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Archive for May, 2008

Alicia’s Voice: Citizens Against Domestic Violence presents A Poetry and Yoga Fundraiser for The Center!

Posted by bgsuenglish on May 8, 2008

Alicia’s Voice: Citizens Against Domestic Violence is a non-profit group dedicated to bringing real and measurable change to Wood County and the surrounding areas by promoting the development of The Center, a facility where victims and their children can have access to all necessary legal, medical, and social services related to family violence under one roof; the creation of teaching materials and activities related to domestic and relationship violence for local schools and organizations; and the continued community and legislative awareness of domestic and relationship violence issues.

As part of the ongoing effort to raise awareness and funds for The Center, a poetry reading will be held on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 pm at 434 Wooster St., Bowling Green. Reading from The Why and Later: An Anthology of Poems about Rape and Sexual Assault will be Carly Sachs, editor of The Why and Later and author of the steam sequence (Washington Writers’ Publishing House) and Amanda McGuire Rzicznek, poet/essayist and BGSU instructor. The poetry reading is free and open to the public but donations for Alicia’s Voice and The Center are greatly appreciated.

Additionally, yoga classes to benefit the Center will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 11 am and again at 2 pm at the Simpson Garden Park, 1291 Conneaut Avenue, Bowling Green. Both classes will be taught by Megan Bell, a certified and registered Yoga teacher through yoga Alliance. Tickets for each of the two one-hour yoga class are pre-sold online at aliciasvoice@yahoo.com (please specify which class you plan to attend), at The Why and Later Poetry Event, AND AT THE DOOR of the yoga events. Cost for each one-hour yoga class is $20; ALL proceeds go to Alicia’s Voice and The Center.

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