As Board President for the Center for Community Solutions, Jessica Pride will be networking with other sexual assault prevention advocates at this year’s 20th annual Tea & Tonic fundraiser! The high tea and philanthropy event will bring together key community leaders, sponsors, volunteers and advocates at the resort hotel The Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The annual event supports the CCS’s vision of ending sexual violence by strategizing prevention plans and providing survivors with the helpful resources they need to recover and heal.
The 2019 Annual Tea & Tonic Fundraiser will feature keynote speaker Zainab Salbi, an international humanitarian, media host and renowned author. There will also be an awards ceremony, live auction and raffle, a VIP reception, plus a keynote speaker meet and greet.
Tea & Tonic Will Feature the “What Were You Wearing” Exhibit
The event will also include the “What Were You Wearing” exhibit. This renowned art installation has captured audiences around the world with collections of the “normal,” modest articles of clothing assault victims were wearing when they were attacked. It deliberately confronts the stigma that sexual assault survivors somehow invited the attack by their clothing.
Jessica was inducted as President of the Board of Directors for CCS at last year’s Tea and Tonic, and each year she plays an active role in organizing the event.
Jessica Pride and friends at the 2018 event.
About Center for Community Solutions San Diego
The Center for Community Solutions San Diego was founded in 1969. Its mission is to end intimate partner and sexual violence by giving a voice to those affected by these crimes. The CCS assists more than 23,000 adults and children each year through programs geared toward preventing relationship abuse. It is the only rape crisis and domestic violence center in San Diego County.
Keynote Speaker Zainab Salbi
Zainab is an international humanitarian, media host, and author. At age 23, she founded Women for Women International (WfWI), a grassroots humanitarian organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars. The organization has helped more than 480,000 marginalized women rebuild their lives.
Zainab has also hosted and created several TV shows, such as #MeToo, Now What? on PBS. She has authored numerous books, including Freedom is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and The World.
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Jessica Pride and The Pride Law Firm provide compassionate legal representation for victims of sexual crimes. If you have been assaulted or know someone who has and would like to learn about how our firm can help you gain legal recourse, please contact us at (619) 516-8166 for a private consultation. Your phone call is free and without obligation.