DRIVING WITH SELVI, Elisa Paloschi – Oct 22,24,26,27 in Toronto!

Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 – timid, soft-spoken, a fresh … [Read more...]

Tippi Hendren – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse, one that lived her life way ahead of the times; not accepting that any form of abuse was acceptable. Leaving a career she excelled at and loved due to sexual harassment at the workplace, this woman was guided into a world that opened her eyes to the plight of other women, specifically Vietnamese women refugees in America. A Woman that lived ahead of the times !!! Taking Action to assist and work with … [Read more...]

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