic FUNraiser.

S.I.P with PWJC Shelter in Place Q&A

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Let's Talk About It - Live Q&A
Click Here to View Mindfulness in Uncertain Times Full Webinar

S.I.P Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

Comic Relief FUNraiser




Celebrating Justice Benefit Dinner 2019

Celebrating Justice Benefit Dinner

October 17, 2019 - Honoring Professor Gretchen Flint, The Dobkin Family Foundation and Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Family Court Legal Program (Photos by Margaret M. Fox)

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Making a Difference Benefit Dinner 2018