Although she no longer works at the Stop Violence Office, Sonja Carlson, a former assistant coordinator, has not given up her commitment to ending intimate violence.
As part owner of Permit Place, a Los Angeles-based company, Carlson has partnered with the Stop Violence Office to raise money through the Danskin Women's Triathlon Series at Disneyland on Sunday, June 15. She and three Permit Place employees will participate in the swim/bike/run race and give all their donations, about $3,500, to the Stop Violence Office. The company has also pledged to match their donation.
“We are very pleased that Permit Place is raising money for us. It shows that people on campus and off campus are very passionate about making a change in the lives of men and women on campus and in our community,” said Diane Sands, coordinator of the Stop Violence Office.
Carlson worked at Stop Violence from 2002-03.
In 2007, the two parties started a campaign called Partners Ending Violence, to educate the campus and community on dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as promote social change. Sands said the Stop Violence Office will offer education programs to encourage responsibility throughout the community.
To donate to the Stop Violence Office through the Danskin Womens Triathlon Series, visit http://www.dsa.cpp.edu/police/stopviolence/Services.asp.