5th Annual 50 Shades of Blue Domestic Violence Awareness Event

Furley Recreational Center in Baltimore on October 19, 2019.


Chandra Gore Consulting

Lady Blue wants to change the narrative on Domestic Violence Awareness with the 5th Annual 50 Shades of Blue Domestic Violence Awareness Event.

Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence as it is now called, happens daily. Though there is a domestic violence awareness initiative it's rarely pushed heavy enough to make any actual difference. I feel very strongly that it should be recognized and supported year round having just as visible a campaign and voice as Cancer.

Those who dare to speak out about domestic violence are often misconstrued in the media and personal relationships with friends and family. Men, like women, often find themselves victims of domestic violence, yet won't speak about it because it's considered taboo. Some people find it unbelievable that a man would subject himself to such a situation.

Domestic violence seems to be occurring more regularly these days with athletes and their relationships. The sports world does its duty to brush it under the rug quickly though they will spotlight certain cases so as not to appear oblivious.

The LGBT community suffers in silence because society wishes to look the other way.

The 2019 event had more of a party feel with vendors, music and more. This year, we will do it differently, incorporating a sit down forum. There are speakers, sponsors and advocated lined up to support this cause and event. I am proud to offer this platform.

As an a show of solidarity, we have requested all scheduled participants wear a shade of blue to keep with the theme as they share their stories of survival and how they overcame domestic violence.

Hosted at the Furley Recreational Center in Baltimore on October 19, 2019.


About Founder Arlene Major (Lady Blue)
Arlene R. Major aka Lady Blue was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed high school in Seaside, CA before attending Jacksonville State University in Alabama for a short period of time. Arlene was raised in the military, and served in the Army National Guard in Washington, DC.

Domestic Violence also is a topic that she takes very seriously. As a domestic violence survivor, she found strength to share her story with others and host her first event titled 50 Shades of Blue…a Celebration of Life! This event showcased speakers, vendors and hosted friends and survivors in the Baltimore area. This event has been revamped and is going into its 3rd year here in Baltimore. Lady Blue also has had radio appearances with Must Be the Music, Charm City Direct Radio Show, For The Love of my People, Inspired by Purpose, and Meloni’s Matters. She has been featured in the November 2015 issue of the Belief Magazine and the April 2015 issue of Trendsetter’z Da Online Magazine Business Edition in Atlanta, Pink Pearl Proverbs 31 Woman newsletter and the RepYoGrindBlog emagazine. Besides the website, Lady Blue also has an inspirational page on Facebook appropriately titled Joy Does Come in the Morning.

October 9, 2019 11:27am ET by Chandra Gore Consulting  

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