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Journey to Safety

Journey to Safety is an artistic stage presentation of the challenges facing battered refugee and immigrant women when negotiating legal, medical and government systems.  The performance by Pangea World Theater is based on a 2004 report issued by The Advocates for Human Rights.  In order to access services and protection, battered refugee and immigrant women must overcome obstacles such as language barriers, fear of deportation, and community pressures.  Pangea World Theater and The Advocates for Human Rights have collaborated to create a training designed for government agencies, educational institutions, and civic groups.  Following each performance by Pangea actors, a moderator from The Advocates for Human Rights will comment on barriers faced by immigrant women and will suggest ways to improve our community's response to domestic violence in immigrant communities.  For more information or to book a training, contact Mary Ellison at 612-341-3302, ext.125 or email [email protected].  For a list of past presentations and trainings, click here.

The Advocates for Human Rights and Pangea World Theater also created the Journey to Safety Video and Facilitators Guide to allow a wider audience access to this important and effective learning tool, the goals of which are 1) to raise awareness of the barriers to services faced by battered immigrant victims of domestic violence; 2) to stimulate the creation of strategies to overcome these barriers to safety, and 3) to provide resources and materials to assist individuals and organizations in implementing effective change.  For more information and to obtain a copy of the facilitators guide, please click here

Comments from viewers of Journey to Safety:

The theater format was such a powerful way of getting your information across!

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights report is unquestionably a monumental report that is breaking ground nationally in the field of violence against immigrant women.

While all women are at risk for violence, refugee and immigrant women are particularly vulnerable to abuse and less likely to access and receive government protection and services.

A picture is worth a thousand words.  We all could learn so much more about immigrant and refugee women by watching this piece.

For a complete list of presentations and trainings given to date, click here.