Media Advisory - Naomi Judd Opens Conference to End Violence Against Women

    KITCHENER, ON, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Naomi Judd, five-time Grammy Award winning
singer/songwriter, actress, talk-show host and domestic violence survivor will
provide the keynote address at the opening banquet of the Communities Working
Together to End Violence Against Women this coming Monday evening,
February 25th. Ms. Judd will be addressing up to 1000 delegates, following
dinner at Bingemans Conference Centre.
    Hosted by the Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region, and funded by
the Ontario government, this conference for leaders and professionals from
community services, health, education and justice sectors, will provide the
opportunity to explore leading edge approaches to prevent and eliminate
violence against women.
    "Ending violence against women is everyone's responsibility," said Deb
Matthews, Minister Responsible for Women's Issues. "This conference is about
sharing ideas and solutions so that women and children can be safe in their
homes and communities."
    Members of the media are asked to check in at the media entrance by
8 p.m., at which time they will receive their media passes and be escorted to
the media section in the banquet hall. Ms. Judd and Minister Matthews will be
available for interviews following Ms. Judd's remarks, press conference style
in the Phillip Room

    Communities Working Together to End Violence Against Women
    Opening Banquet featuring Naomi Judd
    Monday, February 25, 2008
    8 p.m. Check-in for media.

    For more conference details, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Berry, (519) 743-6333, x303,

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