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CASA Chosen as a Partner for The United Nations Association of The United States of America - Tampa Bay Chapter’s Event

CASA Chosen as a Charity Partner for The United Nations Association of The United States of America - Tampa Bay Chapter’s July 27th Fundraiser & Women’s Empowerment Event

Live Art Event & Panel Discussion on Gender Equality to Feature Internationally Renowned Artists and Speakers

May 31, 2017, St. Petersburg, FL –
When nonprofits unite, social justice marches forward. With the right partners, gender equality and women’s empowerment will be achieved. By working together to end the epidemic of domestic violence affecting 1 in 3 women in America, we take a necessary step towards achieving these goals.

CASA, the official domestic violence center for southern Pinellas County, Florida, is proud to have been named a beneficiary of UNIFIED, The Tampa Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association of The United States of America’s upcoming live art event and panel discussion on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The special event will be held on July 27, 2017 at the Morean Center for Clay, from 6pm – 9pm. A portion of proceeds from the event’s live art auction will be donated to CASA.

UNIFIED will be an interactive, live-art extravaganza featuring locally and internationally recognized artists and performers based in Tampa Bay. It will also feature an insightful panel discussion with influential leaders of Tampa Bay so we may all learn, interact and discuss how to drive tangible change.

“The Tampa Bay Chapter of The United Nations Association of The United States (UNA-USA Tampa Bay) is proud to have selected CASA as a beneficiary of our UNIFIED Gender Equality event,” said Clint Elbow, President of UNA-USA Tampa Bay. “CASA’s work in combating domestic violence is an amazing example of the work being done in the Tampa Bay area to combat gender specific abuse. This partnership between CASA and UNA-USA Tampa Bay is an example of the collaborative advocacy efforts for gender equality in our community.”

UNIFIED will feature an art installation by Ya La’ford, sculpture by Cecilia Lueza, mural by Carrie Jadus, sand cast glass by Marlene Rose, paint on wood by Tessa Moeller, 3-D Printed Sculpture by Tina Piracci, dance performance by Helen French and poetry by Maureen McDole. The panel discussion on gender equality and leadership will be led by Lorna Taylor, CEO of Premier Eye Care and Chair of TBBCA; Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida; and Beth Houghton, Executive Director of St. Petersburg Free Clinic.

Tickets and sponsorships to UNIFIED are now available. For more information on the event please visit www.unatampabay.org. To learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Robert Kruithoff, Fundraising & Events Director for UNA-USA Tampa Bay, at 727-410-9597 or fundraising@unatampabay.org.


CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)
www.casa-stpete.org  |  info@casa-stpete.org  |  727-895-4912

Media Contacts
UNATB: Robert Kruithoff | fundraising@unatampabay.org  | Phone: 727-410-9597
CASA: Mo Venouziou | mvenouziou@casa-stpete.org | office: 727-895-4912 x124 | cell: 727-686-3565



The Tampa Bay Chapter of The United Nations Association of The United States of America (UNA-USA Tampa Bay) is a non-profit, membership organization that is part of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA).


The mission of the UNA-USA is to inform the American public of the principles and activities of the United Nations, to engage the public to support these principles, and to encourage the United States to take an active leadership role in the United Nations. UNA-USA Tampa Bay pursues the mission of the UNA-USA in a regional scope by interacting with Tampa Bay Communities through education, empowerment, and advocacy. To learn more please visit our website unatampabay.org or Facebook page facebook.com/UNATampaBay.


This year marks the 40th Anniversary for CASA, the official domestic violence center for southern Pinellas County, Florida. CASA operates the area’s 24-hour hotline and 100-bed emergency shelter, offers community support groups, provides courtroom advocacy (such as support navigating the restraining order process), assists the Child Protective Investigative team and conducts community and corporate training. In addition, CASA’s Peacemakers teach anti-bullying and healthy relationship curriculum throughout the Pinellas County school system to end the generational cycle of violence.


CASA’s vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place. CASA’s mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change. To learn more visit www.casa-stpete.org, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/CASAStPete or contact us at info@casa-stpete.org / 727-895-4912. For assistance with domestic violence-related issues, please call CASA’s 24-hour hotlines: 727-895-4912 and TTY: 727-828-1269.

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