PSA #2: “EDMP Meets ADWAS Staff
The opening scene begins with an exterior shot from the Gasworks Park of a sunny Seattle skyline and Lake Union: Seattle, Washington
Note: there are two different interior shots: living room-like environment and Greet & Meet event.
Libby, a seated white woman with curly brown hair in her 30s: “Years and years of violence means years and years to eradicate violence. It’s important to start somewhere. The EDMP is a great place to start.”
Black Title Card: Two months later & a new year
At the Greet & Meet event, Linda, a seated woman signs as her neighboring seated people listen attentively: “I’ve been in the field a long time and I’ve never been in any room with that many men involved. I’m inspired and excited.”
A shot of two groups conversing at same time: Marcella, a brunette in her 20s, engages in a conversation with Terry while Paul and Jerrel talk with each other.
A shot of seated staff and gentlemen in an “U” shape facing the camera.
Black Title Card: The Staff of ADWAS
Black Title Card: Meets
Text superimposed on footage of a gentleman signing, visible only from the neck down: The Engaging Deaf Men Project
A living room shot of Gabe, a white man with curly short hair who is seated on a couch: “It’s really important for men to really understand what the whole concept of violence against women is.”
Rhonda, a black woman seated with braided hair: “We need to change our attitudes, our perspectives of violence and what violence looks like. It’s not just somebody beaten, someone verbally attacked. It’s emotional. It’s mental. It’s financial. It’s spiritual. All of it.”
Tiffany, a white woman with red ponytail, seated with a side table to her right: “I think it’s important men and women get together and have more dialogue, more different perspectives on what it means to be an ally to end violence.”
Gabe: “But we’re not becoming allies to take over.
A Greet & Meet shot of seated people who listen to a comment.
Another shot of seated people who listen to Kellie, a seated white female with red eyeglasses with a short wavy bob, comments.
A living room shot of Kim, a white brunette with bangs seated in a living room environment with a screen divider, a side table and a chair behind her: “This is both men and women, and children too. Everybody needs to be involved. It’s a human issue.”
Rhonda: Part of it is people don’t want to acknowledge violence. They don’t want to admit this is an issue within our community. It’s hard to accept that because if you accept it, it means you have to do something.”
A Greet & Meet shot of enclosed seated diverse people.
A close up shot of Buddy, a white bearded gentleman looks on.
Tiffany shares as her seated neighbors listen attentively: “What did you learn getting together as a group? That will prove something. As time goes on, we create the curriculum, then that end result is where we can really show the outcome. Then, sure, we can reach out.”
A shot of seated people’s backs to the camera, reveals a seated white man with a grey cap, makes a comment: “Trust and understanding between both parties. Right now I feel we’re not there yet. We still have a lot to learn.”
Tiffany, seated in the living room, shares: “This goes really deep, lots of layers. So what I saw and noticed gave me good ideas on how we can work together.”
A Greet & Meet group shot of ADWAS staff and gentlemen.
Tiffany: “I’m excited to see more. More ideas for workshops. How we can support each other. How we at ADWAS can support a wonderful group of men. How we can support them to become an ally.”
Black Title Card: Logo of ADWAS.
Next line: Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services
PSA #2: “EDMP Meets ADWAS Staff