The Maria Project and AAFSC

September 7, 2011

We’re so excited to announce that we will be partnering with The Maria Project again this year for a special performance during Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Join us on October 19th at 7:30 PM at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, located on East 25th Street, between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased here. Proceeds from the event will benefit AAFSC’s domestic violence program.

This year’s events are held in memory of Maria Salzar, who was murdered 80 years ago. To honor Maria and give voice to all of the women who lost their lives to violence, the 80 Voices campaign was created. The campaign aims to highlight coalitions, agencies, groups and women’s organizations nationally who work daily to help women, children and their families who have been affected by violence and to give voice and peace to so many stories that have never been told for the purpose of advancement of this issue.

As a kick off event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the 80 Voices campaign, The Maria Project will be holding a special summit called Reverberations: A Day of Conversations about Domestic Violence on October 3rd at 8:00 AM at the Daryl Roth Theater, located at 103 East 15th Street. Our Executive Director, Lena Alhusseini, will be speaking on the topic of “Cultural Competence When Working with Immigrant Communities.” For reservations, please e-mail or call 212-726-2470.

The Maria Project is a groundbreaking solo theater performance that surprises, provokes and invites the audience to unleash their inherited secrets while telling the story of a Spanish-American family’s legacy around a family secret. Developed, written and performed by Marcella Goheen, The Maria Project examines the reverberation of a family secret over three generations and gives voice to Maria Salazar for the first time in 80 years.