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Domestic violence awareness event slated at COC

Save the date: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009

Posted: September 11, 2009 1:22 p.m.
Updated: September 11, 2009 1:22 p.m.
The College of the Canyons Social Science and Business Division will host its second annual Domestic Violence Awareness event on Wednesday, Oct. 21 outdoors on the college's Valencia campus.

Proceeds from the event will benefit local domestic violence shelters.

With October being the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, donation bins to help the SCV Domestic Violence Center will be available to collect cell phones, clothing (women and children, all sizes) kids toys, videos and toiletries.

"We collected more than 100 items at last year's event," said Anne Marenco, chair of the college's sociology department.

Musicians Joan Enguita, Trish Lester and Linda Geleris of the all-female, 14-member band "Women on the Move" will perform songs from their compilation album "Beautiful," which is a blend of folk, pop and blues music.

Signed to the independent record label Red Coyote Records, "Women on the Move" raises money to support domestic violence shelters.

The band's albums, including "Beautiful," will be on sale at the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local Santa Clarita shelter. To listen to their music, visit

In addition to the concert, there will be several guest speakers, college clubs and organizations with an interest in the topic of domestic violence.

Also scheduled is an "Everybody is Beautiful" fashion show and art exhibit, "Real Beauty" featuring art made by COC students. Domestic violence victims and survivors can also make t-shirts for the "Clothesline Project."

The event will be held at outdoors the college's Honor Grove from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and admission is free.



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