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|Nuevos Horizontes: Domestic violence shelter benefit dinner/show|
|Date||Sunday August 22|
|Time||6:00 PM - 12:00 AM|
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|Yer Haus, Oakland: for location call 510-878-8879 or e-mail ShinobiDeath [at] gmail.com|
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A dinner/speaking event followed by a show. Bands performing are Somnolence (Oakland), Cull (Portland), Waning (Sacramento), Sad Bastard Book Club (SF), and Cycloptopus (Oakland).
$8-$10, includes dinner with vegan/vegetarian option. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner begins at 6:30 and ends at 7:30, bands start at 8.
Nuevos Horizontes is a non-governmental organization located in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala’s second largest city. It is the only domestic violence shelter in the country that provides long-term housing for women and children, as well as psychological counseling, legal advice, job training, and healthcare.
The organization focuses on situations of domestic violence, poverty, abandonment, and neglect within the family environment. Most of the women NH serves are poor and illiterate, are housewives, or workers in the informal sector but still economically dependent on their male partner, with an average of 4 to 6 children. In addition to the shelter they also run a daycare (at a separate location) for single mothers and poor families.