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Loyola University New Orleans Hosts “Five Awake” Documentary Screening

Loyola press release - March 20, 2019

Screening, panel discussion and benefit open to the public

Louisiana was once known as the most dangerous place in America for domestic violence murders. But five women determined to change that after an abuser went on a shooting spree that devastated a Louisiana town.

Join Loyola University New Orleans’ Women's Resource Center and the Family Justice Center at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 21, in Nunemaker Auditorium at Loyola for a screening of "Five Awake,” an award-winning documentary directed by Donna Dees and Susan Willis, which chronicles the killings and the journey of five Louisiana women who ensured the passage of the most comprehensive legislative package to prevent and respond to domestic abuse in America.

And stay for the panel discussion and “Standing in Solidarity with Survivors,” a benefit to raise funds for the Family Justice Center.

President Tetlow, a champion of survivors and domestic violence expert who will give the keynote address, and Councilwoman Helena Moreno will join Dees, women in the film, and Dr. Rae Taylor, chair of Loyola’s criminology and justice department, in a panel discussion. Candice Caccioppi, director of advancement for the Family Justice Center, will moderate.

The events, part of Loyola’s ongoing two-week Feminist Festival, are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in campus garages.