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Investigation Discovery & Glamour Announce ‘Inspire a Difference’ Honorees

October 8, 2014 | by kdelmonico
Inspire a Difference Honorees

Inspire a Difference Honorees

Investigation Discovery and Glamour announced this week that, through their Inspire a Difference campaign, they will again honor four outstanding women who have actively dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of others at an event later this year.

The event is part of Investigation Discovery and Glamour’s Inspire a Difference initiative, which launched last year as a way to inspire  action against issues including domestic violence, civil rights, bullying and victims’ rights. For more information about Inspire a Difference, visit the site

This year’s honorees and their respective charities include:

  • Rosario Dawson, Studio One Eighty Nine – Dawson cofounded Studio One Eight Nine, a social enterprise that enables female artists in Africa to sell their goods via an e-commerce platform. An artisan-produced collection, Fashion Rising, is also available on the site. Proceeds from items sold support initiatives in Africa ranging from job creation and education to programs seeking to end violence against women.
  • Marcia Gay Harden, HELP USA – Harden supports HELP USA (Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged), which provides affordable housing to those who may otherwise be homeless – whether due to poverty, domestic violence or war-induced trauma and injuries. Since its start in 1986, HELP USA has served more than 300,000 people in 35 locations around the United States.
  • Stephanie March, Safe Horizon – For more than eight years, March has been part of Safe Horizon, a non-profit that serves victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking and rape and sexual assault – including children, adults and families. Operating in New York City, the organization helps victims establish safe and independent lives by providing shelters and offering services, including in-person counseling and legal advice.
  • Tamara Taylor, The Rape Foundation – Taylor supports The Rape Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free emergency care, forensic services, crisis counseling and psychotherapy for rape victims and sexually abused children. The organization also provides training to a variety of service providers to help enhance the treatment of victims, and hosts prevention programs throughout the community.

Investigation Discovery Partners with ‘Glamour’ to Honor Women Making a Difference

September 11, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Inspire a Difference LogoOn Monday night, Investigation Discovery partnered with Glamour magazine to honor three philanthropic women as a part of their new public affairs initiative, Inspire a Difference.

At this inaugural Inspire a Difference event, held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, ID honored Emily Deschanel, Kristin Chenoweth and Brittany Snow for their work with the following charities:

  • Five Acres: Emily Deschanel is a supporter of Five Acres, which works to prevent child abuse and neglect and treat and educate emotionally fragile and abused children and their families via residential and outreach programs.
  • Maddie’s Corner: Inspired by her love for her dog Maddie, singer, actress and comedienne Kristin Chenoweth founded Maddie’s Corner, an organization that supports not only animals in need, but also emotionally abused and at-risk children through the sponsorship and creation of pet therapy programs.
  • Love is Louder: Actress Brittany Snow founded Love is Louder to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. Individuals, communities, schools and organizations have embraced Love is Louder as a way to address issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness and depression.

This event is part of ID’s greater Inspire a Difference advertising partnership with Glamour magazine to celebrate incredible women across the country whose dedication to victim’s rights and healing are inspiring others to create a change. A four-page advertorial spread in the September issue highlights the powerful work of Deschanel, Chenoweth and Snow, and their chosen charities. Additionally, ID and Glamour put out a national call-to-action for readers to nominate an everyday hero. One reader will be honored in Glamour’s December issue, and their chosen charity will receive a $5,000 donation from ID.

The campaign, launched in April, will continue throughout the year with domestic violence PSAs featuring various Investigation Discovery talents sharing resources and support for victims of domestic violence.

Take a look at the photos from the event below and then visit our Inspire a Difference page to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones safe!

Inspire a Difference - Henry, Connie & Honorees

ID’s Henry Schleiff Joins Glamour Publisher Connie Anne Phillips and Honorees Brittany Snow, Kristin Chenoweth and Emily Deschanel

Inspire a Difference - Chenoweth & Zahn

Honoree Kristin Chenoweth with ID’s Own Paula Zahn

Inspire a Difference - ID Ladies

Investigation Discovery’s Susan Lucci, Tamron Hall and Charisma Carpenter at the Inspire a Difference Event

Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn to Moderate White House Panel on Domestic Violence

April 17, 2012 | by kdelmonico

Paula Zahn of Investigation Discovery's 'On the Case with Paula Zahn'

On Wednesday, April 18, Vice President Joe Biden will host an event in support of the White House’s initiative to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). As a part of tomorrow’s event, Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn will moderate a panel discussion with community leaders and advocates about the importance of VAWA and the issues that our country continues to face in combating domestic violence. The White House will broadcast the event live online at 11am ET on Wednesday, extending the reach and impact.

In addition, Discovery Education is working with White House and U.S. Department of Justice advisors to broadcast a live webinar to students across the country about preventing teen dating violence. The webinar, a part of the Discovery Education LIVE digital series that brings current events to the classroom, will take place at 1pm ET on Wednesday. Lynn Rosenthal (White House Advisor on Violence Against Women), Kathleen Gless (Victim Justice Program Specialist for the U.S. Department of Justice), and Latinisha Lewis (Grant Program Specialist in the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women) will address high school students across the country to discuss warning signs and the ways they can protect themselves against teen dating violence. All are invited to register for the webinar, and an archived version will be made available following the live broadcast at

Please join us in spreading the word and addressing this important issue!

Investigation Discovery Breaks the Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence with ‘Sin by Silence’ & NNEDV

October 11, 2011 | by aharris
Brenda Clubine

Brenda Clubine

“I wish I could put into words what it’s like…you are so broken as a person.”

After enduring years of abuse and domestic violence, Brenda Clubine was put behind bars for killing her husband. While serving time at the California Institution for Women, she met other women who shared similar stories, and founded an inmate-initiated and inmate-led support group to help abused women, Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA). (Nearly eighty percent of female inmates have experienced abuse in their lives.)

After serving 26 years in prison, Brenda Clubine was released, thanks in part to her advocacy work with CWAA. Brenda’s first act of freedom was to call her son. “I had to learn how to use a cell phone to call my son,” she recalled. “Things change while you’re in prison. They don’t teach you how to use a cell phone when you see it on TV.”

Sin by SIlence EventTo highlight Brenda Clubine’s story, and raise awareness about domestic violence issues, Investigation Discovery, in conjunction with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), hosted a screening and panel discussion event in Washington, D.C. earlier today. Brenda’s tale is one of several featured in the documentary, Sin by Silence, which makes its world television premiere on Investigation Discovery on Monday, October 17, at 8pm ET. In addition to Brenda, who is celebrating her 50th birthday today, other panel speakers included Olivia Klaus, Director and Producer of Sin by Silence and Paulette Sullivan Moore, Vice President of Public Policy for NNEDV.

All three panelists encouraged attendees to help spread the word about domestic violence issues. As Brenda noted, “We fail by keeping the silence silent.”

Watch the trailer for
Sin by Silence and RSVP to join the film’s director and producer, Olivia Klaus, for a chat on Facebook during the premiere on Monday night.