Women's Voices on Screen - Global Solidarity Against Global Gender Violence


Thursday, December 8th, we come together for our final installment of Women's Voices on Screen for a special program focusing on "Global Solidarity Against Global Gender Violence." The screening is scheduled in conjunction with Human Rights Day (December 10th), an annual commemoration of the monumental event in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.



We are honored to be joined by Patricia (Patti) Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence; established in 1971.

Patti Giggans has been the Executive Director of Peace Over Violence (formerly Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women) since 1985. A black belt in karate and Master Self-Defense Trainer, Patti founded the first women’s martial arts school in Southern California in 1978. Patti received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of NY at Buffalo and her Master’s degree in Non-profit Administration from the University of San Francisco.

She has received numerous awards including The California Peace Prize from The California Wellness Foundation, “Woman of the Year” from the Los Angeles County Commission for Women in 2002, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV), and a Durfee Foundation Sabbatical Award in 1998.

Patti has held numerous leadership and advisory positions in the sexual assault and domestic violence arena both statewide and nationally, and she is considered a national expert on sexual and domestic violence, teen dating violence, and youth violence prevention.She has spearheaded the creation of several violence prevention curricula and is the co-author of What Parents Need to Know About Teen Dating Violence and 50 Ways to a Safer World. 


Featured Films: 

We Live in the 21st Century! | Dir. Hilda Hashempour | Canada | 2007

Breaking the Silence: Moroccans Speak Out | GlobalGirl Media Morocco | Morocco | 2013


Please confirm your attendance HERE.
7:30pm reception, 8:00pm screening


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Co-presented by WOMEN'S VOICES NOW + VENICE ARTS, "Women's Voices on Screen" is a monthly film screening and discussion series sparking discovery and understanding of the the fight for women's rights championed by filmmakers and activists worldwide.

December 08, 2016 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Venice Arts
1702 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
United States
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