Forbidden to Protect – play reading

Forbidden to Protect poster[2]

Please join us this coming Monday January 27th for Bergen Stages informal Dessert Theatre Reading of FORBIDDEN TO PROTECT at Bergen Community College.

FORBIDDEN TO PROTECT is a theatrical production co-authored by Lundy Bancroft and Patrice Lenowitz that raises questions about legal responses to domestic violence and child abuse. Through extensive victim interviews, FORBIDDEN TO PROTECT tells the true stories of children who have been required by a family court judge to go into dangerous circumstances where they have been repeatedly harmed by their abusive father. The play demonstrates how most contested custody cases are actually domestic violence or child abuse cases in which abusers have been allowed to use the courts to regain control over their victims and bankrupt the safe protective mom. In all of these stories, judges, lawyers and evaluators have chosen to ignore extensive evidence that the children and mothers were telling the truth, putting the child in harm’s way, and leaving mothers FORBIDDEN TO PROTECT her children and herself.

Location: Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus New Jersey. Pitkin Building. Room C-211 (Faculty/Staff dining room). Admission is FREE. Dessert will be provided. Discussion and Q&A to follow.

Bergenstages Desert Theatre reading is brought to you by The Center for Peace Justice and Reconciliation, The Nurtured Parent Support Group, the Office of Student Life, and the BCC Performing Arts Department.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

The Nurtured Parent Support Group – Empowering Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Paramus, New Jersey

E-Mail: patrice@nurturedparent.org

Phone: (201) 849-3000        Fax: (201) 849-3166

On the web: www.nurturedparent.org

Please help us protect the lives of innocent children by signing the Mothers Justice Movement petition today!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mothers-justice-movement

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