Elaine Mayumi Whitefeather, Executive Director of A Community for Peace, a domestic violence provider for Sacramento County, is the November AAUW Sacramento Branch Women of the World Program speaker. Visionary, passionate and fiercely dedicated to the empowerment of every victim of trauma and abuse, Ms. Whitefeather has spent her last 38 years in human service work, 36 of those years in the field of domestic violence, Motivated by personal experiences that included childhood abuse, racial violence, sexual assault and cancer, she has turned these obstacles into opportunities of empowerment, healing and wholeness.
In just seven years, Ms. Whitefeather has developed A Community for Peace from a crisis line advocacy program to a full service state and county certified provider. She envisioned the Domestic Violence Response Team First Responder program with the Citrus Heights Police Department which has now become a model for Sacramento County in collaboration with Child Protective Services. Her latest endeavor is Next Generations, a trauma informed preschool for children exposed to domestic violence located in Carmichael, which opened recently.
In March 2015, Ms. Whitefeather was honored by Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the California Women’s Legislative Caucus as Woman of the Year for her innovative work in the field of domestic violence.
Please mark your calendar to join us at 7 p.m., Wed, November 18, at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Public Library, 7335 Gloria Dr, to hear Ms Whitefeather’s presentation entitled, “Many Blessings: The Gifts Are In the Journey,” She says, “Everyone has burdens to bear from our life’s journey. The choice we make to find strength and meaning and purpose from that pain can lead you to your greatest purposefulness. Everything you experience in life can be used to make this world a better place for many others. It’s all in how you look at it…it’s all in how you will use what you have been given.”
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