METAMORPHOSIS

A newsletter published by Women’s Advocates, Inc

Volume XIV • Number 2  /  May, 2005

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p.6 - Upcoming Events

 

VIDEO IN PRODUCTION — “WE WILL HARBOR YOU: A HISTORY OF MINNESOTA’S BATTERED WOMEN’S MOVEMENT”

 

Historian Terri Hawthorne and producer Kathleen Laughlin previewed at their April 15th fundraiser a 27 minute work-in-progress of their video, “We Will Harbor You: A History of Minnesota’s Battered Women’s Movement.” The project is nearing its final filming and production stages and is still in need of finishing funds. They have gathered material and videotaped many hours of interviews to document the domestic violence movement that began with Women’s Advocates. Many of the founding mothers are featured discussing the struggles and triumphs they encountered in their quest to establish a crisis line and shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. In the video, on the stage, or in the audience, the evening introduced us to Women’s Advocates founders Sharon Rice Vaughan, Bernice Sisson, Monica Erler, Pat Murphy and Lois Severson, among others; to Elva Martinez, a child resident; and finally, to current Executive Director Raeone Loscalzo. They are still looking for the original divorce booklet that was written in 1972, old photos, documents, slides, film or video from the seventies and eighties pertaining to the movement and the early shelters in Minnesota. Please contact them with your stories or possible funding sources. Their biggest constraint will be the 56 minutes running time of public television! Their website www.wewillharboryou.com has more information, or contact Terri at 651-645-4427 or Kathleen at 612-332-1979.