Stephanie Land, award-winning author and survivor, to deliver the keynote address at the 25th Annual Talking Women Conference

Stephanie Land, award-winning author and survivor, to deliver the keynote address at the 25th Annual Talking Women Conference

The Center for Family Justice’s annual fundraiser benefits those affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse. It will be held at Waterview in Monroe on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12 p.m.

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) is hosting the 25th Annual Speaking of Women Luncheon on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12 p.m. at The Waterview in Monroe, CT. Presented by M&T Bank, this annual fundraiser features Stephanie Land, the New York Times bestselling author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Wages and a Mother’s Will to Survive, who is the real life inspiration for the Emmy-nominated Netflix original series. HOUSEMAID.

The live lunch program will feature Land Sharing about her struggles with financial and domestic abuse and how she found the strength to carry on as a single mother. Anna Zap, host of The Anna & Raven Show on Star 99.9, will host a Q&A after Land’s presentation. Guests who do not wish to come in person can purchase a virtual ticket to view the program via live stream. A VIP ticket is also available for those wishing to meet and get a photo and autograph with Stephanie Land.

This inspiring annual event raises funds to provide essential support enabling CFJ staff to provide transformative services to individuals and families in crisis, and to serve the children who need our help the most to break the intergenerational cycle of violence.

Each year, CFJ provides crisis and support services to more than 4,500 adults and children affected by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse living in the communities of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Stratford, Monroe and Trumbull. The impact for customers is life changing.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our flagship event, Speaking of Women. Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for helping our organization provide 24/7 services and programs to our communities,” said Debra Greenwood, CEO. The Family Justice Center.

Services of the Center for Family Justice include the operation of a 24-hour crisis hotline, an emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence as well as comprehensive support services for those who seek to rebuild their lives after trauma. These services include safety planning, support groups and self-help programs.

Camp HOPE America-Bridgeport is another program CFJ offers for youth ages 7-17 impacted by the trauma of domestic or sexual violence.

The three chairs of Speaking of Women 2022 are Patti Masarek from Milford and CFJ board members Sofia De Carvalho from Trumbull and Sarah Cwikla from Easton.

For tickets and more information, visit or contact Lauren Cicchetti at (203) 993-8135 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About the Family Justice Center
The mission of the Center for Family Justice is to break the cycle of domestic, sexual and child abuse by providing services that create hope, restore lives and drive social change through education and collaboration. community.
Our vision is to end domestic and sexual abuse and violence in our communities.

We believe that:
⦁ Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.
⦁ Collaboration with our customers, partners and communities is essential to achieve individualized choice, success and empowerment.
⦁ Trust is essential to our work of building self-reliant survivors.
⦁ Compassion and hope allow people to thrive and feel safe.
⦁ Education, outreach and community outreach are key to driving and sustaining social change and justice.

For more information about the Center for Family Justice, visit or call (203)334-6154. CFJ is located at 753 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT and serves the cities of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.

24/7 support numbers:

⦁ Domestic Violence (203) 384-9559
⦁ Sexual Abuse (203) 333-2233
⦁ Spanish (888) 568-8332

Lola R. McClure