With domestic violence being at the forefront of media coverage and government action (S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley just announced last Thursday the creation of a domestic violence task force), the Zonta Club of Charleston’s Breaking the Silence Awards Gala couldn’t come at a better time. The fifth annual event will honor and recognize individuals making a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims, including Patricia Warner Kurent, director of the Tri-County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council; Brenda Edmond of Joint Base Charleston; Levolia Rhodes of the Goose Creek Police Department; Lisa Bullard of the city of North Charleston; and Christan Rainey of Real MAD. The gala, which will feature a keynote address by Post and Courier reporter Doug Pardue, a member of the team that produced the five-part series “Till Death Do Us Part,” will include a wine reception and dinner. The dress is cocktail attire.
When: 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St.