It’s been so busy I haven’t even had time to post! (and I’m sick with a nasty nasty cold to boot!…)
Today at lunch, please join us for a session with Ursula Krubnik from Women’s Habitat.
- All are welcome to attend this most important session on ending Violence Against Women.
- We will open by watching the first 6 minutes of the (1986) NFB documentary Silvie’s Story.
- Sylvie’s Story was a production of the NFB’s Studio D, which existed for 22 glorious years, from 1974 – 1996, to provide a home to female Canadian filmmakers.
- This short film recreates the experience of Sylvie, a battered woman who seeks shelter in a Montréal transition house. Faced with the threat of violence, loneliness, the lack of financial resources or information about services, the victim is often understandably reluctant to seek help. Emphasizing the importance for women of speaking out, the film also points out the role of the transition house in putting victims of abuse in touch with appropriate legal and social services. Sylvie’s Story is part of The Next Step, a 3-film series about the services needed by and available to battered women.
- There will be no access to the Library during class periods, except for those classes invited to the sessions.
- The Library will be open before school, at lunchtime and after school… but with very limited table seating on the lower level.