JLP Public Meeting, October 19 – Cyber Abuse & Protecting our Children

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JLP PUBLIC MEETING TACKLES YOUTH CYBER ABUSE AND HOW TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. COMMUNITY WELCOMED TO ATTEND.October 08, 2010 (Westchester, NY) — The Junior League of Pelham (JLP) invites our neighbors to join us at our October General Membership Meeting and Public Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2011. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the meeting will feature speakers from the Executive Director of My Sisters’ Place and the Founder of The Pajama Program. The meeting will take place at The Manor Club Theater, located at 1023 Esplanade in Pelham Manor with a social from 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm and the program running from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Karen Cheeks-Lomax, Executive Director of My Sisters’ Place will be addressing the prevalence of youth cyber abuse and digital disrespect and how to educate parents on ways to keep their children safe online. This will be a preview to My Sister’s Place’s Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon entitled,Peace in the World Begins with Peace at Home…in our own backyard – Over Exposed: Media, Technology and our Children, to be held on October 28, 2011, at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase. The JLP will be the recipient of a Community Partner Award at this event for our long term support of My Sisters’ Place.  “The JLP is committed to bettering the lives of women in need and embraces the mission of My Sisters’ Place to change the culture of violence and bring about meaningful social change by focusing on the next generation”, said JLP Project Co-Chairs Tyson Newton Stephens and Melissa Mulrooney Deighton. We also request that guests/attendees bring a pair of new, unused pajamas and/or new, unused books for children age infant-17 years old to benefit The Pajama Program.  “Danger season” is now and it is the most difficult time for children in shelters as temperatures drop at night and they feel cold, afraid, and lonely. My Sisters’ Place is a beneficiary of this wonderful program.My Sisters’ Place strives to engage each member of society in their work to end domestic violence, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality and peacefulness. Please visithttp://www.mysistersplaceny.orgfor more information.The Pajama Program provides new, warm pajamas and new books to children who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. Please visithttp://www.pajamaprogram.orgfor more information.The Junior League of Pelham is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Please visitwww.jlpelham.org  for more information. CONTACT: Melissa Mulrooney Deighton,Mel722@aol.com “70 years of Lasting Community Change”