“Little Stones” Screening March 14 for Women’s History Month

The Rochester Media Association will host a screening of the film “Little Stones” for Women’s History Month in March. See the trailer here.

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March 14, 2018 at The Little Theatre

Networking at 5:30 – Movie screening at 6:15

Panel discussion to follow moderated by Cristina Domingues from Spectrum News

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Tickets $12 advanced purchase only

 


 

“Little Stones” weaves together the personal stories of four women artists, from across the world who dedicate their lives to empowering women and survivors of gender based violence to express and help eradicate the atrocities of domestic violence, human trafficking, extreme poverty, and female genital mutilation, with their unique art forms.

Panel Moderator:

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Cristina Domingues, Spectrum News

Cristina Domingues is an award-winning reporter on Spectrum News.

Cristina holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.  She completed her undergraduate study at Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Cristina’s job opportunities and studies have taken her to places around the world and around the country.  She’s lived in Sao Paulo, New York, Miami, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Cristina is also involved with many community groups, including the Bivona Child Advocacy Center where she works on the Marketing and PR Committee.

Born and raised between Brazil and the United States, Cristina is fluent in Portuguese and enjoys traveling home to Porto Alegre, Brazil often to visit her family.

Panel:

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Caitlin Connelly

Caitlin is a sex trafficking survivor that was trafficked all over the U.S. for almost a decade. She escaped her trafficker several times but he was always able to either locate her and bring her back using threats of violence, force and coercion, or because of a lack of resources available to her. It wasn’t until her trafficker was arrested and sentenced to 13 years that she was able to be free.

After intensive trauma therapy for 2 years she went back to school, achieved a 4.0 grade GPA and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Social Work. Caitlin ministers to young women in halfway houses and jails and is a circuit speaker in 12 step recovery, sharing her story to help others. She mentors women trying to leave the sex industry, and has spoken in Washington DC at the International Human Trafficking convention, she is trying to help raise awareness to judges, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies on the tragedy that occurs when victims are prosecuted as offenders.

Caitlin has also worked with the International Institute of Buffalo and been featured on NPR and other local news stations. She lives in the suburbs of Buffalo with her wonderful husband of 4 years and is a proud mama to a beautiful baby boy.

Jasmine McCleary

Jasmine McCleary

Jasmine McCleary is the Mobile Advocate at Willow Domestic Violence Center, an agency that provides numerous services to domestic violence survivors throughout Monroe County. As a mobile advocate, Jasmine does work out in the field and on the front lines, breaking down barriers to people who would otherwise be unable to receive services in a traditional manor.

Jasmine graduated from Medaille College with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is dedicated to serving the community in a way that is trauma informed. When Jasmine is not doing this work she spends time doing self-care by watching action movies and singing.

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Sarah C. Rutherford

Sarah C. Rutherford is an illustrator, painter, installation and mural artist with a focus on collaboration and placemaking. She co-founded the art collective Sweet Meat Co. as well as THE YARDS Collaborative Art Space in Rochester, NY.

Her most recent public art project, Her Voice Carries features the unique stories of five women who are working and living in various communities in Rochester, NY. The project culminates in a final series of murals located throughout the five sections of the city. The intention is to create a network of murals that weave a collective story laced with individual truths. Further, this series of murals will emphasize the commonalities of our human experience through the leadership of empowered women. Sarah is planning to translate this project to a national scale in late 2018.


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