The New Orleans Police Department is partnering with The Rho Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and The Omega Men Foundation to present the Domestic Violence Awareness Summit. There are several events that will take place from November 3 through November 5. On Saturday, (Nov.4) there will be a Unity Walk from Dillard University to Miracles Hall located at 3040 Bruxelles St. beginning at 8 a.m., followed by a panel discussion at 10 a.m. with members of the NOPD, city councilmember Nadine Ramsey and members of the domestic violence programs, among others, to discuss ways to combat domestic violence.
The Domestic Violence Awareness Summit will culminate at 10 a.m. on Sunday (Nov. 5) during a Brunch Buffet at SHA-Jollies located at 6940 Martin Drive. Tickets for the Brunch Buffet are $25 in advance. Judge Tracy Davillier will be the keynote speaker during this event. Interested participants are asked to contact Commander Ceasar Ruffin at 504-312-1207 to purchase tickets.
The Rho Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., is asking for donation items for babies and household items. The foundation will accept diapers, wipes, onesies, bottles, blankets, pacifiers, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, toilet tissue, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper products and house cleaning supplies. Donation items can be dropped off anytime at the Fourth District Police Station located at 2405 Sanctuary Drive or to Rho Phi Chapter- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity located at 1616-A Treasure St. on Mondays between 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. All donated items will go to The Metropolitan Center for Women and Children, The New Orleans Family Justice Center and The Bethel Colony Transitional Shelter, among others.
The Domestic Violence Awareness Summit began in October of 2016 during Domestic Violence Awareness month to bring awareness to issues presented by domestic violence and to combat this daunting experience. All proceeds from the Domestic Violence Awareness Summit will go to The Rho Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to purchase additional supplies and gift cards for members of the domestic violence program.