Domestic Violence Awareness Month Cupcake & Cocktails with Purple Ribbon Chef
Purple Tears A Domestic Violence Journey at the historic South Side Community Art Center
CHICAGO, IL) October 2, 2018, –Purple Ribbon Chef in conjunction with Carlisa N. Thomas will also be hosting its annual domestic violence awareness event at the historic South Side Community Art Center 3831 S Michigan Ave (a pillar in the African American community) on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm. The expected guest can expect to mix, mingle, and enjoy cupcakes & Cocktails, facts about domestic violence while wearing the color purple, a color dedicated to promoting the shared sympathy among domestic violence survivors and their families. Speakers will be present to educate the public about domestic violence along with local entertainers in poetry like Author, poet, speaker Cherlnell Lane and more. Among activities will include a local business expo featuring some of the organization's sponsors/supporters and Survivors such as Emerald Escape Products, Brown Sugar Balloon Academy, Purple Ribbon Chef, and Daintee Dollz just to name a few. All guests are expected to incorporate the royal color of purple in their wardrobes as a sign of support, strength, and unity for the cause.
Owner of Purple Ribbon Chef will also be releasing her debut book "Purple Tears A Domestic Violence Journey". This is a free event! We have some tickets available that will include signed copies of her new book.
About the owner Carlisa Thomas is a 18-year lupus survivor as well as a domestic violence survivor with many hats that she juggles from day to day. The 32-year-old mother of two is an entrepreneur and founder of Loop-us she started to help educate others on the disease and provide resources that can help women throughout various communities in the Chicagoland area. Carlisa funds her organization in part from her personal business "The Purple Ribbon Chef" in which her culinary training comes from Johnson & Wales University in Baking and Pastry Arts and Culinary Art's from Washburn Culinary Institute. Her Lupus organization has been quite successful in helping families dealing with lupus, from fundraising for burial cost, serving as a connector to other community and national lupus support groups, attending health fairs, educating others about healthy living and eating and recently partnering with the South Side Community Art Center for various charitable initiatives surrounding the organization, the disease and domestic violence. If that's not enough, Carlisa also has dedicated the last 8 years speaking to youth annually at the teen talk radio theater about social etiquette in communicating with others who may be dealing with a serious illnesses such as Lupus, among serving as an advocate for young minority women overcoming health and social obstacles to pursue their dreams of being an entrepreneur on the move. There's nothing stopping Carlisa, domestic violence didn't and neither will Lupus.
To learn more about how to interview Carlisa Thomas, book her as a speaker or to cover upcoming events email carlisanthomas@