Take Back the Night- DuPage is proud and pleased to announce its 2nd annual Rock Away Violence concert fundraiser! Rock Away Violence will take place April 26, 2009, at North Beach, 1211 Butterfield in Downers Grove. Our 2nd annual event will begin at 5:00 PM and feature several bands, including Vertikal, F.H.O.D., Bitterson, and DJ Rhema. This event is open to all ages! Our organization is dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. We work to prevent future violence and empower survivors of abuse and assault. A portion of the proceeds from Rock Away Violence will help support the work of local crisis hotlines that assist survivors.
These scenes weave together the voices of survivors of sexual assault, breaking the silence that often covers sexual violence in our society. The evening offers insight into the complex issues of resolution and moving on for survivors of sexual assault and challenges us to consider our own roles in a society in which sexual violence occurs. A discussion with the audience follows. Time: 8:00pm
UIUC Alumna and HBOs Def Poetrys Kelly Tsai is a Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word performer. She has been involved in numerous arts organizing efforts and poetry slams. Kelly Tsai will perform and host an open mic night for the UIUC community as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This event is an opportunity for artistic expression around gender oppression, sexuality, violence, and self-empowerment. Time: 7:00 pm
These scenes weave together the voices of survivors of sexual assault, breaking the silence that often covers sexual violence in our society. The evening offers insight into the complex issues of resolution and moving on for survivors of sexual assault and challenges us to consider our own roles in a society in which sexual violence occurs. A discussion with the audience follows. Time: 8:00 pm
UIUC Alumna and HBOs Def Poetry spoken word performer Kelly Tsai will provide a writers workshop for anyone interested in learning more about self-expression through the spoken and written word. This event is an opportunity for artistic expression around gender oppression, sexuality, violence, and self-empowerment. Time: 5:00 pm
All About Abuse is a television program that educates the public about different topics related to abuse. In this show, several guest speakers will discuss issues of staking. The show is a live call in show, so viewers may call in to ask the guests questions about the topic.
As part of Illinois Health Cares 6th Annual Training of Trainers, Elaine Alpert will present a training targeting health care providers as well as anyone interested in improving the health care response to domestic/intimate partner or sexual violence. Dr. Alpert is a professor of Public Health and Medicine in the Boston University School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. She has been active for several years in the health professions and community initiatives related to the prevention of abuse and violence. Dr. Alpert founded and is the faculty advisor for the Boston University Family Violence Advocacy Project and serves on the Massachusetts Governors Commission on Domestic Violence. She is an accomplished trainer, has authored numerous articles and book chapters with curricula development and patient care related to violence prevention, teaches an entire semester course on sexual violence as a public health issue and serves on numerous state and national advisory panels concerned with the role of health professions in responding to and preventing violence and abuse.
This year, the conference is being co-sponsored with the Illinois Department on Aging and the event is funded in part through the Archstone Foundation and the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (Note: Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.)
The 2008 conference theme “APS: Advocating, Protecting and Serving Vulnerable Adults” is reflected through many exciting features. The pre-conference intensive on “Self-Neglect,” hosted by the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 from 1:00-4:00pm.
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