Erica Weber-Villarreal wrote -
Our team name is "Clear as Mud" because domestic violence for many is not easily understood.
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.
Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. It is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior that is only a fraction of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
We are asking you to rally, sponsor and join us at Long Center on March 6th 2016 to make some noise on the issues of sexual and domestic violence. Let's show our community that we can break the cycle and no longer tolerate violence in our lives. Ensuring a bright future for our children and survivors.