In Celebration of Mothers 19th Annual Luncheon

May 12, 2023

11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Peacock Gap Clubhouse

Keynote: Tanya Selvaratnam

Writer | Award-winning Producer | Artist & Activist | Survivor

For more information email [email protected]

Tickets and Table Purchase Click Here

“Celebrating women’s role in nurturing the growth of children, families, communities and nations”

There is a reason In Celebration of Mothers was the winner of Marin Magazine’s 2022 Best Non-Profit Fundraiser. For 18 years, this event has lifted spirits, presented thought-provoking speakers, and raised money to support a vital cause. This event now consistently draws over 400 individuals to Peacock Gap for a lively and festive luncheon.

In Celebration of Mothers honors the mothers who give us life and honors all who give life to hope, equality, love, justice and peace. It brings together our community, both men and women, in celebration of these ideals, and raises funds to support C4DP’s life-giving work. Our goal this year is to raise $200,000 through sponsorship sales, onsite donations, registration, and the silent auction/raffle.

In 2023, we welcome author and activist Tanya Selvaratnam as our keynote speaker, to share her own personal experience of domestic violence at the hands of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Selvaratnam is a writer and an Emmy-nominated and multiple Webby-winning producer with more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of arts and social justice. She is the Senior Advisor, Gender Justice Narratives, for the Pop Culture Collaborative and the author of numerous essays and two books: Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence (Harper) and THE BIG LIE (Prometheus).

Her latest book, Assume Nothing, was released in February 2021 and accounts for how she fell into – and escaped – an abusive relationship with a former attorney general of New York State. Finding strength in the global outcry that emerged through the #MeToo movement, Selvaratnam initially shared her story in The New Yorker as part of an investigation by Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow. Library Journal reviewed the book as “a searing, yet sensitive account of vulnerability and redemption that will find a wide audience.” Kirkus Reviews called Assume Nothing “a courageous and compelling example of an author writing her ‘way out of the darkness.’” The New York Times praised the book’s “crisp, unadorned prose,” and further said, “In methodically describing how a successful artist and activist can fall into a dark relationship with a controlling man, she is performing a rare and valuable service.” Her first book, The Big Lie, examines how a whole set of cultural norms have influenced the way modern women think about family planning, the emotional and financial cost of reproductive medicine, and the complicated mess of shame and guilt around infertility.

Go to Top