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TALK NYC - American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

Thursday, 1 December 2016
New York, NY

On December 1, 2016, 40 members of our tri-state-based community gathered at the home of Joyful Heart board member Sukey Novogratz and her husband, Mike, for a TALK event. Nancy Jo Sales, author of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, discussed how social media shapes and influences the minds and hearts of young girls, and its connection to violence against women.

Sukey started the program by welcoming the guests, including fellow board members Jessica Ambrose, Durk Barnhill, Mariska Hargitay, Danielle Herzlich, and Debbie Millman.   

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Los Angeles Committee Hosts Holiday Boutique

Thursday, 17 November 2016
Los Angeles, CA
On November 17th, 37 members of our joyful community gathered for our first Los Angeles Committee Holiday Boutique, hosted by members Jenny Belushi, Jill Eisenstadt-Chayet, Colleen O'Brien and Vanessa Frank.
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San Francisco Bay Area Committee Hosts Soul Cycle Ride

Saturday, 19 November 2016
San Francisco, California
On November 19th, our San Francisco Bay Area Committee hosted its first fundraiser, a SoulCycle ride to benefit Joyful Heart's Healing, Education and Advocacy work in California.
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Carolina Herrera Shopping Event

Thursday, 29 September 2016
Beverly Hills, California
​On September 29th, Carolina Herrera, in partnership with the event committee: Heather Mnuchin, Jenny Belushi, Jill Eisenstadt-Chayet and Wendy Landes hosted 40 members of our joyful community for a private shopping event at their new Beverly Hills location.
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Our 2016 Joyful Mele Celebration

Sunday, 4 September 2016
Honolulu, HI
On September 4, more than 300 members of our Hawai‘i community gathered at the beautiful Kahala Hotel & Resort to celebrate Joyful Heart’s journey to end sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse forever.
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Saying Mahalo with Chef Ed Kenney at Mud Hen Water Restaurant

Friday, 2 September 2016
Honolulu, HI
Joyful Heart’s Mahalo Dinner is an intimate evening to express our gratitude to the bright lights—partners, supporters, board members, volunteers—who share our commitment and vision of a world free from sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
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TALK San Francisco: Untested Rape Kits

Monday, 30 May 2016
San Francisco, CA
On Wednesday, June 1st, our San Francisco Bay Area Committee held its second TALK SF event focused on the rape kit backlog.
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SVU’s Mariska Hargitay Says NO MORE to Rape and Domestic Violence

Dec. 19, 2014
Diana Reese
If you’ve ever watched even one episode of “SVU,” you can understand why Hargitay, who’s won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her portrayal of Det. Benson, has turned activist for the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Her latest effort, aimed “at getting the conversation started” about these issues that often “are swept under the carpet,” ironically relies on silence and raw emotion rather than on cleverly scripted words.
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This is Our Moment

We are filled with joy and gratitude as we celebrate our journey—the signposts we have heeded, the milestones we have reached and the goals we’ve realized in our work to end this violence.
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Did Mariska Hargitay Help Catch A Real-Life Rapist?

March 11, 2014
Erin Whitney
It's no news that "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay fights for survivors of sexual assault in real life. The Joyful Heart Foundation, which she founded to help put an end to sexual and domestic violence, has recently helped the city of Detroit obtain funds to process a backlog of nearly 11,000 untested rape kits.
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