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Verizon Wireless And Yasmin Davidds Ask Latino Youth At San Jose State To Mobilize Against Domestic Violence In California

Partnership Developed to Help Hispanic Youth Break the Cycle of Violence

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October 19, 2008

Yvette Pacheco
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What:
Interview and photo opportunities with best-selling author and empowerment specialist Yasmin Davidds.

As part of the MOBILIZING VOICES™ program pioneered by Verizon Wireless and Yasmin Davidds, Davidds will engage students at the San Jose State University about domestic violence in the Latino community and share her story of survival. Students will also meet and discuss domestic violence with this year’s winners of the Mobilizing Voices Award — all survivors of domestic violence.

MOBILIZING VOICES is a culturally relevant domestic violence prevention and awareness program that calls upon Latino youth to empower themselves and help end the cycle of domestic violence within the community.

Who:
Yasmin Davidds, International Best-Selling Author and Empowerment Specialist
Christina Gonzalez, Verizon Wireless
Mobilizing Voices Award Winners

When:
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where:
San Jose State University
Student Union building within the San Jose State University campus
One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0201
Media Parking: 7th Street Garage - follow signs to Student Union

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine® program puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in communities by turning used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence. HopeLine includes a successful phone recycling and re-use effort, financial support for local and national domestic violence organizations, community and corporate awareness programs, and partnerships with law enforcement agencies, professional sports teams, educational institutions and corporations. HopeLine accepts no-long-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any service provider at our Communications Stores nationwide.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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