In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in partnership with the Westport DV Task Force, we are pleased to welcome author Dana Buckmir in conversation about her new memoir, Everything Will Be Okay.
Erik Becker is the charming, witty and charismatic stranger who messages Dana, challenging her to step out of her comfort zone and give love another chance. Dana thinks she’s met her soulmate but soon realizes that the man of her dreams is not who he seems. What initially begins as a whirlwind romance quickly transforms into something that could lead to dire consequences.
Falling victim to a dangerous game of control and manipulation that could cost her everything, Dana must find a way to escape Erik’s abuse before it’s too late.
Dana will be joined in conversation by Ann Rodwell-Lawton, Associate Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
This is an in-person event. To register, please click here.
Dana Buckmir is the author of Plenty of Laughs: One Woman's Journey Navigating the Online Dating Waters, a raw and relatable story of dating in the age of technology focusing on maintaining a sense of humor and never losing hope. She also contributes to a biweekly dating column called, "Oh Dana" that gives advice on relationship topics. Dana believes that storytelling not only entertains, but reminds us that we are sharing a collective experience that makes us a little more connected and a little less lonely. This philosophy and her teaching background inspired her to create a workshop and coaching program, "Write your story: From Idea to Publication" where she mentors aspiring authors.
Ann Rodwell-Lawton is the Associate Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Ann oversees DVCC's initiatives, counseling department, and quality assurance efforts. Previously, she was the Director of Education, Training & Outreach at the Women's Center of Greater Danbury for five years. Ann earned her Master's in Social Work from Hunter College with a concentration in community organization, planning and development. Ann has extensive knowledge of youth primary prevention programming and has been trained in many evidence-based programs including Safe Dates and Shifting Boundaries.
Westport DV Task Force
Domestic Violence Crisis Center