The Furniture Factory reading of Lysistrata benefits MADRE, 121
West 27th Street, Room 301, New York, NY 10001 Phone: (212) 627-0444
Fax: (212) 675-3704 www.madre.org
From the Madre website: MADRE is an international women's human
rights organization that works in partnership with women's community-based
groups in conflict areas worldwide.
As a human rights organization, MADRE does much more than document
and condemn abuses. We work with women who are affected by violations
to help them win justice and, ultimately, change the conditions that
give rise to human rights abuses.
MADRE provides critical shipments of food, medicine, educational
supplies and other material aid; supports community development
programs and training that enables women to play leadership roles in
their homes, communities, countries and the international arena; campaigns
internationally to make human rights law relevant and accountable
to the people it is meant to serve. enables women from local
organizations to take an active role in the process of creating and
improving international law; communicates the real-life impact
of US policies on women and families confronting violence, poverty and
repression around the world.
DETROIT'S FREEDOM HOUSE
The Bonstelle Reading of "Lysistrata" will benefit Detroit's
Freedom House, 2630 W. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48216-2019, (313) 964-4320
From the Freedom House website: Freedom House offers temporary
shelter and assistance for people escaping persecution and seeking protection
because they fear for their lives.
The doors at Freedom House are open to any person who is "unable
to return to his or her country of origin because of a fear of persecution
on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership
in a particular social group." Our goal is to legally resettle
refugees into Canada or the United States.
Refugees are not making changes in their lives for economic reasons,
they seek escape from persecution or death. They may not be the elite
of their society, but they still must prove their worth. Most importantly,
they must prove in courts of law that they have been persecuted. In
Canada, only 60 percent of refugees gain acceptance. In the United States,
the number is just 23 percent.
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