16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
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Contact Carolyn @ 360-704-8226 or Deborah @ 360-480-6361
16 Days Kickoff with Congressman Denny Heck
Film: “In the Time of the Butterflies” w/Selma Hayak
Sun, Nov 25
2 PM @ OUUC
2315 Division NW
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Interviews with speakers addressing the psychological and
physical impacts of gender-based violence
as well as the
effect of restricted access to health care, education,
employment, and fair wages impact women and girls.
Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages & cookies provided.
Mon – Fri
Nov 26 – Dec 7
Noon –1 PM
“In Her Shoes” – An interactive workshop
participants experience the reality of individuals affected by
gender-based violence. Register at
www.zontasouthpugetsound/16Days/workshop. No fee, but
Mon, Dec 3
5:30 – 8 PM
NOW Defends the Rights of Women
Gilda Yazzi, the national vice
president of NOW, will talk about missing and murdered
Native American women and the need to pass the Equal
Sat, Dec 8
1 PM – 3:30
Call to Action 70th Anniversary of Human Rights Day
Listen to stories of individuals who have dealt with genderbased
violence and learn what legislators are proposing as
solutions to be considered in the 2019 Legislative Session.
Mon, Dec 10
10 AM – noon
The Zonta Club of South Puget Sound (ZSPS) is hosting 16 Days of Activism by featuring speakers, workshops, and events sponsored by local, state and national organizations that address gender-based violence in the world of work. These events are designed to prevent violence, to ensure justice for victims, and to find ways to lift women up and to level the playing field both socially and economically. At noon on weekdays speakers will address the psychological and physical impacts of violence and the lack of resources available. ZSPS is a “hands-on” club that provides service to local non-profits and supports global projects that promote the educations, health, and well-being of women and girls.
Locally, the following organizations are participating in upcoming activities: Human Rights Commission, National Organization of Women, Pierce County AIDS Foundation, Safeplace, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Utilities & Transportation Commission, Washington Human Trafficking Coalition, Zonta Club of South Puget Sound, Zonta Club of Victoria. Additionally, legislators and elected officials will be participating, including Congressman Denny Heck and State Representatives Beth Doglio (22nd District), Laurie Dolan (22nd District) and Laurie Jenkins (27th District).