Women Watch: remembering women and children, victims of violent crimes

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The Ursuline College community will gather at 2:30 PM Monday, Mar 31 for Women Watch, an annual tribute to the women and children in Cuyahoga County who have died violently during the past year, and Sr. Joanne Marie Mascha who was murdered in a wooded area on campus by a mentally ill neighbor in 1995. Women Watch is hosted annually by the student-run Sr. Dorothy Kazel Club and Student Art Organization.

“We walk to remember those who have died violent deaths but also to remember to be nonviolent,” Ursuline Art Department professor Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot, O.S.U., M.F.A., said.

Women Watch takes shape on the College’s campus through a silent procession beginning in the Art Department of the Fritzche Building. The Ursuline community – students, faculty, staff and friends – will walk together on a painted red road with hand-made silhouettes illustrated with the names and the ages of those slain since last year’s Women Watch event.

“The painted red road reminds us that violence is happening against women everyday; every five minutes a woman in being raped in Cleveland and around the world. If we remember, it is less likely for violence to repeat itself,” Pinchot said.

The walk will begin in the Art Department of the Fritzche Building.  The group will proceed to Pilla and then to the Quad for a prayer service.

For more information about the observance, contact Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot at dpinchot@ursuline.edu or 440 684 6092.

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