Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area kicked off the Zonta Says No campaign a few days early at the November 20th meeting of the club. Held at the Colorado Springs Country Club, the group heard from Erica Laue from TESSA, the club’s local domestic violence and sexual assault agency. Erica shared the current statistics from our community as well as fascinating research about how the brain develops and responds to traumatic events. Members we
re encouraged to learn that a compassionate and supportive response can go a long way toward helping survivors heal.
Showing off their orange “Zonta Says No” bracelets, members committed to getting the word out to others during the upcoming 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The activity for the evening was a collection of products for use at the TESSA Safehouse to assist women, who are currently in residence seeking shelter from an abusive situation.