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Fall Luncheon – Igniting Social Change: No Visible Bruises

October 14, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


We invite you to join us on Thursday, October 14 at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum from 11:30am-1:30pm, for our live Fall Luncheon Event: Igniting Social Change: No Visible Bruises, featuring Rachel Louise Snyder, journalist, author, domestic violence advocate.  This topic is particularly timely, as we have seen the increase in family violence and abuse during COVID-19.


Rachel Louise Snyder’s book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, was named one of the 10 best books of 2019 by The New York Times. It reveals that one of America’s most urgent social problems takes place behind closed doors, and that the most dangerous place for a woman, statistically, is her own home. Snyder gives a sobering look on the far-reaching social consequences of intimate violence on individuals, families, and our society and its intersections between poverty, homelessness, and addiction, underscoring the fact that none of these patterns emerges in a vacuum.


We invite you to join us in this important conversation and help us raise funds to provide our life-changing programs, such as our 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, walk-in centers, and community education program – ensuring children and adults escaping abuse are empowered to build lives free from fear. You will find sponsorship levels and benefits enclosed.


Click here to purchase your ticket or sponsorship.                                                                                  Not able to join? Click here to make a donation.



The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. To ensure a safe and healthy environment for the Luncheon, we are taking the following precautions:

Outdoor pre-event reception
Masks are strongly encouraged when not eating or drinking, and will be provided at registration
Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the hotel property and in the ballroom
Main ballroom doors will be open to exterior during event
All hotel and event staff will wear masks
The Irvine Spectrum Marriott features a high-level filtration system and an 18’ ceiling in the ballroom.



We ask that anyone experiencing the following symptoms to stay at home:

Shortness of breath
Sore throat
Muscle aches
Loss of sense of smell/taste
Fever greater than 100.4 F



We will be live-streaming the event and provide guests the opportunity to purchase virtual tickets.

Want to attend virtually? Click here for virtual tickets.

Questions? Please contact Nora Caldwell at [email protected]


October 14, 2021
11:30 am - 1:30 pm