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Lovern J. Gordon Author of The Legacy He Left Me and President of Love Life Now Foundation

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Lovern is an engaging and charismatic presenter and educator. She provided an awareness workshop for our Court Appointed Special Advocates and was able to quickly create a safe and welcoming environment. It was powerful to witness a diverse group of individuals put down their guard and reflect on the fact that Domestic Violence has no racial or class boundaries. Lovern is a dynamic, authentic and inspiring woman. Boston CASA is grateful for her contribution and commitment to address social justice issues affecting our communities.

Adriana Cordero Raines, Recruitment and Training Manager for Boston CASA

“You were the most impactful speaker we have ever had in our 15 years of hosting this luncheon! When I told one of our supporters how much time you spent after the event with our survivor group in attendance, she was as moved as I was.”

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) – Pam O'Brien, Executive Director – Florida

Thank you for bringing a higher level of Domestic Violence Awareness to our WIC staff today through your professional knowledge and personal experience! Staff was truly moved through your presentation surrounding the issue of domestic violence and learned important information that will help them reach participants that could be facing domestic violence.

Barbara Brooks Community Coordinator Brockton WIC Nutrition Program

“Thank you for sharing your story, signing your books for employees, and inspiring those affected by abuse to seek help. The work you do via these presentations is immeasurable!”

Dedicated Financial GBC – Shawn Smith, CEO – Minnesota

Our collective THANKS for your wonderful presentation yesterday!!! I had people coming by my office all afternoon and again this morning talking about the program and how powerful they felt it was! You are an amazing speaker. We were so pleased by the full day of awareness.

Donna M. LeClair Coordinator - Women's Resource Center Massasoit Community College

Lovern: It was such a pleasure to have you in class as a presenter. The students learned a lot from you. Looking forward to furthering projects surrounding the issue of domestic violence awareness.

Dr. Dawna M. Thomas Associate Professor, Sociology; Women's and Gender Studies Simmons College, Boston

Thank you so much again for coming and for all your help to prepare for D.V. Awareness Week! Everyone is still talking about how remarkable you are and how much we valued your presentation and transparency.

Harvard Black Law Students Association - Community Outreach Representative

“Your presentation was insightful, thought provoking and very enlightening.”

Human Resources DV Presentation – Lisa Monsein, SHRM-CP, PHR – Boston

“Thank you for spearheading this beautiful mission and for articulating so powerfully what many are experiencing, what life can look like on the other side of it and how others can help.”

International Virtual DV Workshop – Think Real TV, Faisal Syed - Saudi Arabia

We were honored to have you speak Lovern, you are a star!

Marcia Szymanski, Executive Director of New Hope

“Lovern's story and how she linked it to her slides, provided a concrete picture of the cycle of violence and workshop helped how to not blame the victim.”

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) – Advocate Academy Participant – Boston

Lovern: Thank you very much for coming and speaking with our International Chinese Exchange Students today. Your story is one that is very moving and needs to be told. I know it made an impact on our students. Knowing there are people who can help them is important, whether they are victims themselves or they witness an abusive situation. We will debrief in our classes and also remind students that by listening, learning and becoming more aware, they can also be agents of change.

Nancy Centers, Ph.D Academic Counselor Tufts University at University Preparatory Program

Lovern, I just wanted to say thank you for all the amazing resources and presentation you shared with our attendees on domestic violence awareness. I am incredibly grateful that you were available to connect with the Suffolk University audience to talk about your experiences, to see your passion and to learn more about your amazing work!

Queen-Cheyenne Wade, Suffolk University Class of 2020, Sociology Major, Center For Women's Health & Human Rights Intern

“I thought Lovern was very engaging and made a difficult topic accessible to us all.”

University of Illinois – Student – Illinois