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September 11, 2009
Domestic Violence Awareness Event Slated at College
The College of the Canyons Social Science and Business Division will host its second annual Domestic Violence Awareness event on Wednesday, Oct. 21 outdoors on the college’s Valencia campus. Proceeds from the event will benefit local domestic violence shelters.
With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, donation bins to help the SCV Domestic Violence Center will be available to collect cell phones, clothing (women and children, all sizes) kids toys, videos and toiletries.
“We collected more than 100 items at last year’s event,” said Anne Marenco, chair of the college’s sociology department.
Musicians Joan Enguita, Trish Lester and Linda Geleris of the 14-member band “Women on the Move” will perform songs from their compilation album “Beautiful,” which is a blend of folk, pop and blues music.
Signed to the independent record label Red Coyote Records, “Women on the Move” raises money to support domestic violence shelters.
The band’s albums, including “Beautiful,” will be on sale at the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local Santa Clarita shelter. To listen to their music, visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/WomenOnTheMove.
In addition to the concert, there will be several guest speakers, college clubs and organizations with an interest in the topic of domestic violence. Also scheduled is an “Everybody is Beautiful” fashion show and art exhibit, “Real Beauty” featuring art made by COC students. Domestic violence victims and survivors can also make t-shirts for the “Clothesline Project.”
The event will be held at the college’s Honor Grove from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about the event, please call Anne Marenco at (661) 362-3685.