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'A Path Appears' to be shown at CSUMB


In the documentary, A Path Appears, the subject is gender oppression, violence and solutions. The subtext is how everything is connected: domestic violence, poverty, sex trafficking . . . It’s not easy to watch, but it carries an important message.

Based on a book by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, A Path Appears tracks celebrity activists including Jennifer Garner, Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya and throughout the U.S. The third episode of the documentary, Violence and Solutions, will be shown at CSU Monterey Bay Oct. 23, in the World Theater. The free screening is sponsored by the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Monterey County, CSUMB’s Police Department and the World Theater. The film’s approach is intentionally upbeat, highlighting the successes, offering hope, and affirming that there are opportunities and it is possible to transform lives. The message is one of empowerment: “Our future is in the hands of women everywhere.”

The film will be shown at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion with Deputy District Attorney Elaine McCleaf, YWCA Executive Director Cheryl McCormick and Monterey County Rape Crisis Center rape prevention educator Corrina Hatzidakis. The film will be screened again at 7:15. While the screening is free, visitors must purchase a parking permit. Community Service Officers will be on hand to assist visitors. For information or to request disability related accommodations, call 582-4580.


• 4-5:30 p.m. – First screening

• 5:45-6:30 p.m. – Panel discussion

• 6:30-7 p.m. – Reception

• 7:15-8:45 p.m. – Second screening