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Special Screening of Award-Winning Documentary on Domestic Violence on April 18

April 12, 2012 – 

Crime After Crime, a film that draws attention to the many domestic violence victims and survivors who have been incarcerated over the years, will be shown at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Rutgers School of Law–Newark.

Joining the screening will be New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, and Senator Teresa M. Ruiz. A panel discussion will follow.

The award-winning Crime After Crime documents the story of Debbie Peagler, a woman who has been in prison for more than 25 years due to her connection to the murder of her abusive husband. The telling of her story brings to light the large number of domestic violence victims and survivors who have been incarcerated over the years. In view of such injustice, Senators Weinberg, Cunningham, and Ruiz will be sponsoring the Domestic Violence Justice Survivors Act (“Debbie's Law”) in New Jersey.

More information on Crime After Crime and the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (NY) can be found at http://crimeaftercrime.com/ and http://dvsurvivorsjusticeact.org/

To attend the April 18 screening at Rutgers Law School, please RSVP by Friday, April 13, 2012 to Dylan Hawkins at 201-928-0100 or SenWeinberg@njleg.org.

The event is co-sponsored by the: Rutgers School of Law–Newark Office of the Dean, Women’s Law Forum, National Lawyers Guild, Rutgers Law Review, Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, Student Bar Association, Asian/Pacific American Law Students Association, Muslim Law Students Association, Association of Black Law Students, Human Rights Forum, International Law Society, Rutgers Law Record, LGBTQ Caucus, Race and the Law Review, Women’s Rights Law Reporter, and Public Interest Law Foundation.

What: Screening of documentary Crime After Crime, a New York Times and Washington Post “critic’s pick,” followed by panel discussion
Who: Join NJ State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, and Senator Teresa M. Ruiz for the screening and discussion
When:  6:30 – 9 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Where: McCarter & English Lecture Hall (Room 070), Rutgers School of Law–Newark