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Concert To Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

Women On The Move to perform in Honor Grove at college.

of the Canyons is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness Concert on Thursday
benefiting local domestic violence shelters. The 11:45
a.m. concert will feature three members of the band “Women On The
Move” who will perform original songs from their CDs. Sales of the CDs will
benefit the local shelter. Resources and information about domestic violence
will also be available at the concert, which will be held in the campus Honor
Grove. Admission is free.

“The concert is sponsored by the Social Science and Business Division, which
includes Psychology, Sociology and
History,” said Anne Marenco, chair of the Sociology Department. “All of those
disciplines study women, women’s history, women’s issues and women’s social
problems, so we thought it fit in nicely with what we do as a division. We’re
passionate about it.”

 “Statistics reveal
that a woman is beaten every 15 seconds in the U.
S.,” said Connie Tripp, a history professor
at the college. “Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women
between ages 15 and 44 — more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes
combined,” Tripp added.

Speaking at the event will be Tammy Castor, the college’s director of district
safety, Almira Agosto, director of the SCV
Domestic Violence
Center and Jae Weiss from theValley
Trauma Center.

Various college clubs and organizations with an interest in the topic of
domestic violence will also be at the event. 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


“We’ll be collecting items that people at the shelter need,
especially larger ladies’ sized clothing and clothing for children,” Marenco
said. “We also need toys, games and toiletries in all sizes.”


She said groups with an interest in the domestic violence
issue will have information and resources available; along with the speakers’
organizations, representatives from the campus security, SCV
Pregnancy Center
and the SCV Boys and Girls Club will also be on hand to answer question and
share resources.

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.

“These are original songs of love, life and hope, with solos and great
harmonies, acoustic guitar and percussion arrangements,” said Tripp.

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

For more information about the event, please call Marenco at (661) 362-3685.

Concert To Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

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