Conscientious Projector for June, 2016: Beauty Bites Beast

poster-indexConscientious Projector invites you to an evening with Pasadena Weekly columnist, author, activist, performer and local legend Ellen Snortland on Thursday, June 9, 7:00 Armory Center for the Arts. Ellen will “sneak” preview a feature length, pre-release version of her new documentary Beauty Bites Beasta compelling and heartening look at a global movement empowering women and girls to counteract and prevent the physical and sexual violence so many face, namely one in three, at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. The film centers on innovative, trail-blazing programs of self-defense training for women and girls all over the world, teaching them to overcome their fears, set aside myths of female helplessness, and protect their own bodies and emotional lives.

A community discussion with Ellen Snortland follows the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.