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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Paint Pima Purple

Entire month of October is D.V. Awareness Month. My husband and I attended a film screening at Sea of Glass of “Power and Control” documentary, mostly about the Duluth Model (from Duluth, MN) and an abused woman with 3 daughters, seeking shelter and a new life (with or without her husband). Check out Emerge! website for more activities/information for this month :

www.emergecenter.org

And wear purple clothing on October 19.

Comedy for Charity: Thank you for serving benefit honoring Veterans at the Fox Theater

 

THANK YOU FOR SERVING: THE BENEFIT

AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT HONORING VETERANS

RALLY POINT, LA FRONTERA ARIZONA: RALLY UP! VETERANS HELPING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES: WE HONOR YOUR DEDICATION, SERVICE AND VALOR.

Honorary Chair: Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

“This year’s show, emceed by David Fitzsimmons, is an adult variety show for mature audiences (ages 15+). It will feature Tommy Blaze, who is a veteran of the comedy stage. Tommy has been called America’s premiere relationship comic. For over two decades, he has entertained audiences from all walks of life. Blaze has performed in such diverse arenas as television, film, comedy clubs, colleges, military bases, casinos, cruise ships, and churches.

Tommy sums up his broad appeal with a simple statement: “Wherever you find men and women together, that ‘s where I’m needed.” He has appeared in the NBC mega-hit Friends, and movies like Me Again and Marriage Retreat. He also writes films, including Brother White and God’s Not Dead.

To round out the talent, there will be feature comedy act Butch Lord, from Dallas, Texas; Michael Garvey, from Annapolis, Maryland, a veteran who was shot twice in Afghanistan, was awarded the Purple Heart and who now does comedy with his service dog Liberty: a dance performance by senior tap group The Rodeo City Wreckettes; Hip hop by the award winning Egokillaz; and music by Los Guapos, Janee Starr, as well as local musician Kate Becker and her band. Music! Dance! Comedy! And it’s all for a wonderful cause—to make our community a safer place while at the same time the audience is entertained by a first class show. Our mission this year is to raise money (hopefully a lot of money) and awareness about the problem of veterans committing suicide.

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Wear purple on Paint Pima Purple Day on October 20

pimapurpleday“Join us in raising awareness about domestic abuse in our community. Together we can create safety for all Tucsonans! (from Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse)

Our annual Wear Purple Day celebration will be held October 20th from 7am to 7pm at the Emerge! Voices Against Violence Site, located at 4101 E. 22nd Street.

The event will include:

– The debut of the Emerge! Clothesline Project
– Wear Purple Photo Booth
– Tours of Voices Against Violence site
– Food truck lunch from 11am-2pm (Featuring Truck 54)
– Live broadcasts with local radio stations
– Donation drive for Starting Over Supplies for Emerge! participants”

Visit our website for more information: http://www.emergecenter.org/news/paint-pima-purple-2/

Carolyn’s note:  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a former Americorps D.V. Victims project attorney and former Interim Director of the now-defunct Domestic Violence Commission, I want to encourage more awareness and community support for D.V. programs. Wear purple on October 20th, to “paint Pima purple.”

Emerge! Mother of the Year Luncheon

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“Please join us on May 9th for Emerge!’s 15th Annual Mother of the Year Luncheon as we celebrate the strength and success of mothers who have overcome domestic abuse to find safety and healing. This year, we will also welcome internationally renowned keynote speaker Tony Porter, co-founder of A CALL TO MEN, who will engage us with a powerful look at the underlying causes of intimate partner violence, and speak to the ways in which men and boys can positively impact these social issues. Like Emerge!, A CALL TO MEN is working to address domestic abuse as a collective community issue, needing a collective community solution. Join us as we launch a critical initiative—together we can create a community where all homes are safe.”

$75 per individual ticket, $1,000 for a table of ten
Purchase your tickets today! Call 520-795-8001 ext 7013 

 Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse: http://www.emergecenter.org/news-events/moy/

The Vagina Monologues again at PCC West

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Some people joke by saying that going to this show is as scary as Halloween which is coming up in a few days. I’ve seen this show at PCC West a number of times, and it is very hilarious and yet down to earth. All are welcome to listen & learn about vaginas and women’s sexual health, even men.

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Lots of comedy at Show Me the Funny

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“COMEDY FOR CHARITY is proud to present Stand Up to Stop Violence V, with Headliner John Heffron, winner of Last Comic Standing’s second season, who also has his own DVD, Middle Class Funny. John. An A-List comedian, he’s appeared on Comedy Central Presents, Chelsea Lately, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.Reveille Men’s Chorus, headed by their extraordinary conductor, Shawn Cullen, is back by popular demand with Reverb and a few tunes to raise the audience up.We are honored that Roxanna Green will be selling and signing her book, As Good As She Dreamed: The Redeeming Story of the Angel of Tucson: Christina Taylor-Green.Our Honorary Chair this year is business executive Bill Holmes, who volunteers and contributes his time and money in order to make an impact on our community.Too funny to miss, David Wayne Fitzsimmons will reprise his role as Emcee for the 5th year in a row. Nancy Stanley and Suzie Sexton will round out this talented cast, as well as Egokillaz who will do hip-hop dance to a few contemporary ditties.”

VIP Tickets ($50) include preferred seating and meet and greet with John after the show.