Community Stuff 2/7/14

Gloucester Joins Global Campaign

To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls:


On February 14, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., Gloucester will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.

With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2014, the City of Gloucester will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express our outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

“ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a joyous recognition of the sacred and how it must never be made profane by any person, institution or government. Violence and oppression of women is the core wound that foreshadows all other problems in the world, from poverty to war to destruction of the environment. Rising is not only a dance, it is the birth of the future.”

Paul Hawken, environmentalist and author, Blessed Unrest.

JOIN US at 12:30 p.m. on February 14, 2014 at the Cape Ann Savings Bank Park, 101 Main Street, Gloucester.

If you are unable to join us, please take a moment to stand up in your workplace or home in recognition of the millions of women and girls across the world who are impacted by violence. Ask your friends and colleagues to join you.

HAWC, the Gloucester Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse,

YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center and

Pathways for Children

O’Maley Innovation School Drama Club presents musical, “Fame Jr.”

The O’Maley Innovation School Performing Arts Department cordially invites members of the Cape Ann Community to attend this year’s musical production of “Fame Jr.” The six shows, performed by two different casts and over 80 talented actors, actresses, and crew members,  are scheduled on:

· Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

· Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5.00 for students and seniors and $7.00 for adults.  All proceeds finance future productions. Questions about the performances?  Call 978-281-9850.

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