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Voices Against Violence Hosts Vigil October 10

PLYMOUTH — Voices Against Violence, a regional crisis services agency in Plymouth, will host a Candlelight Vigil to honor the men, women and children who have lost their lives due to domestic violence in the State of New Hampshire. The Vigil begins at 7 p.m. October 10 on the Plymouth Town Common.
Participants will present a victim's story, invite survivors and others to speak, and read the names of New Hampshire residents who have lost their lives within the last year as a result of domestic violence. A moment of silence will follow.
Voices board member Patricia Rella will talk about the relevance of the organization's name. She says, "Voices" symbolizes the unity of the voices of our community coming together to speak out against domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Our voices educate and reach out to survivors and let them know they are not alone."
In addition, participants are invited to visit The Clothesline Project, a display of decorated t-shirts that bear witness to the violence against victims of domestic and sexual violence, bullying and stalking. During the public display on the Plymouth Common, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. October 10, a clothesline will be hung with the shirts. Each shirt represents a particular person's experience, as expressed by a survivor or by someone who cares about them. Anyone is welcome to make their own t-shirt. Supplies will be provided.
Voices Against Violence is one of 14 members of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (www.nhcadsv.org). Voices is southern Grafton County's resource for the most up-to-date information, state and federal guidelines and best practices around the issues of domestic and sexual violence, harassment, stalking, human trafficking and bullying. Voices Against Violence volunteers and staff maintain a 24-hour crisis line and a crisis shelter for victims and their families. The organization's mission is to break the cycle of violence by providing comprehensive services for all victims and survivors and by creating social change through education and action.

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PSU TIGER Roars to Support Suicide Prevention

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University's TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility) will present "Transitions," a musical about college, choices and change, October 8.

"Transitions" is an educational production based on the writings of Plymouth State University students about sensitive issues that cause students stress. The cast includes area students Will Bolton, Sarah Flower, Alex Hunton and Rachel Perelli, under the artistic direction of Trish Lindberg. Will Ogmundson of Sutton is the musical director and composer, and Lisa Travis of Holderness is the choreographer.

The production uses theatre, music and dance to illustrate ways in which college-age students can cope with the stressors of college life and make positive choices for themselves and others.

The performances and discussions will be held October 8 at 7 p.m. in Hyde Hall Room 120, on Langdon Street in Plymouth. The performances are acceptable for students age 16 years and older, and adults. There is no charge for admission.


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Medea Benjamin is Sidore Lecturer October 9 at Plymouth State University

PLYMOUTH — The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University will present political activist Medea Benjamin speaking on "The Obama Administration's Use of Drones" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The theme for this year's Sidore Lecture Series is "Whatever Happened to Ethics." The Sidore Series suggests that, "from hunger and the financial crisis in the U.S. and abroad to global warming, there is an ethical component to our failure in dealing with these issues." Series speakers will discuss the ethical and moral expressions of the problems of today, and potential solutions.
Benjamin will discuss how and why the Obama administration came to rely on drone warfare, the dangers of engaging in secret wars behind the backs of the American people, and what citizens can do about it.
Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement, and Global Exchange, an international human rights organization.
Benjamin has been described by New York Newsday as "one of America's most committed—and most effective—fighters for human rights," and the Los Angeles Times has called her "one of the high-profile leaders of the peace movement." She has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In 2005, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
The author/editor of eight books, Benjamin's latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. She is currently campaigning to get lethal drones out of the hands of the CIA.
The final speakers in the Sidore Lecture Series this fall will be at 7 p.m. November 5 when attorneys Mark Howard and David Ruoff will discuss the constitutional principle behind the right to counsel, even when the defendant is known to be guilty, and the role of attorneys as teachers in geopolitics.
The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the university each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time.
All Sidore Lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

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College prep workshop in Gilford on October 17

GILFORD — Lee Waldvogel from NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation, will present a College Prep for Seniors workshop on Thursday, October 17 from 4-6 p.m.

"This workshop educates the high school senior and his/her family about the college admission and financial aid processes. Topics to be discussed include: the qualifications colleges are looking for, questions to ask on a college tour, college essay pointers, the application timeline, types of financial aid available to students, scholarship search resources, timelines and calculating the family financial contribution."

You do not have to be a senior to attend, but you must sign-up in advance. For more information or to register call the library at 286-8971.

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