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WEBINAR VIDEO: Artists and Writers Respond to Domestic Violence

Online Special Event Presented by Remember the Women Institute
December 1, 2020 (2 PM EST, 9 PM Israel time)

Remember the Women Institute presented this Zoom webinar as part of our She's Gone programming on domestic violence. The webinar offered a stellar lineup of artists and writers responding to domestic violence.

This Zoom webinar is a prequel to our symposium and exhibition of She’s Gone, which will take place when in-person gatherings are safe.

WebWire (11/27/2020)


Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Moderator, Remember the Women Institute’s Executive Director.

Folksinger Suzanne Vega sings "Luka" at Masada, Israel.

"Imperatives for Carrying On in the Aftermath" by Natasha Trethewey, read by former USA poet laureate Natasha Trethewey.

Orange the World
Hon. Adva Vilchinski, Consul for Public Diplomacy, The Consulate General of Israel in New York, speaks about UN Women, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, and the activities of her office.

Non-Fiction Literature
Rachel Louise Snyder, award-winning author, reads from her No Visible Bruises.

Visual Art
She's Gone art installation: Keren Goldstein and Adi Levy preview her art installation, showing some images and discussing the situation.

Remembering the Victims of Domestic Violence
Remarks by Dr. Christie Brungardt, whose daughter Jana Lynne Mackey was a victim; and Theresa Mapes, whose daughter Simeonette (Sissy) Mapes was a victim. They have both given their daughters' clothing to the She's Gone exhibition.

Remarks by Cynthia L. Cooper, playwright and webinar co-producer.

"All Databases Are Incomplete," premiere of a monologue written by Cynthia L. Cooper and performed by a Lisa Pelikan.

A somatic tools for survival interactive interlude with dancer Jill Sigman of jill sigman/thinkdance.

"Domestic Violence" by Eavan Boland, one of the foremost voices in Irish literature, read by Dr. Jody Allen Randolph, scholar, author and expert on the poet.

Visual Art and Advocacy
Hannah Pennington, Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Training, The Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence discusses art as a tool for prevention, healing and advocacy and her office’s third annual art exhibit in honor of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

The Melodia Women's Choir of NYC sings "Deep Peace."

Webinar Participants Christie Brungardt
Cynthia L. Cooper
Keren Goldstein
Adi Levy
Theresa Mapes
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC
Lisa Pelikan (SAG/AFTRA)
Hannah Pennington
Jody Allen Randolph
Jill Sigman
Rachel Louise Snyder
Natasha Trethewey
Suzanne Vega
Adva Vilchinski

Institutional Partners
The Consulate General of Israel in New York
The New York City Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence
Jana's Campaign
Sissy's Angels
UN Women’s Orange the World and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Production Team Cynthia L. Cooper
Joan Dean
Bonnie Greenfield
Rochelle G. Saidel
Karen Shulman
Daniel R. Wolk
Declan C. Zhang, Zoom Producer

Special Thanks to Our Supporters
The Edward and Holli Gersh Charitable Fund
The Five Millers Family Foundation
Ariela Heilman
Patti Askwith Kenner
Marilyn Thypin

Acknowledgments for Music and Readings Sources
“Luka” by Suzanne Vega (courtesy of Shay Kedmi and the Mark Spencer Company)
“Imperatives for Carrying On in the Aftermath” by Natasha Trethewey (courtesy of the author)
“Domestic Violence” by Eavan Boland (courtesy of W.W. Norton & Company)
“All Databases Are Incomplete” by Cynthia L. Cooper (courtesy of the playwright)
“No Visible Bruises” by Rachel Louise Snyder (courtesy of the author)
“Deep Peace,“ sung by the Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC, music by John Rutter (courtesy of Executive Director Jennifer Clarke and Conductor Cynthia Powell)

The webinar is being presented by Remember the Women Institute with the cooperation of the Consulate General of Israel in New York and the New York City Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence.

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