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October Issues Panel: Domestic Violence Awareness

October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Virginia Club of New York would like to invite University of Virginia alumni living in the area to its first Domestic Violence Awareness Panel. This event is organized in partnership with the One Love Foundation. Founded in 2010 in honor the memory of University of Virginia student, Yeardley Love, One Love works with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.

Every October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is observed to bring to light an issue that effects our community in a staggering way. We hope you are able to join us and learn more about DVAM as well as ways to become involved.


6:30 – 6:45 PM – Reception

6:45 – 7:15 PM – Escalation Screening

7:30 – 8:30 PM – Panel & Q&A

8:30 – 9:30 PM – Reception



Lanai Daniels

Lanai Daniels is a community organizer, youth worker, and advocate for Black and Brown women, girls, queer women, and transwomen. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, she seeks to amplify the voices of marginalized women and girls in conversations about race, gender, sexuality, and class. Aside from her role as co-coordinator for Youth Voices Network at Day One, Lanai is a Core Sister of Sister Circle Collective and a Board Member of New York Abortion Access Fund.

Theodore (Teddy) Mukamal

Teddy is a graduate of UVA CLAS 2007 with a major in History and Spanish. He is also earned a JD from Brooklyn Law School in 2010. From 2013-2015, Teddy worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Kings County Office of the District Attorney. Prosecutors in the DV Bureau are responsible not only for prosecuting criminal offenses in court but also for working with victims to provide a litany of services to both victims as well as defendants with the goal of reducing domestic violence. Teddy is presently an investment sales real estate broker at Eastern Consolidated.

Jaklyn Van Manen

Jaklyn Van Manen is one of One Love’s Program Coordinators for Campus Campaigns. Her specific geographical focus is the New York tri-state area. She works closely with schools in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to roll out the Escalation curriculum on campuses and in the community. Jaklyn has over 6 years of experience working with survivors of trauma in higher education, nonprofit, and government settings. As a student activist, she was a leader of the CHANGE Initiative at Castleton State College and continued her career at Castleton creating a Peer Advocacy program for victims of interpersonal violence. Jaklyn also engaged in cutting edge clinical research at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, where she coordinated studies examining PTSD and treatment response. Jaklyn holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University in Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Studies. Contact Jaklyn at jaklyn.vanmanen@joinonelove.org for more information about Escalation in the New York tri-state area.

Xiao Yu (Camilla)

Xiao Yu is a Counselor Advocate at the New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC) since 2014. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University in 2014 and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has worked with college students, substance abuse population, and individuals with severe mental illness. She takes clinical interest in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and has a great passion for working with the Asian community. She has presented on her work with Asian survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) on college campus and at the American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA). She believes in holistic healing and practices yoga and meditation.

Lorna Zhen (UVA ’07)

Lorna is a staff attorney in the Matrimonial and Family Law Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group, a non-profit civil legal services organizations. Lorna represents survivors of domestic violence in Family and Supreme Court in cases involving divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, visitation and family offenses, as well as collateral issues such as immigration and victim’s compensation. Prior to joining NYLAG, Lorna was an agency attorney with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) for two and a half years where she represented the agency on child abuse and neglect cases in the Bronx. Lorna received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2010 and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007.


October 21, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Yale Club, Saybrook Room (18th Floor)
50 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, 10017 United States
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