“Sin by Silence” is an emotionally packed documentary that examines the stories of women incarcerated for killing an abusive partner. One of these inmates, Brenda Clubine, first began to see common threads in the experiences of many women in prison. She tenaciously worked to found the first U.S. prison support group led by inmates – Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA). Her mission was to education women about the cycle of domestic violence, and over the past two decades, the women of CWAA have helped change laws for battered women and raise awareness for those on the outside.
In October 2008, Brenda Clubine became the 20th CWAA member to be released from prison and now continues her advocacy efforts on behalf of domestic violence survivors beyond prison walls. Both, Clubine and the film’s Director, Olivia Klaus will be at each screening held at EMCC to discuss the film and answer questions. EMCC counselors will also be available to anyone who may need their assistance.
The film and discussions, sponsored by the New Life Center, the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Cultural Studies, and the Division of Information Resources, will be held Tuesday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL); Wednesday, September 30 at 7:15 p.m., CTL; and Thursday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m., CTL. Please RSVP to reserve your seat by calling 623-935-8592.