OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2019
Final Friday - Survivor Art
FRIDAY OCT 25, 2019 | Lawrence Arts Center
5:30pm-8pm | Lower Gallery
Join us for a gallery showing of art by survivors as part of Final Friday.. This curated exhibit contains works both from survivors in the shelter as well as from survivors in the community.
Refreshments will be served and advocates will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the exhibit.
Behind Closed Doors
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019 | Lawrence Arts Center
Shot over 12 months, and starting from the moment a 999 call is received, the film follows three brave women who each waive their right to anonymity to show how insidious and terrifying domestic abuse can be.
With an unfolding, present tense narrative, the film also exposes the lack of consistency in terms of the length of sentence given to offenders. When the Police repeatedly take one perpetrator to court only to have magistrates release him again and again, the film demonstrates how the huge ordeal of going to court for these victims of domestic abuse does not mean that, in their eyes, justice will automatically follow.
Speak Out, Sing Out
SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 | Lawrence Arts Center
7:00pm-8:30pm | Lower Gallery
Sing Out, Speak Out is a community concert featuring a variety of local musical acts and local choirs coming together to raise awareness for Domestic Violence in our community and to celebrate survivors and the resilience of the human spirit.
Participants include: Monzie Leo, Hannah Norris & The Band, Katlyn Conroy, the Lawrence Children's Choir, and Free State Aurora Choir. Tickets are free, but must be reserved.
More Information on #ArtHeals
Poetry. Social Stichery. Memoir Writing. On Saturday, October 26, The Willow and The Lawrence Arts Center will host a range of workshops throughout the day which are free and open to the public. Come join!
On Final Friday (October 25th) The Willow hosts a gallery display of survivor art. On the main stage, we'll be showcasing a new documentary about domestic violence in the UK. And Saturday, join us for an evening community concert.