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The Batterer’s Intervention Program Centre County

Bellefonte, PA, December 2002

Featured speaker/poet to address 30 men convicted of domestic violence offenses and mandated by the Centre County, PA Judicial System to participate in this 20-week intervention program.

Project Growth: Breaking the Silence, Creating Hope Program

Penn State University, North Halls Dining Commons, December 2002

Featured speaker/poet during educational program on sexual violence.

Stop the War on Women: Repeal the Global Gag Rule Rally

State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA, November 1, 2002 – noon

Featured speaker/poet during rally to repeal the Global Gag Rule. Sponsored by Choice USA, PSU Womyn’s Concerns, Black Womyn’s Concerns, and The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.

Penn State Students Declare October Social Justice/Activism Month

Penn State University, 112 Kern Building, October 28 – 8:00 pm

Dora was invited by student leaders to present as a featured speaker during the month-long array of student-organized programs on Social Justice. Dora presented her speech: Domestic Violence as Domestic Terrorism

Poems from the Heart: Community Poetry Reading

Borough Building, South Allen Street, State College, PA, October 2002

National Young Women’s Day of Action Rally

Penn State University Campus and State College, PA, October 2002

Join Dora at The Spontaneous Poetry Booth to benefit The Centre County Women’s Resource Center! Wear a purple ribbon! And for her reading during ìVoices: The Speak Outî Poetry Reading.

Organized by the Penn State University Chapter of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.

At Dawn’s Early Light: A Common Ground – Readings about War

Borough Building, South Allen Street, State College, PA, October 2002

Invited poet for reading highlighting community response to war.

Penn State Students Declare October Social Justice/Activism Month

Penn State University, University Park HUB Lawn, October 4, 2002

Featured faculty poet during Social Justice Block Party, a daylong student fair to raise awareness for social change and individual involvement. With performance poet Saul Williams.

The Second Annual WORDSTOCK: State College’s Festival of Language!

An array of locations throughout State College and Penn State’s Campus! July 2002

We are EVERYWHERE around town this year, so check out the website and program guide for all events, slams, performances, and community events!

I am hosting Language as Activism and Social Justice, which showcases local artists, and activists using language to change the world!

I am also offering two workshops this year so check out the schedule.

And I am serving as SLAM Master again, hosting the series of Slams leading up to the FINALS, as scheduled on the website.

Impact of Violence Rehabilitation Programs in Pennsylvania Maximum Security Correctional Institutions for Men

Houtzdale Institution, June 2003

Impact of Partner, Child, and Sexual Abuse,

Dora returns to Houtzdale men’s prison to address the issues of partner and child abuse and sexual assault by performing original poetry of survivorship and healing.

The Chester County Domestic Violence Services, Inc., 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser

Chester County, PA, Radley Run Country Club, April 26, 2002 – 6:00pm

Dora presented the evening’s Keynote Speech:  CCDVS: 25 Years of Service to Chester County, PA
To honor the efforts and 25 years of service of the members of CCDVS to assist victims and survivors of violence in my hometown.

For more information, contact DVCCC at (800) 711-6270

Evening Of Courage

State College, PA Webster’s Bookstore, 120 S. Allen Street, April 2002

As Director of The Women of Courage of Centre County, PA (formerly the Centre County Survivor’s Council), Dora served as organizer, co-host, and opening and closing speaker/poet for The Women of Courage of Centre County’s Evening of Courage events to honor:

1. April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and

2. Centre County survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Take Back The Night Rally and March

Penn State University, Steps of Old Main
April 2002 – 6:00pm

Final speaker/performer during the opening rally and Concluding speaker at end of evening events.

Afternoon of The Arts: Local Writers In Our Midst

Leadership Centre County, State College, PA, Borough Building, April 2002

Invited poet to address 2002 program participants about my experiences as a local writer and the impact of writing on community development and needs.

The Conference on Women’s Health and Wellness

Penn State University, University Park, PA, Thomas Building, March 2002

Dora presented Claiming Voice: Empowerment after the Violence, her original 2-hour workshop exploring creative writing and speaking as means of healing and empowerment. Solo, featured poet and book signing during conference.

The Vagina Monologues

Penn State University’s Production, Thomas Building Auditorium
Valentine’s Weekend, February 2002

Solo featured poet, invited by student organizations to read original poems from my first collection, the scorched earth, as opening act to play.

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