Monday, April 23, 2018


NEWS RELEASE

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon Status of Women Council is pleased to be hosting their second interactive film screening which will help raise awareness and support of women's equality, as well as funds to continue the Council’s important work.

This year's film is the 1996 Blockbuster hit starring Helen Hunt, Twister, which follows a scientist and her team as they chase a powerful tornado in an attempt to gather data with ground-breaking technology.

The event is a follow up to the successful one hosted last year and is designed to be an interactive experience with a feminist view. Attendees are invited to cheer, laugh and even boo as they see the good and the bad in the film.

“We are so looking forward to this interactive film event which is first and foremost an opportunity for the community to come together, have fun and celebrate women,” Charlotte Hrenchuk, Yukon Status of Women Council coordinator said. “We also want to use the event as another opportunity to share some of the important work carried out by the Yukon Status of Women Council and to raise much needed funds.”

The film will be shown at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre in Whitehorse on Thursday, May 10. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will start at 7 p.m.

A silent auction will also be held which will include a range of items from local businesses.
Movie snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Those interested are encouraged to RSVP to the Facebook event from the Yukon Status of Women page. Admission to the film is $12 online/$15 at the door. Visit the Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on the event. This is a licensed event, so everyone aged 19+ is welcome.

The Yukon Status of Women Council was founded in 1973 and works tirelessly to achieve women's equality through research, education and public policy work. Recent projects have included the Court Watch Yukon program which was aimed at improving the experience of women victims of sexualized and spousal violence in the legal system; as well as a research project Not Your Fantasy: Sex Trade and Trafficking of women and girls in Yukon.
All proceeds from the event will go directly towards supporting the Council in advancing a world of equal opportunity and access, respect and safety, and where all women have the opportunity to explore their own potential.

Contact:
Reem Girgrah
Yukon Status of Women Council
867-667-4637 | yukoncourtwatch@gmail.com