Francesca Fernandez-Aragon speaks to audience members at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center Wednesday morning during the seminar “Why We Stay: Domestic Violence from a Victim’s Perspective.” Fernandez-Aragon is an accredited instructor certified by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and an adjunct instructor at the Albuquerque Police Academy, the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, the Southeastern Law Enforcement Academy and the New Mexico State Police Academy. She is also a survivor of severe emotional and physical abuse. The seminar was held as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Rob Larson – Daily Press