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Lecturer to Discuss Post-communism, Violence, and Women

Story posted April 15, 1999


April 19, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Maria Tchomarova, psychotherapist, chair and founder of the Animus Association in Bulgaria and Assistant Professor at the New Bulgarian University, will present a lecture entitled "Post-communism, Violence, and Women" on Wednesday, April 21st from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Main Lounge, Moulton Union.

Maria Tchomarova and a colleague founded the Animus Association three years ago as a non-governmental not-for-profit organization of professionals who provide services for women. Today ten psychologists (staff members) and forty volunteers (nurses, students, social workers, among others) manage five large care programs for women victims of violence in Bulgaria. Partners in the international European project against trafficking in women, La Strada, the Association has been selected to be the training organization for women's groups from the former Soviet Union and East Europe, and to distribute its model for women's care programs.

Presented by the the Russian Dept., the lecture is open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Bowdoin Women's Association, Burnett House, the Dept. of Government and Legal Studies, the Lectures and Concerts Committee, the Women's Studies Program and the Women's Resource Center. For more information, contact the Russian Dept. at 725-3782.

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