IWU's Black Student Union Sponsors "MoTunes"

May 8, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's Black Student U nion will sponsor "MoTunes," a lip sync show with Motown music and Broadway show tunes, on Saturday, May 20, at 8 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington).  The event is free and open to the public, with donations being taken at the door to benefit the Neville House, a shelter for battered women.

The Neville House, a part of Mid Central Community Action's Countering Domestic Violence program, is located in Bloomington.  It is free and confidential, and offers services such as individual and group counseling for families in crisis situations, as well as domestic violence education, life skills training, transportation, medical assistance and parenting support.  In addition to support for battered women, the Neville House, with the help of the McLean County Humane Society, also offers a temporary haven for abused pets.

Former sociology professor Emily Dunn Scott Dale, who taught for 32 years at Illinois Wesleyan, retired in 1992, and passed away in 2001, was a feminist, human rights activist and member of the original group of women who started the Countering Domestic Violence program.  She also helped raise funds to create the Neville House shelter.

For additional information about the event, contact Mary Miller '07, Black Student Union vice president, at mmiller@iwu.edu.  For additional information about the Neville House, call (309) 827-7070.

Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181