CARSON, CA- Newly established non-profit, Majestic Hearts, announces its existence. On Saturday, February 24, at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). Majestic Hearts is an organization for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, whose mission is to convert victims into survivors. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for its shelter and counseling programs.
The launch event introduced Majestic Hearts to close friends, family and the public. The celebration opened with live performances from Saxophonist Keschia Potter, who’s performed alongside celebrities like Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson and Lady Gaga, to name a few. She and her band set the tone for the event playing music from Potter’s newly released album “Rebirth of the Soul.”
Hosted by comedienne Chelley Chelle of LesTalk Radio, the event took on a humorous turn as Chelley Chelle lightened the seriousness of the topic with her comedy performance. Poetess/artist Estee “E dot” Marie delivered two spoken word pieces, “Love Is” and “Beautifully Made.” Both poems spoke to the subjects of domestic violence, sexual assault, self-worth, royalty and love.
Several raffles took place with prizes from Sephora, The Byrds Nest, B.A.L.L. (Build A Lasting Legacy), Her Trendy Décor, ANS Photography and more. There was also a Silent Auction that featured an autographed photo of LA Lakers Center, Brook Lopez.
After the last raffle, Majestic Hearts’ Chief Financial Officer, Ricsyhelle Davis, took the stage to introduce the Chief Executive Officer, Kanishia L. Jackson. Upon stepping on stage, Jackson read Majestic Hearts’ mission statement and announced its first two programs: shelter and counseling, prior to telling her story of survivorship.
The 33-year-old CSUDH Alumna was a staff writer for the school’s newspaper during her senior year. During her stint as a staff writer, she wrote an article about her experience with her abuser in Greensboro, NC. The CEO states, “In the moment of me being abused, I didn’t realize that was my purpose. I had to go through [the abuse] to get…where I am, today.”
At the close of the event, the CEO thanked all the donors, supporters and attendees; the fundraising event brought-in close to $900. These funds will go toward this year’s grand goal of $50K.
To learn more about Majestic Hearts and to register for this event, visit www.majestic-hearts.org.