The Butterfly Project
In recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the LDCW has come up with an event to support the Alexandra House for Battered Women in Blaine, MN.
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Luann Dummer Center for Women
O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, Room 103
Our November book is titled In the Time of Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez. The book tells the story of four sisters, three of whom were brutally murdered, in the Dominican Republic during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. The Mirabel sisters’ fight against the dictator’s regime and the story is told by the one surviving sister, Dede. The day the two sisters were murdered, November 25th, has been declared by the UN “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.” Alvarez asks her readers to start a tradition of wearing a Butterfly during the month of November to promote awareness of this day.
The LDCW book club has teamed up with the Yarn Tamers and have hand crocheted (thank you, Susan Anderson-Benson!!) over 100 purple butterflies in hopes to raise awareness throughout campus. We are accepting a small donation for the butterflies which is then matched by the Luann Dummer Center for Women to be donated to the Alexandra House for Battered Women.
If you, your students, friends, or anyone in your department would like a butterfly to wear throughout November please stop by OEC 103 to pick yours up today, or respond to this email and I will drop it/them off!
If anyone would like to read In the Time of Butterflies we have a few copies to lend out in the center. Our book club meets on Wednesday, November 27th to discuss the book.