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With your help, we've made great strides in the movement to end domestic violence in Rhode Island. We now invite you to stand with us, our task force of domestic violence survivors (SOAR - Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), and six member agencies (Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, Sojourner House, Women's Center of RI, Women's Resource Center) on March 11 as we let local leaders KNOW that we must all come together to prevent domestic violence.
Future generations need us to do the work involved in creating healthy communities that are free of violence. Our children have a right to a peaceful world where the threat of domestic violence no longer exists. Building this future is our responsibility and can be our legacy.
So please join us as we propel our movement forward on this special day. Let our collective presence send the message that the statewide domestic violence community is strong and committed to this issue. NO MORE. Together we can prevent and end domestic violence.
Visit our policy center for more information about NO MORE Day and prevention efforts in Rhode Island.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 2, 2012
CONTACT: Cristina Williams at RICADV; Phone: (401) 467-9940; Cell: (917) 940-3729
The groundbreaking play about domestic violence, hope and survival was rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy
[Providence, R.I.] Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR) today announced a new date for the play, Behind Closed Doors, which was postponed Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. The opening night performance will take place on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Repertory Company Dowling Theater in Providence.
All tickets to the sold-out October 29 performance will be honored.
More information about the play can be obtained by visiting soarinri.org within the coming weeks.
"Behind Closed Doors" is an original play written and performed by 15 survivors of domestic violence from SOAR, a task force of RICADV. This performance is a true account of their experiences with domestic violence, hope and survival, and seeks to draw you into their lives to dispel the stigmas of this often misunderstood abuse. The script was crafted by Trinity Repertory Company teaching artists Michael Williams and Francesca Montanile, who mentored the SOAR members in cultivating their performances. The play was developed over ten 90-minute sessions in which the survivors journaled, wrote poetry and told stories that were weaved into a play composed completely of their own words. The women speak both their own words and the words of their fellow survivors. All proceeds from "Behind Closed Doors" benefit SOAR/RICADV in raising awareness and ending domestic violence.
SOAR is a task force of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence comprised of domestic violence survivors. SOAR's mission is to promote, advocate and work towards the elimination of domestic violence and to embody and give visibility to the voices of abused women.
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