One rainy day in his childhood was pivotal for Marcos Zubia. He and his mother were riding in a car with his father, who had been drinking before the drive and was endangering the family. That wasn’t unusual, Zubia said, but this time his mother decided she’d had enough of the behavior, part of a pattern of abuse.

“As soon as he stops at the stop sign, we’re going to jump,” she told her son. “We’re getting out of the car.”

“It was a day I’ll always remember,” Zubia said during a recent interview. “It was pouring down rain. … It was raining so hard our clothes were heavy from all the water.”

Men step up to end domestic violence

Troy Campbell of Española, shelter manager, sits Friday in a room at Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. Campbell is the first male shelter manager at the nonprofit. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Men step up to end domestic violence

Marcos Zubia with his mother, Gloria Zubia. Courtesy photo

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