Women’s group visits La Femme Club

Noa Schwartz

Representatives from Linda’s Voice spoke to the La Femme club Monday during activities period.

Linda’s Voice is an organization started by three sisters whose mother was murdered in a case of domestic violence. The organization’s purpose is to empower all women to work together to end domestic violence. They also strive to help women in abusive relationships find the confidence to leave their abuser and move on to a happier and safer life.

La Femme faculty advisor Shauna Altieri first presented the idea to the club.

“Some of our club members were interested in participating in community outreach for our club, so we brought it up to Ms. Alteri, who connected us to Linda’s Voice,” club leader Alitzel Villanueva ’17 said. “We’re looking for ways to empower as many females as possible.”

According to Villanueva, La Femme also brought in Linda’s voice as part of an effort to revamp the club since this is its first year being almost entirely student led.

La Femme hopes to become further involved with Linda’s Voice by collaborating on future charity events.

“Linda’s Voice is not only a great cause, but it ties in with the heart of our club, feminism. We seek to not only impact the Harvard-Westlake community, but also to improve the local community here in California,” Villanueva said.