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Upper School students raised a total of $1,375 at Performing for Hope, a benefit show dedicated to a local organization, on February 27 in the Fonseca Center's Experimental Theater.
The goal of the benefit was to raise awareness about such issues as women's rights, sexual violence and domestic violence through various art forms, according to Dena Torino, Director of Community Service and Director of Residential Life. All proceeds from the event will go toward Hope's Door, which "seeks to end domestic violence and to empower victims to achieve safety, independence and healing from the trauma of abuse."
An anonymous donor has offered to match the sum raised via the benefit, Ms. Torino says.
MISH, sponsor of the event, worked with the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club, the GALS club and the Outspoken spoken word group to organize the show, which featured songs, poetry and speeches. In addition, several pieces of artwork by students were displayed in the Fonseca Center’s Wenberg Gallery in connection with the event.
Senior Jake Masters, MISH Co-Chair, served as master of ceremony. The performers included Zia Foxhall, Miranda Luiz, Shirin Sabety, Elliot Feder, Soukay Mbaye, Neha Garg, Heather Smith, Phoenix Jackson, Ariella Rusoff and the Dohters singing group.