October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month


BENNINGTON - PAVE (Project Against Violent Encounters) will present a weekly series of films and documentaries at the Community College of Vermont during the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which began Oct. 9.

PAVE will be showing three additional movies or documentaries to highlight these important issues: On Oct. 16: "Trust": This film exposes the danger of online relationships when a young girl develops a friendship with a predator she meets in a chat room and is subsequently assaulted by him. It is a shocking revelation of how predators use online resources to groom and lure victims - a must see for young women and parents.

October 23: "Sin by Silence": Documents the lives of women who chose to fight back against their abusers and by doing so wound up in prison. These women then worked to educate the system about the silent and systemic nature of domestic violence by forming the first inmate-initiated action group- Convicted Women Against Abuse.

October 30: "Miss Representation": How do the media portray women in America? "Miss Representation" highlights how women in America are grossly under-represented in the media as intelligent, dynamic individuals holding positions of power and esteem. Director Jennifer Seibel Newsom questions why superficiality for female characters has become the status quo. Is a woman's worth only skin-deep? Join us in the Community Room at CCV (Community College of Vermont) to watch and discuss. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Films are from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The subject matter is suitable and worthwhile for adults and teens. PAVE will provide popcorn and snacks. For more information, contact PAVE at 802-442-2370.


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