On the February 22nd broadcast of Lyn Twyman’s Courage Empowerment Forum, featured guests are Lynne Russell, executive director, and John Murray of D.A.S.H (Dating Abuse Stops Here). Lynne lost her daughter Siobhan Russell, who was just 19 1/2 years old, to teen dating violence. Lynne and John, who is Siobhan’s cousin, along with family and volunteers are carrying on her memory and helping to save lives through their organization D.A.S.H.
Featured music will be brought to us by talented independent artists who collaborate with Suzanne Perry’s OP Music House non-profit and her Exposure Concert to reach young people and raise awareness to domestic violence. Featured artists are Sharen Wendy Robertson, Mike Zogaria and L.W. Perry.
This program will be a tribute to all families who have lost children to dating violence. Tune in live at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on February 22nd atwww.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY.
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About Lynne Russell
Lynne is a native of London, England. She relocated to the USA in 2000 with her husband and three young children, Siobhan, Jordan and Francesca. It was the tragic murder of her eldest daughter, Siobhan, that led Lynne, along with family and friends to create Dating Abuse Stops Here “DASH”. Lynne is a graphic designer with experience in print, web, corporate identity and video graphics. She brings her vision and creativity to DASH. Since the launch of DASH in October 2010, on what would have been Siobhan’s 21st birthday, Lynne has been proactive in her community. She has given numerous presentations to teens and parents, attended a White House roundtable meeting addressing teen dating and sexual violence, and has organized community events to raise awareness of the prevalence of teen dating abuse.
About John Murray
John, also a native of London, England, has just graduated high school. John is heading to Bristol University, England in September. He will major in Russian and Politics. John is a confident and passionate speaker. Siobhan is his first cousin, and he is compelled to speak of the dangers of teen dating abuse in her memory. John draws upon his leadership and communication skills gained from being a Sergeant in the Combined Cadet Force in England.
Visit D.A.S.H. at http://www.datingabusestopshere.com
O.P. Music House
About Suzanne Perry
Suzanne Perry was plucked from society at the tender age of 17 by a controlling partner who would control, confine and torture her over the next 22 years. Repeatedly convinced the abuse would leave, she left and returned 3 times to the relationship and then married. When given an ultimatum of “it’s him or me,” by their 16-year old daughter, Perry made up her mind. The next beating session she had her husband arrested, and she and their daughter obtained permanent orders of protection.
Today, she is a public speaker, writer, hosts several radio and live music shows and a public access program targeted at promoting peace through music. She supports hundreds of men and women across the country through their experiences of abusive relationships.
Based on her belief that if abusers were exposed, they wouldn’t abuse, she created the ‘EXPOSURE Concert; because love shouldn’t hurt,’ a 3 day music fest which nearly 50 bands played, and streamed live around the world. It was viewed from 8 countries and 34 states, and has become annual.
In 2012, she will be touring the US with musicians, some of which are survivors, for the EXPOSURE tour, presenting her story during the day and hosting the musical events at night.
Featured Independent Artists are:
Sharen Wendy Robertson