"City of Joy"

Violence against women documentary to screen in Belfast

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BELFAST — Join others to watch the documentary City of Joy, Sunday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m., in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library Belfast.

The film follows the unlikely friendship that develops between Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), playwright Eve Ensler, and a charismatic Congolese human rights activist who join forces to create a safe haven for women survivors in the middle of violence-torn Eastern Congo.Sunday

“We gather in solidarity with the international movement, V-DAY,” according to organizers of the film screening. “One Billion Rising, a grassroots movement to stop violence against women and girls. Sparked by the first production of The Vagina Monologues, a play written by Eve Ensler that sparked a movement around the world, our voices continue to rise in resistance and truth telling.”

The theme this year is Turn Pain into Power.

The film will be followed by a circle for speaking out, sharing stories and poems, celebrating the continued growth of community awareness, and the strength and courage of women speaking out.

All are welcome.

FMI: Meredith at 338-5089, or Nicolle at wmninthemoon@gmail.com

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library