SOURCE: A Just Cause

A Just Cause

November 13, 2015 09:22 ET

A Just Cause Supports "Let's Talk" Event November 17, 2015 Featuring Special Guest Speaker Ron Legrand, Vice President for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and Former Counsel on Capitol Hill

Community "Let's Talk" Event Welcomes Diverse Guest Speakers for Open Dialog to Improve Community Relations Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - November 13, 2015) - Advocacy group, A Just Cause, announces on Tuesday November 17, 2015 at 7PM MST, Pastor Rose Banks of the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church is hosting the Community "Let's Talk" event held at 451 Windchime Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Let's Talk will feature Ronald "Ron" Legrand, Vice President for the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). A Just Cause supports Mr. Legrand's endeavor to raise our nation's awareness concerning the terrible reality of domestic violence.

On Thursday October 8, 2015 on AJC Radio, "our listening audience heard an exclusive and compelling interview with Ron Legrand," says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause Executive Director. "Ron Legrand is a legend in Washington, D.C. having worked with some of the most powerful and influential members of Congress on Capitol Hill. We also commend the ongoing efforts of various organizations and community leaders who work diligently to make a difference and bring about positive change, which is why we were happy to endorse the Community Let's Talk event featuring Mr. Legrand," adds Banks.

According to the official website: The NNEDV seeks to make domestic violence a national priority, change the way society responds to domestic violence, and strengthen domestic violence advocacy at every level. "The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists." (http://nnedv.org/about.html) The NNEDV ensures needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level, offering support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships and empowering survivors to build new lives, and bringing much-needed resources to local communities. NNEDV has become the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates.

"Ron Legrand brings in-depth knowledge regarding the process of law and fairness. A Just Cause shares many tragic stories of injustice, and exposes the corruption that breeds violence in our society. We applaud all that Mr. Legrand is doing to clarify misconceptions people may have concerning domestic violence in this country," adds Lisa Stewart of A Just Cause.

"I'm excited about having Mr. Legrand as our special guest speaker for Let's Talk on November 17th due to the fact that he has made such tremendous contributions to this country over the years. He is well-versed in the law, and a genuine champion for justice," says Pastor Banks.

Ron LeGrand had been Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations until April 2015. His prior government service also includes Lead Democratic Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee on Oversight of the Over Criminalization Task Force, Counsel to the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse & Control, Counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. Senate, Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Transportation & Government Operations, Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section, and Special Agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Ron has also served in the major nonprofit and corporate sectors as Chief Diversity Officer with AARP, and Director of Minority Affairs & Business Development for Nabisco Foods.

Ron is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. He has served on the Board of Directors of national and local organizations, and is the recipient of "Outstanding Performance" awards during his tenure with the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as numerous awards for community service.

Ron is the father of six sons. He is a devoted community activist and an avid member of several community-based and fraternal organizations, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the 100 Black Men of America. Ron serves on several boards, including the Dimock Community Health Center in Boston, the Bethune DuBois Fund, the American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform, and the International Coalition for the Eradication of Hunger and Abuse. He is also listed in the Inaugural Edition (2009) of Who's Who in Black Washington, D.C. Ron holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Boston College (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-legrand/).

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