Additionally, a second "Wonder Woman Day" benefit will take place on Sunday, October 26th, in Flemington, New Jersey, at Comic Fusion, as part of their “Super-Hero Weekend.” This East Coast event will benefit Safe in Hunterdon, a domestic violence shelter in New Jersey.
Some key points:
* Portland's Mayor, Tom Potter, has declared October 26th as "Wonder Woman Day" in the City of Roses.
* Portland's first Wonder Woman Day in 2006 raised over $15,400 for two Domestic Violence shelters.
* In Portland and New Jersey, Wonder Woman Day II in 2007 raised over $27,000 for the three Domestic Violence shelters and the Women’s Crisis Line.
* Year One was filmed for a half-hour documentary series, FANatical, shown on Canadian and Australian national television. This year’s event will be filmed for another documentary.
* October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Producing the event for its third year is best-selling author and DVD documentary director Andy Mangels, who is also the curator of the online Wonder Woman Museum, and one of the world's top experts on the famed super-heroine. "Especially in today’s political and economic climate, we need a symbol of peace, strength, equality, and honesty,” Mangels says, “and Wonder Woman embodies those qualities.
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