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Looking Ahead to Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is in October. Below are some of the newer speakers we work with who promote intervention, raise awareness, and empower communities to put an end to family violence, as well as a sampling of our veteran speakers on the issue. Whether you are looking for a fresh or more seasoned voice on domestic violence, we encourage you to consider one of our speakers as you begin to plan your domestic violence programs in the coming fall.


Mildred MuhammadMildred Muhammad, Former Wife of the "DC Sniper"

The former wife of John Allen Muhammad, the convicted and now executed "DC sniper" who terrorized the Washington, DC, metro region in late 2002, domestic violence speaker Mildred Muhammad is a survivor who escaped her former husband’s several attempts to kill her before, during, and after their divorce. She speaks openly about her experiences as a survivor and how the violence affected her three children.

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Dawn SchillerDawn Schiller, Domestic & Substance Abuse Survivor

Domestic violence speaker Dawn Schiller was only 15 years old when she was forced into prostitution and substance abuse by 32-year-old porn star John Holmes, who became notorious for his later involvement in the 1981 Wonderland murders. Giving an insider's view of what it's like to be a "throwaway teen," Schiller encourages communities through her organization E.S.T.E.A.M. (Empowering Successful Teens Through Education, Awareness, and Mentoring).

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Melissa MooreMelissa Moore, Daughter of the "Happy Face Serial Killer"

The author of Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter, domestic violence speaker Melissa Moore is the daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson, a man infamously known as the "Happy Face Serial Killer." A survivor of psychological and emotional abuse during her childhood, and a victim of domestic violence in her adult relationship, she shares a dynamic message on the unlimited power of choice in our lives and the importance of having the courage to shine through adversity.

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Janine LatusJanine Latus, Best-Selling Author of If I Am Missing or Dead

A seasoned voice focused on raising awareness about domestic violence, speaker Janine Latus is the author of the New York Times bestseller If I Am Missing or Dead, a heart-wrenching journey of discovery as she traces the roots of her sister's and her own victimization. A confession, a call to action to break the cycle of abuse, and a deeply felt love letter to her baby sister, If I Am Missing or Dead is as unforgettable a read as Latus is a speaker.

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Taylor ArmstrongTaylor Armstrong, "Real Housewife" & Abuse Survivor

Behind the glamorous facade of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, speaker Taylor Armstrong hid a dark secret: her husband, Russell, had been physically, verbally, and emotionally abusing her for years, and she had witnessed violence in her home as a child. A longtime advocate for victims of domestic violence, she works to raise awareness, educate the public, and help victims recover and reinvent their lives, and is the author of Hiding from Reality, a New York Times best-selling memoir.

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Victor Rivas RiversVictor Rivas Rivers, Author of A Private Family Matter

As a male spokesperson for Verizon Foundation's National Network to End Domestic Violence, Rivers believes domestic violence is not a woman's issue, it's everyone's issue. In his moving personal memoir, A Private Family Matter, and in his powerful presentations, speaker Victor Rivas Rivers describes the horror of domestic abuse he witnessed at home as well as his inspiring journey toward independence, recovery, and renewal

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View APB's Domestic Violence Speakers Brochure Online!

Domestic Violence Speaker Catalog Our newly-updated Domestic Violence Speakers Brochure features keynote speakers who have witnessed firsthand how individuals, families, and communities can be destroyed by domestic violence and child abuse. The happy ending is that these domestic violence speakers and speakers on child abuse have risen above their sad circumstances, becoming productive and successful members of society who now speak out against the injustices they endured. Sharing their personal experiences and offering a firm call to action, they enlighten audiences and effect change in both their mindsets and actions.