STV Healing Breakfast

Cliff Berkowitz / Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. / Event

Friday morning the Eureka Woman's Club came to life at the Healing Breakfast for KHUM's 17th Stop the Violence campaign. The room was donated by the Eureka Women's Club and adorned with armloads of flowers from Sun Valley Floral Farms. Resource tables surrounded the room from organizations such as, Humboldt Domestic Violence Services, North Coast Rape Crisis Team, W.I.S.H., Two Feathers, Emma Center, Department of Health and Human Services Suicide Prevention, Silent Witnes, PFLG, DA Victim Witness, Children's Comfort Quilt Project, Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Clothesline Project, and CAPCC.  Guests were treated to a range of pastries from Vellutini Baking Company and coffee from Signature Coffee. The event started with a rousing set of music from The True Gospel Singers.  Marianne Pennekamp, retired social worker and holocaust survivor gave a riveting keynote address. Then it was time to give out a check. This year PFLAG was chosen to receive this year's gift from the Stop the Violence fund managed by Humboldt Area Foundation. Linda Shapeero (PLFAG) was completely take by surprise by the gift. Our pannel, Cliff Berkowitz, Sheri Johnson, Susan Willan, and Sister Gaia T (Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence) gave their final thoughts on this year's campaign, then audience members shared their thoughts.  The event was capped off with music from Lyndsey Battle.  The event was broadcast live on KHUM and is now archived at KHUM.com, click on the Stop the Violence logo to access it.