violence http://wamc.org en President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" http://wamc.org/post/president-jimmy-carter-call-action-women-religion-violence-and-power <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former President Jimmy Carter has written his </span>28th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He writes about his concern that for political or religious reasons, more females have been murdered worldwide than all of the people who have died in every war during that same span of time.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87343 at http://wamc.org President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" Eve Ensler And One Billion Rising http://wamc.org/post/eve-ensler-and-one-billion-rising <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few weeks ago, we were in Manchester Center, VT taping an episode of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with <a href="http://www.eveensler.org/">Eve </a></span><a href="http://www.eveensler.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ensler</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, and the author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Vagina Monologues</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Ensler’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> experience performing </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Vagina Monologues</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> inspired her to create <a href="http://www.vday.org/home">V-Day</a>, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. The latest off-shoot of V-Day is One Billion Rising.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.onebillionrising.org">One Billion Rising For Justice</a> is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.</p><p>On 14 February of last year, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls. This year the organization is escalating its efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to rise, release, dance and and demand justice!</p><p>After <em>The Book Show</em> portion of the evening, which was a partnership between <a href="http://www.northshire.com/">Northshire Bookstore</a> and WAMC – we had an audience Q&amp;A with Eve. While it was not taped to be broadcast – it was taped, and we felt that what was shared that night should be heard by a larger audience.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83661 at http://wamc.org Eve Ensler And One Billion Rising One Billion Rising Ulster County - Shelter: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence http://wamc.org/post/one-billion-rising-ulster-county-shelter-concert-film-benefit-victims-domestic-violence <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Friday February 14<sup>th</sup> at 9:30 am as part of One Billion Rising Ulster County, Natalie Merchant will introduce the premiere public screening of: <em>Shelter: &nbsp;A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence</em> at Kingston, New York’s Old Dutch Church, Bethany Hall. The event is free and open to the public and the screening will be Followed by a panel discussion with Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Senator Terry Gipson,&nbsp;Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, Dutchess County&nbsp;Executive Marcus Molinaro,&nbsp;Elizabeth Culmone - Ulster County&nbsp;Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Special Victims Bureau, and Marjorie Smith, Dutchess County&nbsp;Assistant District Attorney, Bureau Chief for the Special Victim’s Bureau.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 83796 at http://wamc.org One Billion Rising Ulster County - Shelter: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence "Shelter" at Bard College's Fisher Center http://wamc.org/post/shelter-bard-colleges-fisher-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;On June 2 at 7pm, s</span>inger <a href="http://www.nataliemerchant.com/">Natalie Merchant</a> and the Kalmia String Quartet share the stage of <a href="http://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=118451&amp;year=2013&amp;month=6&amp;day=2">The Bard Fisher Center</a> with local women singers Amy Helm, Simi Stone, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Yungchen Lhamo, to draw attention to the grave problem of domestic violence in the Hudson Valley. This benefit concert will raise funds for for the Washbourne House of Ulster County and Grace Smith House of Dutchess County.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 65918 at http://wamc.org "Shelter" at Bard College's Fisher Center Daniel Gordon, UMass Amherst - The Fatal Truth: the Cult of Violence in Western Political Thought http://wamc.org/post/daniel-gordon-umass-amherst-fatal-truth-cult-violence-western-political-thought <p>Mahatma Gandhi once said, “…truth cannot be found by violent means.” That idea is currently the topic of the course <em>Ideas that Changed the World</em> at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.</p><p>Tonight, UMass Amherst history professor and associate dean of the school’s Commonwealth Honors College, Daniel Gordon, will present a lecture titled <a href="http://www.umass.edu/events/talk-fatal-truth-cult-violence-western-political"><em>The Fatal Truth: the Cult of Violence in Western Political Thought</em></a>. He spoke with WAMC’s Patrick Donges.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 59169 at http://wamc.org Daniel Gordon, UMass Amherst - The Fatal Truth: the Cult of Violence in Western Political Thought Berkshire Group Organizes Violence Reduction Forum http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-group-organizes-violence-reduction-forum <p></p><p>A group of concerned citizens is organizing an event this week to address the subject of reducing violent crime in Berkshire County.</p><p></p><p>The group called Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice this week is organizing a meeting involving area residents, professionals, and public safety officials to discuss a wide variety of topics related to school and community violence.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58562 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Group Organizes Violence Reduction Forum Two Dead after Ten Shootings in Hartford http://wamc.org/post/two-dead-after-ten-shootings-hartford <p>Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra plans to meet with the city&#39;s acting police chief to discuss a weekend of violence in which 10 people were shot and two of them killed.</p><p>Police say a 16-year-old from Windsor and a 24-year-old Hartford man were found shot to death Saturday in separate incidents.</p><p>The Hartford Courant reports the teenager was found unresponsive in the driveway of a multifamily home on Thomaston Street at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:47:48 +0000 40776 at http://wamc.org Two Dead after Ten Shootings in Hartford Conference Highlights Crime Prevention Strategy http://wamc.org/post/conference-highlights-crime-prevention-strategy <p>Law enforcement officials and community leaders from the greater Springfield Massachusetts area met Monday to consider ways to deter crime.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni&nbsp; believes a policing model that employs strong community partnerships and focused deterrence can be a successful strategy&nbsp; to reduce violence in high crime areas of Springfield and Holyoke.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37936 at http://wamc.org Conference Highlights Crime Prevention Strategy