Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. This is your opportunity to learn more about Domestic Violence, educate others and engage is activities to show support to your local Domestic Violence agencies. Check out the events happening in the Tri-County area.

Tuesday, the 7th:
PWCL is hosting the NW Film Center’s showing of “Rape in the Congo, a film from director Lisa Jackson. Showing at the Whitsell Auditorium, in the Art Museum, 7pm.

Jackson travels through the Democratic Republic of Congo in this sensitive yet unflinching look at the plight of women and girls caught in the country's intractable conflicts. Jackson, a survivor of rape herself, interviews activists, peacekeepers, physicians and even the indifferent rapists. But the most remarkable moments of the film come as survivors recount their personal experiences—remarkable stories of resilience, resistance, courage and grace. Winner of the documentary Special Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. (76 min)
After the film, we’ll hear from Nancy Glass, a former Portlander, who spent time in the DRC working with women around issues of rape, HIV/AIDS, and health care.

Wednesday, the 8th:
Join us for a noon talk with authors and activists Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards on “Activism and Ending Violence Against Women.” Baumgardner and Richards have co-authored both Manifesta:Young Women, Feminis:the Future, and Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism.
Held at the PSU Multicultural Center, free to all

Friday, the 10th:
SAWERA 2nd Annual Fundraiser:
South Asian Women’s Empowerment & Resource Alliance Party featuring music by DJ Anjali, 7pm – midnight at the World Forestry Center, Miller Hall, 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR. Formal Indian Dinner, Dance and Fashion Show. Tickets are $55 per person, 21 and over. No tickets will be sold at the door, please contact Sunny at 503.805.3945 to purchase tickets. Proceeds go directly to South Asian women and children.

Saturday, the 11th:
Raphael House of Portland Benefit Concert, Wonder Ballroon, 128 NE Russell St, 9pm, featuring Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, Caleb Klauder Band and Leigh Marble. Tickets $12 at Wonder box office and Ticketmaster.

Saturday, the 18th:
Film Screening of Sisters in Law

PSU 5th Avenue Cinemas, 8pm, PSU students free, non-students $2.

Sunday, the 26th:
Wonder Woman Day 2008
at Excalibur Comics, 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 1pm – 6pm, free to all.

Bid on original Wonder Woman art by comic and graphic artists from around the world. This year over 100 comic book and animation stars are contributing to the art auction, and over 20 companies are donating prizes. Plus exclusive giveaway prints, costumed super-heroes on-site, and an activity area for kids. Email Andy Mangels at andy@andymangels.com for more info.Proceeds to local agencies.

Thank you for your support!

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