Cambridge College Hosts Opening Reception for Violence Transformed 2013: Artists Respond to Domestic Violence

Mar 21, 2013, 13:57 ET from Cambridge College

"Raising awareness of domestic violence and effecting social change through the visual and performing arts."

CAMBRIDGE, Mass,, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Violence Transformed, Cambridge College is hosting Violence Transformed 2013: Artists Respond to Domestic Violence, an exhibition of visual and performing arts that highlights the "21 Days of Questions/365 Days of Action Campaign."  The City of Cambridge and its partnering organizations designed the campaign to raise awareness and address the issue of domestic violence.

The Opening Reception will take place at Cambridge College's 1000 Massachusetts Avenue campus in Cambridge on Saturday, March 23rd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cambridge College President Deborah Jackson and State Representative Marjorie Decker of the City of Cambridge will deliver welcoming remarks followed by introductions from Mary Harvey, Director of Violence Transformed. The unveiling of original art will precede musical performances, a play and a variety of interactive events. The art exhibit will remain open daily for public viewing through March 30th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Based primarily in the center and surrounding neighborhoods of Greater Boston, Violence Transformed is an annual series of visual and performing arts events that celebrate the power of art, artists, and art-making to confront, challenge and mediate violence. The exhibit draws upon the creative energies of artists throughout New England and documents the ways in which diverse communities harness art's potential to effect social change and materially transform our environments.

"Violence Transformed has a seven year history of raising awareness of this important issue through art and creative performances.  We are excited to expand our collaborative efforts to include Cambridge College as a partner. Everyone should make time to be there." stated Mary Harvey, Director of Violence Transformed.

"The City of Cambridge is seeking to make the issue of domestic violence and the initiative notable at a state-wide level," noted Phillip Page, Director of Government, Business and Community Partnerships at Cambridge College.  He further states, "This initiative is meant to promote social justice for a community and demographic Cambridge College serves each and every day, and our involvement affirms the College's commitment to being both a strong community partner and a resource for positive change."

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Cambridge College ( is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.  Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, (NEASC CIHE). Comprised of four schools –Undergraduate Studies, Education, Psychology and Counseling, and Management – Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year in professional education and undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level degree programs at the main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and across seven regional centers nationwide in Springfield and Merrimack Valley, MA; Chesapeake, VA; Memphis, TN; Augusta, GA; San Juan, PR; and Inland Empire, CA. The College accepts selected transfer credits for both graduate and undergraduate programs, and schedules evening and weekend classes designed for adult learners. 

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