Chickashanews.com

Features

January 17, 2014

Worshop illuminates dark topic

CHICKASHA —

Paint on Canvas is giving the community an opportunity to bring light to a dark subject through art. 

The Paint on Canvas Workshop will take place 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Wellness Studio at 4th and Kansas in Chickasha. 

The painting featured at the workshop is taken from the She Is Safe logo. The featured painting is by Carrie Chavers. This is a fundraiser for She Is Safe, an anti-human trafficking organization. The cost is $40. Supplies are furnished. Call 405.574.6689 to reserve a spot or at www.paintoncanvas.com. 

DeAnna Sanders will be a guest at the workshop. 

Sanders is the Country Director for Indonesia She is Safe, an international organization that frees and empowers women and girls rom abuse and exploitation in high risk places around the world. 

"I’m looking forward to coming to Chickasha for our paint party and getting acquainted with the women there and sharing with them personally about what women are like around the world and ways that we can holistically care for our sisters," Sanders said. 

Sanders said that she asked Chavers to illustrate what the organization, She Is Safe, represents. Chavers painted a lantern providing light against a dark background. 

"She did a beautiful job with it," Sanders said. 

The painting party provides a different outlet for enlightening others about the realities of human trafficking, one that Sanders hopes will be interactive and personal. 

"I want to educate without trying to really lecture people," she said. "We're trying to make people aware without overwhelming them." 

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. 

There are 29.8 million people in modern slavery and 80 percent of those trafficked are women and girls. The selling and trading of people is big business. The UN estimates the total market value of human trafficking at $32 billion, according to She Is Safe.

Text Only
Features
  • A quarter of the world's most educated people live in the 100 largest cities

    College graduates are increasingly sorting themselves into high-cost, high-amenity cities such as Washington, New York, Boston and San Francisco, a phenomenon that threatens to segregate us across the country by education.

    July 23, 2014

  • image-3.jpg Girl Scout donates to Locks of Love

    Six-year-old Madison Dunn donated her long hair to Locks of Love when she learned that some children don't have hair.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hospitals let patients schedule ER visits

    Three times within a week, 34-year-old Michael Granillo went to the emergency room at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles because of intense back pain. Each time, Granillo, who didn't have insurance, stayed for less than an hour before leaving without being seen by a doctor.

    July 22, 2014

  • Malaysians wonder 'Why us?' after second loss of airline jet

    It was all too familiar. Grieving families rushing to airport. The flashing television graphics of a plane's last radar appearance. The uncomfortable officials before a heavy thicket of microphones.
    For many Malaysians, the disappearance of Flight 370 in March has been a long trauma from which the nation has not yet recovered.

    July 21, 2014

  • H@TG4ES-1.jpg Howling at the Gates:

    The web comic, "Howling at the Gates" begins when mad scientist Hypatia tells her boyfriend Grant that she plans to kidnap Pythagorus with her time machine.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Survey shows colleges flouting sexual assault rules

    More than 40 percent of 440 colleges and universities surveyed by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., haven't investigated a sexual assault in the past five years, according to a report released Wednesday.

    July 16, 2014

  • Are America's biggest alcohol brands targeting the country's underage youth?

    Underage drinkers - those between the ages of 18 and 20, most specifically - are more heavily exposed to printed alcohol advertisements than any other age group, according to a new study. And it's America's biggest booze companies that could be to blame.

    July 15, 2014

  • Can plants hear? Study finds that vibrations prompt some to boost their defenses

    They have no specialized structure to perceive sound as we do, but a new study has found that plants can discern the sound of predators through tiny vibrations of their leaves - and beef up their defenses in response.

    July 8, 2014

  • DSCF1770.JPG The sonogram fairy

    Walking into Bubbie's Bebes is like walking into a corner of Neverland.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140625-AMX-HEALTH-EXERCISE252.jpg Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities

    Spirit - which stands for "Social Physical Interactive Respectful Inclusive Teamwork" - offers classes that help clients with developmental disabilities build muscle, increase flexibility and improve their diets. As a population, they have limited opportunities when it comes to health, Smith says. "And a lot need more social interaction," he adds.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo