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CNN's Nancy Grace Named Keynote At Luncheon For Bridgeport Justice Center

Legal commentator Nancy Grace will be the keynote speaker at the Speaking of Women luncheon in Monroe in September. The event supports The Center for Family Justice, which is based in Bridgeport.
Legal commentator Nancy Grace will be the keynote speaker at the Speaking of Women luncheon in Monroe in September. The event supports The Center for Family Justice, which is based in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- CNN Headline News host Nancy Grace will be the keynote speaker at The Center for Family Justice’s 19th annual Speaking of Women luncheon on Sept. 27 at The Waterview in Monroe.

Grace, a former Atlanta-based prosecutor, is well-known for her tireless advocacy on behalf of crime victims in her role as host of CNN Headline News top-rated legal affairs program "Nancy Grace."

Speaking of Women is a major annual fundraiser for CFJ. The luncheon helps underwrite the costs of providing crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the communities of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.

Grace initially came to television from the Atlanta-Fulton County District Attorney’s Office where she served for a decade as a special prosecutor of felony cases involving serial murder, sexual assault, child molestation and arson. Following the murder of her fiancé, she gave up plans to become an English professor and instead became a prosecutor eventually taking on her role as a legal commentator and activist.

“We are thrilled to have the incomparable Nancy Grace bring her passion for advocacy on behalf of victims of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse to our Speaking of Women podium,” said Debra A. Greenwood, President/CEO of The Center for Family Justice. “As someone who has been profoundly impacted by violent crime, we expect her to deliver a poignant keynote address that directly relates to our mission of supporting victims and transforming them into survivors.”

The honorary chair of Speaking of Women is Connecticut’s First Lady Cathy Malloy. Co-chairs are Donna Craft of Easton and Catherine Gallagher of Fairfield. Committee members include Jill Fitzburgh, Trevor Mullineaux and Roe Chlala of Fairfield, Sarah Cwikla Mastropole of Easton, Anna Rodrigues of Monroe and Barbara Liberman of Trumbull.

Ticket prices for Speaking of Women start at $175. Opportunities for table and corporate sponsorships are available. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Marissa Donnelly at MDonnelly@CenterforFamilyJustice.org or 203-993-8121.

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