Sunday, October 9, 2011

Domestic Violence Awareness Month--Events in Longmont, CO

I know some people who read this blog aren't living in Colorado. With that said, though you may be unable to attend this film series, I highly recommend the films being shown as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For those in Colorado, perhaps you want to take part in this film series.

L.E.V.I. and Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley are putting on a Domestic Violence Film Series. There are three movies. The dates are below:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ the Longmont Public Library showing Telling Amy's Story
     This film is hosted by actress and activist Mariska Hargitay, and told by detective Deirdri Fishel. Telling Amy's Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2011 in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ the Longmont Senior Center showing Dear Zachary
     Shortly after his best friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, was slain by his jealous ex-girlfriend, Dr. Shirley Turner, filmmaker Kurt Kuenne was shocked to learn that Turner ws pregnant with Bagby's unborn child. Hoping to create a film that would serve as both a memorial to Bagby and an introduction to the father the boy would never know, Kuenne quickly began production on a film celebrating the life of his late friend.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ the Longmont Public Library showing We Thought They Were Sleeping
     More than three million children in the United States witness domestic violence each year. These young people literally grow up in a "climate of fear." Tragically, many hold themselves responsible for the violence. The final evening of this film series will help viewers see domestic violence through the eyes of our youngest victims, children. We'll be showing two short films on the impact of domestic violence on children.

All three evenings will have a moderated discussion following the movies and each film showing will be from 7:00-8:30pm.

For more information visit OR call 303-774-4534

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