Community of Conscience Breakfast, May 11, 2017
“If change is going to come, we have to be the ones to lead the way.”
Curdina Hill, Casa Myrna’s first Executive Director
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the State Room Boston
On May 11, we welcomed more than 300 guests to an uplifting celebration of the founders and past leaders (some of whom are pictured below), who made possible 40 years of new beginnings for survivors and their children. Casa Myrna has worked to support survivors and end domestic violence since 1977. In 2017, we are celebrating our milestone 40th anniversary by looking back on our inspiring past and looking forward to an even brighter future. This year’s Community of Conscience Breakfast illuminated our growth from a single safe place for women fleeing violence into an agency that now serves thousands of survivors and their children annually as they rebuild lives free from abuse. Thank you to our speakers Curdina Hill, Ayanna Pressley, and Karyn Polito; our emcee José Massó; our staff; our sponsors; our hosts at the State Room, and our founders, past leaders, and their families for making the Community of Conscience an incredibly moving and thought-provoking morning.
José Massó, Master of Ceremonies: Host of WBUR’s ¡Con Salsa! since 1975, teacher and mentor to generations, and lifelong champion of cultura y patria.
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Welcome: Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Chair of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and leader on women’s empowerment.
Curdina Hill, Keynote: Co-founder and first Executive Director of Casa Myrna, renowned social justice organizer,and advocate for women’s leadership.
City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Closing Remarks: First woman of color ever elected to Boston City Council and chair of the Committee on Healthy Women, Families, and Communities.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!