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October 2022

The LOHM Celebrates 5 Years of Impact

The LOHM celebrated its 5-year Anniversary at The Moxy's Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge on September 20, 2022. The evening was spent celebrating The LOHM and uplifting our work and EPIC vision to globally End Poverty and InCarceration of women and girls. Our partners, champions, and supporters who have linked arms with us along this journey were also honored. 

On this magical evening, we celebrated numerous drivers behind The LOHM’s EPIC vision and raised $100,000. Throughout the night, many moving stories of perseverance and triumph were shared, like Marta, a Pathways 4 Equity Fellow, who shared her powerful story of how she overcame trauma and incarceration and her journey to where she is now, building rockets for Virgin Orbit. 

“For so long my story was one of sadness – one of sexual abuse and addiction. I didn’t feel like I was worth saving. Society saw me only as a felon, and no one would open doors to me. But I’m a survivor – a survivor of sex trafficking and abuse, and I deserve to be seen,” said Marta. Virgin Orbit and The LOHM saw me – they saw my capabilities, my humanity, my skillset, and they’ve made me feel like I belong.” 

"Virgin Orbit and The LOHM saw me – they saw my capabilities, my humanity, my skillset, and they’ve made me feel like I belong.”

Marta - Pathways 4 Equity Fellow

We also heard from our young pioneers, Steven Hoffman and Mary Wood who received the EPIC Y Innovator Award, as they shared their vision, experience, and what inspires them to make social change.

We express our gratitude towards all of those who have supported us throughout the years and had the opportunity to celebrate with us. Your contributions and dedication to uplifting our vision does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.

"I thank you again, Virgin, The NFL Foundation, Third Point - The Margaret and Daniel Loeb Foundation, Fondation Chanel, and each and everyone of you. ”

Dr. Topeka K. Sam, Founder and CEO of The LOHM

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Domestic Violence Awareness

90% of incarcerated women and girls in jails and prisons are survivors of sexual/domestic violence. These survivors are systemically targeted for punishment by the criminal legal system and are placed in harmful conditions that remove their right to fight for their lives.

This current 'anti-survivor' climate is prevalent in the sentencing trends within the criminal legal system that survivors must navigate when facing prosecution. 

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and those who have been affected, The LOHM hosted Survived and Criminalized, a vital panel discussion about the criminalization of domestic violence survivors, the systemic flaws in the criminal legal system and our society regarding domestic violence and sexual abuse.

We heard from directly impacted women as they told their stories of how their fight for survival resulted in their incarceration. The panelists shed light on the abuse-to-prison pipeline in the United States, the harmful conditions that remove the right for survivors like them to live and how we can implement recommendations that show survivors that they have the right not to die.

If you missed this powerful panel, click the link below to watch. 

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