The OCT. 5th Day of Action against Domestic Violence raised awareness of the issue and helped many who had experienced different levels of violence and abuse feel that their day had finally come. 12 communities around the country participated and our local Santa Fe community produced an event that included many speakers from service organizations, a declaration from the Mayor, a theatre piece written and directed by Talia Pura, music by Marsie Sylvestro and a ceremonial die-in directed by Dr. JoAnne Tucker. Leona Stucky, Regina Ress and JoAnne Tucker, all with the board of Healing Voices - Personal Stories created the Day of Action after Leona wrote a memoir about intimate partner abuse and then realized that the public still doesn't understand the root causes or the effects of domestic violence. Healing Voices will make a short documentary from video clips taken from the different communities' Day of Action. We are grateful to the many organizations that supported us, including 100 Women of Santa Fe, who gave us a grant.
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