The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today two (2) 2022 Recognizing (Y)Our Resilience award recipients, who will be honored for their commitment to a national culture where we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence at NCADV's conference. Awardees include Cyrena Martin (Survivor Activist Award) and LaShondria Smith (Lifetime Impact Award). Awards will be presented at NCADV's award ceremony and soiree on Monday, August 29th, 2022 at the in-person conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Special recognition will also be given to NCADV's 2021 award recipients after the 2021 conference was postponed.
"We and those that nominated our award winners are so pleased to have an opportunity to recognize these recipients," said Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV President / CEO. "Their resilience in this space and the ability to commit to this work, no matter the challenges, is admirable and worth taking a moment to acknowledge. Of course, we send a heart-felt THANK YOU to all we are unable to recognize in this way. To all who do this work, we see you and you are appreciated."
Recognizing (Y)Our Resilience: Revive, Renew, Restore marks the 20th national domestic violence conference NCADV has hosted over the past 40 years, which are known for its cutting-edge content and survivor-centric focus. The conference is intentional in that it is convened to delve deeper into the causes of violence and its impact and effect on individuals, communities and our nation.
For more information about Recognizing (Y)Our Resilience: Revive, Renew, Restore and NCADV, visit www.ncadv.org