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Verizon Wireless And Rose Brooks Center In Missouri Partner For Domestic Violence Documentary Screening

Public Screening of "Telling Amy's Story" Documentary Scheduled for October 20 at Screenland Theatre Crown Center in Kansas City

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October 11, 2010

Brenda Hill
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Matt Dunn
mdunn@morningstarcomm.com
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Sarah Henderson
Rose Brooks Center
sarahh@rosebrooks.org
816-523-5550 ext. 435

KANSAS CITY, MO — As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Verizon Wireless and Rose Brooks Center will hold a special free screening of the documentary “Telling Amy’s Story” on Wednesday, October 20 at Screenland Theatre’s Crown Center location in Kansas City.

The documentary, produced with funding from the Verizon Foundation, tells the story of a Pennsylvania woman who, after enduring years of domestic violence and abuse, was killed by her husband while her young children were nearby. The film examines the story from the perspective of law enforcement officials who worked the case, and from friends and family who were unaware of the seriousness of the situation.

The screening is free and open to the public, although space is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Sarah Henderson at sarahh@rosebrooks.org. The media is invited to attend.

Brendan Fallis – president, Kansas/Missouri region of Verizon Wireless – will host the event. The event will run from 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. During the event, Rose Brooks Center and Verizon Wireless will be accepting donations of no-longer-used cell phones, chargers and accessories to benefit the HopeLine® from Verizon program.

The presentation will include a short reception before the documentary is shown and a panel discussion by area domestic violence experts after the screening.

Timeline of Event
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Reception
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome, Introduction
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Screening of Telling Amy’s Story documentary
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

If you are interested in scheduling interviews with representatives of Rose Brooks Center and Verizon Wireless prior to the screening, please contact Matt Dunn at 913-660-9657 or at mdunn@morningstarcomm.com. Interviews with presenters will also be available on-site at Screenland Theatre on the night of the event.

For additional information about the film, visit this helpful website: http://telling.psu.edu/film/index.html.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Rose Brooks Center
Rose Brooks Center is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides a full continuum of care including prevention programming, crisis intervention and other supportive services to thousands of women and children each year. In 2009, Rose Brooks Center served more than 50,000 women and children and provided almost 15,000 safe nights to victims escaping abusive homes. To learn more about Rose Brooks Center, please visit www.RoseBrooks.org.

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