The Kodiak Women's Resource and
Crisis Center screens films every Wednesday night as part of its Wednesday
Night at the Movies program, intended to help
victims cope with domestic
violence and sexual assault and abuse. This month's films include topics such
as divorce, domestic violence, violent crime and verbal abuse.
Angela Bowling is the outreach
coordinator at KWRCC. She said that the Wednesday night film program, which is
open to all adults, both male and female, supports victims by teaching coping
techniques as well as putting a face to issues and problems they may be experiencing
in their own lives.
1 45 sec. "If somebody's been ... discuss the
said KWRCC provides other evening programs for people going through domestic
violence and abuse as well, citing Tuesday night's weekly, open-forum
discussion as an example.
2 15 sec. "We kind of have an open talk
... choose a topic and talk.")
said turnout for the center's programs has been good so far this year, but that
KWRCC staff always welcomes greater participation.
3 14 sec. "This year's been a busy ... there's
a pretty good turnout.")
provides resources and crisis services, as well as shelter for women and children
who are victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Bowling described
KWRCC's core mission as a simple one: to stop abuse, for which she says there
is no excuse. She said the films and open discussions play a key role in
accomplishing that mission, by bringing people in and encouraging dialog on
topics that are often difficult to discuss. This week's film is "Listen to the
Children," followed by "Woman in the Moon" on June 17th and "Hurting
With Words" on June 24th. All films begin at 7 p.m. and are followed
by a discussion facilitated by one of the center's advocates. Childcare and
activities for children are provided during film screenings and discussions.