September 27, 2012

Subject: BCCA presents Boston Area Artists for VAWA, The Show

 

Dear community,

The Brookline/Greater Boston Community Center for the Arts is pleased to invite you to:

Boston Area Artists for VAWA, The Show

 

WHO, WHAT & WHY:

Dance, Music, Spoken Word, & Fashion in Support of Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, & Stalking, their Legal Protection through VAWA Ė The Violence Against Women Act, & Boston Area Victims Services Organizations.

3 Interwoven goals:

(1) Bringing great Boston-based arts to Boston area audiences, specifically using art to express support for victims of domestic violence, rape, and stalking. Artists include: Music by internationally renowned Martin Case as well as Dario Ghersi; Choreography by internationally renowned Rebecca Rice & introducing Yael Marshall; Dancer Yael Marshall; Kimís Fashion Design.

(2) Advocating for specific legal protections for victims and educating audiences about the history of VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act) and how to influence the current Congressional debates on VAWA. VAWA is crucial legislation for victims of domestic violence, rape, and stalking in effect since 1994, reauthorized with bipartisan support in 2000 & 2005.In 2012, however, VAWA has been put on a path to imminent legislative and funding expiration unless Congress reauthorizes it immediately!

(3) Fundraising for rape and domestic violence victims services in Boston area, specifically BARCC (Boston Area Rape Crisis Center) and Casa Myrna (Boston area domestic violence services as well as operator of the MA Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline called Safelink).

 

WHERE & WHEN

3 Shows at 3 Locations in the Boston Area:

 

Show #1: SATURDAY OCTOBER 13th 2:00 PM

Boston City Hall Plaza Stage

near Government Center T-Stop

(Weather Permitting, See Website)

 

Show #2: SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th 2:00 PM

Brookline Coolidge Corner Branch Library

Concert Room

31 Pleasant Street, Brookline

 

Show #3: SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th 2:00 PM

Blackstone Community Center Auditorium

Bostonís South End

50 West Brookline Street, Boston

(between Washington St. & Shawmut Ave.)

Onsite Parking

 

INFO ON RESERVATIONS, DONATIONS, WEBSITE, & CONTACT

Donations Online, by Mail, or at South End Fundraiser Show

Suggested Donation: $20 General, $10 Students/BDA, $5 Seniors (55+)

30% Donations Plus Profit Beyond Advocacy Show Costs goes Directly to Boston Area Victims Services (split evenly between Boston Area Rape Crisis Center & Casa Myrna domestic violence services)

 

For more information, reservations, and donations visit our show website at:

http://www.BCCAonline.com/vawa_benefit.html

 

For inquiries about show beyond what our website describes, contact show Production Manager Yael Marshall through email at

BostonAreaArtistsForVAWA@gmail.com

 

These shows are sponsored in part by:

Johnson Paint Company of Newbury Street in Boston

The Leather Shop of Fanueil Hall in Boston

Greetings From Boston Inc. of Faneuil Hall in Boston

Brookline Booksmith of Coolidge Corner in Brookline