Contributors, advocates and supporters gathered for the Annual All Against Abuse Gala at the Muses in Southampton, New York on June 9, 2018.
Their unique ceramic platters, created by artists and celebrities were showcased and guests enjoyed great food, music and dancing too.
Leslie Morgan Steiner, Joy Behar and Robin Hommel-Tenenbaum for their incredible work bringing attention to this issue and getting the Retreat national attention that resulted the Shelter getting redecorated, a new 8 passenger van and corporate support for their services.
Leslie Morgan Steiner
Author and national advocate Leslie Morgan Steiner will be the featured speak at All Against Abuse. Her powerful real life story of survival is the basis for her book, "Crazy Love."
In it, Steiner tells her brutally honest journey of domestic violence-at 22, she fell for a man who would end up strangling her just days before they were married. As her abusive husband, he repeated the cycle of control and violence for years and Steiner kept hope that things weren't as bad as they seemed. It wasn't until he almost killed her that Steiner fully understood the truly dangerous place she was in.
"Crazy Love" is a New York Times bestseller, a People Magazine Pick, Book of the Week for The Week magazine and subject of the first TED Talk by a domestic violence survivor.
Co-Host of ABC News’ “The View”
Joy Behar is among today’s leading comic talents. Whether performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is an original voice and leading woman on both stage and screen.
She was a member of the original cast of ABC’s “The View” for 16 years, returning as co-host in September 2015 for the show’s three most recent seasons. Along with winning the 2009 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, Behar is also the recipient of three MAC awards, a CableACE award and a 2000 GLAAD award for her enduring friendship with the LGBT community.
On television, she starred in two HBO specials and was a regular on the series “Baby Boom.” She recently appeared in Woody Allen’s Amazon series, “Crisis in Six Scenes.”
In June 2016, Behar was inducted into the Brooklyn Walk of Fame at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, joining an impressive list of Brooklynites honored for their distinguished work in entertainment, sports, media and the arts.
Behar has hosted her own shows including a call-in radio show on WABC, “The Joy Behar Show” on HLN and “Say Anything” on Current TV.
Her film appearances include “Cookie,” with Peter Falk; “This is My Life,” directed by Nora Ephron; and Woody Allen’s “Manhattan Murder Mystery. “
In theater, Behar starred in Nicky Silver’s play, “The Food Chain,” for which she earned rave reviews, and also in the critically acclaimed play “The Vagina Monologues.” She also wrote and performed in her own solo show, “Me, My, Mouth and I,” at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
Behar has written five books, including two children’s books. Her most recent book, “The Great Gasbag: An A-to-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World,” was released in October 2017.
Two-time Emmy® Award-winning producer and showrunner, Robin Hommel-Tenenbaum has created, launched and led production for some of the most successful shows in network, syndication and cable television. Hommel joined ABC/Disney’s The View in the Fall of 2015 as the Senior Supervising Producer. She currently oversees the show’s widely-popular Hot Topics.
Robin first teamed up with Behar in 2011, supervising production on HLN’s The Joy Behar Show. She then executive produced Joy’s nightly series, Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current TV. Robin developed and executive produced a two-hour, all-star special on Current TV called Comics with Benefits, to aid those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This past September, Robin and Joy partnered with Discovery Communications for a spinoff fundraiser, Joy Behar’s Friends With Benefits. The comedy benefit for The Retreat featured Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman, actor/comedian Mario Cantone, Comedy Central’s Anthony Atamanuik, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love. In 2015, Hommel and Behar also executive produced TLC’s Late Night Joy, a weekly show filmed entirely in Joy’s NYC apartment.
Her previous credits include Co-Executive Producer of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey, Co-Executive Producer of Harpo Productions/ Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Nate Berkus Show and Senior Producer of Rachael Ray.
Hommel won a Gracie Award in 2017 and is the recipient of multiple Prism Awards, a Genesis Award, and a GLAAD nomination. She is also a member of the Producers Guild of America.
Robin is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. She resides in Long Island with her husband and two sons.
The Retreat’s mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence. The Retreat provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, their families and the Eastern Long Island community through:
24 Hour Hotline
Ind. & Group Counseling
For more imformation please visit http://www.retreatgala.org
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