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Helen Walsh Honored

Big Bear, CA – On Sunday, August 27, at the home of Kent and Linda Ricchiuti-Stalcup, Helen Walsh was honored as the recipient of the inaugural Helen Walsh Humanitarian Award. The purpose of this award is to honor those individuals who have provided exceptional support of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation and other community organizations that support the greater good of the Big Bear communities. Helen Walsh has exemplified these efforts for the past 15 years as a member and leader of the BVCHD foundation. During this time, it is estimated that Helen has provided leadership in raising...

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Wear Denim on April 26 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Big Bear, CA – Denim Day is an international sexual assault awareness campaign that began in Italy more than 20 years ago. The inspiration came from the 1992 case of a young girl who was raped by the driving instructor of a behind-the-wheel class. The perpetrator was arrested, tried and convicted, but he appealed his case and the Supreme Court overturned his conviction, because according to the Chief Judge, “The victim wore very, very tight jeans.” This ruling outraged women in the Italian Parliament, who all came to work the following day wearing jeans to show their solidarity with the victim. The protest...

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DOVES Needs a New House

Big Bear, CA, October 18, 2016 – DOVES’ annual gala, Starry Starry Night is taking place, Saturday, October 22 at Community Church Big Bear, starting at 5pm.  Fundraising efforts this year are benefiting the Transitional Housing Program. DOVES currently has a shelter which serves as immediate housing for women and children who are fleeing a domestic violence situation. However, transitional housing is for women who want to stay in the community, get jobs, and begin their new lives. This fundraiser will help DOVES purchase a building with several units to accommodate women wishing to start fresh. Tickets for Starry Starry...

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DOVES ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ Event Raises Community Awareness

Big Bear, CA, September 22, 2016 – Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men’s sexualized violence against women. There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally...

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Please Join DOVES In Showing Support For Denim Day On Wednesday, April 27th!

Big Bear, CA, April 25th, 2016 – This year marks the 17th celebration of Denim Day.  The inspiration of Denim Day came from the 1992 case of a young girl who was raped by the driving instructor of a behind-the-wheel class. The perpetrator was arrested, tried and convicted, but he appealed his case and the Supreme Court overturned his conviction. The Chief Judge reasoned that, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans, it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” This ruling outraged women in the Italian Parliament,...

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