Dish It Up
The 10th Annual Dish It Up, Our Voices, Our Stories, will provide guests with a powerful look at the lives transformed by Women Against Abuse.
Join us to hear from William Spratley, an advocate and the father of Ameya, whose life was tragically cut short at the hands of an abusive boyfriend in 2010. William will share how he is creating hope after those dark days by becoming Ameya’s voice for change.
Experience a stunning art piece created by survivors in our safe havens, both children and adults, as they share their voices and what they would like you to know about their lives. Take a moment to leave a message of encouragement and solidarity that the many survivors who enter our doors will see in the years to come.
Our Voices, Our Stories acknowledges the critical importance of listening to and affirming the experiences of those affected by domestic violence, who all too often feel silenced. It is about restoring power to individuals, families, and our communities, as we recognize together that their stories are ours too. With 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men affected by intimate partner violence, this is an issue that affects us all.
Women Against Abuse and supporters will celebrate the accomplishments of the last year and give towards this incredible mission.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Melissa Magee
Melissa Magee joined the Action News team in 2009, and is currently the weekend meteorologist for Action News at 6pm, 11pm, as well as Action News at 10pm on PHL-17. She came to 6abc from WNYW in New York, where she presented the weather for the station’s midday newscast. Melissa also anchored the weather for the Good Day New York morning show, as well as the evening newscasts. Melissa is committed to making a distinctive and lasting connection with the viewers. She enjoys hosting a variety of annual 6abc specials, including the Philadelphia Auto Show and the Philadelphia Flower Show. Melissa is also a co-host of FYI Philly, 6abc's weekly entertainment and lifestyle program. Whether she’s out in the field or in-studio, Melissa enjoys gathering facts, and in turn, communicating that valuable information to those who need it the most. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, working out, dancing and spending time with family and friends.