End CSA NOW! EVENT – Save the Date

Join us in bringing awareness, prevention, and dialogue
to end child sexual abuse.

End Child Sexual Abuse NOW!
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Saturday, April 19, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, Oakland

As many of you know myself and 8 community members have been working to create an event that emphasizes the importance of community involvement to end child sexual abuse (CSA) and increase visibility of those impacted by it.

Please SAVE THE DATE. This event will include:

  • Discussions about current efforts being made to address CSA;
  • Community forum to bring voice to those impacted by CSA;
  • Special film screening of preliminary footage from You Me and the Fruit Trees;
  • Resources and information sharing;
  • Healing arts activity;
  • Most importantly, we want to bring visibility to this largely shrouded issue by leading a community march to the local city hall as a call to action!

Parts of the event will be filmed for the documentary my team and I are currently producing. It’s a character driven film that follows several survivors of CSA and includes leaders in the movement to end child sexual abuse as well as other community members impacted by CSA. For more information on this documentary please visit: Trailer

We are also thrilled and honored to share that the City of Berkeley unanimously passed our proclamation to recognize “End Child Sexual Abuse NOW!” as a day in Berkeley. We have a whole lot to celebrate and hope you can be there April 19th to celebrate with us!

Please share this invitation with your networks through social media, tweet it, post it and forward this post to your friends, co-workers and family.  Invite your friends on Facebook here:  End CSA EVENT

Stay tune for a list of speakers and more details.

Together we can end CSA!

Tracey Quezada –info@traceyquezadaproductions.com
&
Danielle Castro – Danielle.castro@ucsf.edu

Good: Grief. On Grief, Remembrances and Moving Forward.

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On Grief, Remembrances and Moving Forward.

by Jaye Johnson

What’s grief but a felt sense of loss?

And what’s remembrance but a… re-membering? A sense of “Putting it all back together.”

When we lose or lose touch with people we know, know of, love and respect, the pain can seem so hard to bear. So unspeakable. But speak about it we must.

Unresolved feelings—including mournful ones—find ways and means of expression that surprise us in ways we can’t even comprehend. For health’s sake, for closure’s sake, breathing life into grief so that it can transform, resolve itself, bring about healing, is essential to your well-being.

As each day makes its way into our collective consciousness, I renew my thoughts.

I remind myself of the spiritual truth that nothing is ever lost or hidden in Divine Mind. Memories keep our loved ones alive—this Life is eternal. Paradoxically, these feelings of being separated from others remind us of how we are all interconnected.

Seeing each day, moment, holiday, ritual, shared or sacred time as symbolic, we honor and celebrate all that is lovable with in ourselves.

Each life is precious. Each life lost…still cherished.

You are precious. You are cherished. Your loving thoughts keep those you have lost alive. Precious. Cherished.

Namaste,

Jaye

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Healing Happens: Discover Helpful Resources & Links

Angela Shelton – Healing – Angela Shelton is a healing sherpa and a walking, rocking testament that joy and healing happens. I’ve never seen anyone handle even grief quite like her. Great rest stop on the long and winding road, great space for online dance breaks!

This Is A War – Grief – Helpful reminders and ideas to help you navigate through the grieving process at your own pace.

Grief and Creativity – Creativity is forever an act of faith. It can help to get you moving out of any transition process simply “in the doingness of creative things.” Check it out.

Losing Your Parents  – Deals with grief and loss in terms of losing your parents. Great support and heart-opening updates.

 


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DOCUMENTARY FILMS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS ARE A WONDERFUL WAY TO BE A PART OF  SOCIAL CHANGE, AND SHARING TOGETHER OUR IMPORTANT WORK IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE GLOBE.  IN PREPARATION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH IN APRIL, BIG VOICE PICTURES AND LEADERS IN THE FIELD PRESENT BOYS AND MEN HEALING, A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MALE SURVIVORS HEALING AND SPEAKING OUT, TO YOU IN COMMUNITIES IN OUR NATION AND INTERNATIONALLY.  JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE HOPE THAT SURVIVORS AND HELPING PROFESSIONALS SO WELL DESERVE!  SEVERAL OF THE EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, INCLUDING ANOTHER SCREENING COMING UP AT PENN STATE! JOIN BIGVOICEPICTURES! www.bigvoicepictures.com

Men of Courage Conference
March 23-24
9a-4p
YMCA National
Capital Region
Ottawa, Ontario
 

Boys and Men Healing Film & Discussion Panel are a part of the conference agenda

Moderator: Ron Jette; Panellists: Scott Thompson, JP Dufour, Lee Ferrill

LEARN MORE

March 18 – 21, 2013
SEE SCHEDULE FOR SCREENING OF FILM.
Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA:
Screening and Panel                                                                                     
April 8, 6:30 pm 
Iowa City Public Library
Penn State University
Presented by
1in6 and One Heart
Screening & Discussion
April 11th, 7-9p
Open to the Public and Students
Carnegie Hall
Hosted by Ohio State University
School of Social Work
Screening and Panel
April 22, 7-9:30p
 
Columbus, Ohio
Gateway Film Center
 
Bergen County Community
College, NJ
Evolving Trends in
Dating and Sexual Violence
April 22
Moses Family Meeting and Training Center
9:15-3:30
Screening w/Simon Weinberg Co-Producer  2-3:15p
Mark Crawford (featured in Boys and Men Healing)
will have a separate session on Clergy abuse at 2pm.
 
Co-Exiist Initiative
Mainstream Men and
Boys Engagement

Kenya

Screening at Conference
April 16-18, 7-9:30p
 

Bloom Where You’re Planted!

HOST

A COMMUNITY, CONFERENCE, SUPPORT GROUP OR HOUSE SCREENING!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE:
 

http://www.survivormanual.com/2283/