“Black women we need, More places and spaces
Where we can hear and tell our stories, The ones long forgotten. Because no one remembers or even knew our names, In the first place.” – Lilada Gee
We continue our Domestic Violence Awareness series with today’s show “Dying to Survive: When Domestic Violence Becomes Deadly.” Guest Yolan Henry-Covers, a woman who has been deeply impacted by the devastation of domestic violence, tells her story. In 2009, her daughter, Nova Henry, and granddaughter, Ava Curry, were found murdered by Nova’s former boyfriend, Fredrick Goings. Nova was 24 years young and Ava was 10 months old.
In the studio host Lilada Gee is joined by Veronica Lazo. Veronica is the Executive Director of UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence. UNIDOS exists to empower the community to break the cycle of domestic violence, end sexual assault and promote healthy family systems. UNIDOS provides services in Dane, Rock and surrounding Counties, with a focus on services to the Latino community. In addition, they provide statewide education and technical assistance to colleagues and professionals who wish to improve their services to Latinos throughout Wisconsin.