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'Domestic Violence Awareness Concert' to benefit local shelter

'Women on the Move' members to perform

Posted: October 16, 2008 3:01 p.m.
Updated: December 17, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Trish Lester, Linda Geleris and Joan Enguita, members of the all female 14-member Women on the Move, will perform songs from the album "Beautiful" at the free "Domestic Awareness Concert" on Oct. 23 to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley's Domestic Violence Center.

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In support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the College of the Canyons Social Science and Business Division will host a free "Domestic Violence Awareness Concert" on Oct. 23 to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley's Domestic Violence Center.

The concert, featuring members of the group Women on the Move, will be held at the college's Honor Grove from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Statistics reveal that a woman is beaten every 15 seconds in the U. S.," said Connie Tripp, a history professor at the college. "Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between ages 15 and 44 -- more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined."

Musicians Joan Enguita, Trish Lester and Linda Geleris of the all female 14-member Women on the Move will perform songs from "Beautiful," a compilation album blending folk, pop and blues.

Women on the Move, signed to the independent record label Red Coyote Records, raises money to support domestic violence shelters.

"These are original songs of love, life and hope, with solos and great harmonies, acoustic guitar and percussion arrangements," Tripp said.

The band's albums, including "Beautiful," will be on sale at the concert. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local Santa Clarita shelter.

To hear the group's music, visit www.myspace.com/womenonthemove1.

Tammy Castor, the college's director of district safety; Almira Agosto, director of the SCV Domestic Violence Center; and Jae Weiss from the Valley Trauma Center will speak briefly at the event.

Various college clubs and organizations with an interest in the issue of domestic violence will also attend.

Donation bins to help the SCV Domestic Violence Center will be available to collect cell phones, clothing (for women and children, all sizes) kids' toys, videos and toiletries.

Admission is free, as is parking during the event.

For more information, call Anne Marenco at (661) 362-3685.

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