Until The Violence Stops Festival Help make Kentucky the safest place to live for women and girls! August 18-31, 2007 What is UTVS? The historic festival was held for the first time in June 2006 in New York City and was conceived by author and award winning playwright, Eve Ensler.
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Help make Kentucky the safest place to live for women and girls!
August 18-31, 2007
Saturday, August 25:
Community Writing and Drumming Workshop
Monday, August 27:
Statewide Tree Planting Ceremonies
Imagine a World Without Violence Art Reception
Tuesday, August 28:
In Our Own Voices Event
Community Self Defense Workshop
Wednesday, August 29:
MSU Self-Defense Class
MSU Guest speaker Katie Koestner
Thursday, August 30:
MSU Film Festival
Friday, August 31:
Community Men’s Breakfast
MSU Art / Writing Ceremony
Present the “Quilt of Hope” to the D.O.V.E.S.
Until The Violence Stops Kentucky
Some are on-going; some involve a one-time commitment; and some you can even do from home!
Working together, we can end violence against women and girls!
April 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Men for Change Dinner
Summer Community Picnic and Auction
August Men Against Violence Breakfast
If interested in assisting with these activities email:
Farrah Curtis firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Rodgers Diane.Rodgers@pathways-ky.org
Sherrie Bennett email@example.com
Toni Hobbs firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Johnson email@example.com
The Writing/Art Committee will be soliciting poetry, prose and art addressing the issue of violence against women as well as addressing the ways to empower women and promote gender equality.
The Writing/Art contest will be open to high school students, college students, and community members.
If interested in more information on this contest email:
All of the Morehead Community will be invited to participate in the Imagine a World Without Violence Art Show. The responses received will form the exhibition.
The purpose of the art show is to make people think about the impact of violence against women and girls.
For more information on this committee email:
Violence Against Women
by Bethany Lohmeyer
Jonese Franklin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaimie Ratliff: email@example.com
Heal the cycle of violence against women
The community drumming and writing workshop will encourage creative expression by having participants write from personal experiences. The day will culminate with a healing choreopoem written by the participants and a healing drum circle.
For more information about this workshop email:
The more we succeed with this event, the more our community prospers. By making Kentucky one of the safest places in the world we encourage companies, national events and individuals to move to the Bluegrass. More companies and better workers means a strong economy for the state.
UTVS: Kentucky events will educate and inform the citizens of Kentucky about ending violence against women.
Visibility on event signage, and advertisements brings awareness to our community.
We value our contributors and we are proud to recognize their support and commitment.
This Festival is founded upon the core belief that education, inspiration, thought and action can have a far reaching social and cultural impact. UTVS-Kentucky presents a two-week Festival filled with creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of anti-violence against women.
Festival Sponsorshipis an integral step in making this festival a reality. We are looking for incredible companies, organizations and individuals to provide much needed monetary support, donations, and resources to support the infrastructure of the festival.
Event Partnershipare alliances with our community businesses and organizations to facilitate our various Festival events. It is through these partnerships that we will be able to make not only, each event, but the entire Festival a success. Event partnerships are special to us because we rely on your goods and services to help promote our event through various mediums.
Personal Partnershipis through attendance at the events or through the opportunity to donate time, talents and money. We want everyone to feel connected to UTVS Kentucky!
Rape on College Campuses
One in four college women surveyed are victims of rape or attempted rape *
85% of rapes on campus are acquaintance rapes
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth of school age in the United States often suffer daily harassment, abuse, and violence at the hands of their peers
v•io•lence [vahy-uh-luhns] - noun
1. Rough or injurious behavior, force, action, violation, or treatment that may be physically, emotionally, or sexually abusive.
2. Abusive or unjust exercise of force or power.
3. Rough or immoderate vehemence, as of feeling or language.
Only 6% of all sexual assaults are reported to the police.
Morehead UTVS Project Liaison
Sherrie Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org
State UTVS Project Liaison