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Variety show benefits anti-violence organizations

Students showing support for Emerald Empowerment Week at Emerson, a slate of events to raise awareness of power-based interpersonal violence, attended the Emerald Empowerment Variety Show on April 12 at the Bordy Theater.

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Madeline Beimford '16, Emerald Empowerment Week co-chair, takes the lead in a singing performance with the student a cappella group Treble Makers during the Emerald Empowerment Week Variety Show on April 12. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

Donations collected during the week will benefit Casa Myrna Vazquez and Transition House, local organizations that help survivors of domestic violence.

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Tori Beaudoin '16 performs at the Emerald Empowerment Variety Show. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

Amanda Breen ’16 was the host of the variety show.

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Amanda Breen '16. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

Tori Beaudoin ’16 began the night with a singing performance. Stroopwafel, a student improv comedy troupe, also performed and involved audience members in a skit.

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The student performance group Stroopwafel. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

The Emerson Poetry Project hosted a spoken word performance by student poets; and the student a cappella group the Treble Makers left students calling for an encore.

Several other campus events are happening now through Saturday, April 18, as part of Emerald Empowerment Week, which is organized by the Kappa Gamma Chi sorority.

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Marion Kinosian '17 of the Emerson Poetry Project. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

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