4 Theatre Professionals came together to work on pieces about childhood, the Troubles in Ireland, and fidelity. After our first rehearsal, we discovered that we were victims of sexual assault. What has resulted is our theatre piece, Mum's [Not] the Word. Incest, clergy molestation, rape and abuse and how we cope all rolled into an hour and 15 minutes of truth, honesty and humor.
A collection of nursery rhymes, spoken word and monologues. Conceived, written and starring Donna Barkman*, Nicole Jesson* Elizabeth June* and Malini Singh McDonald
Stage Manager: Samantha Hooper-Hamersley
Friday May 6th at 7:30pm;
Saturday May 7th at 3pm and 7:30pm
MaleSurvivor, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men will bring its national Dare to Dream program to Purchase, New York. The program, developed in response to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” highlighting male sexual abuse and featuring internationally recognized MaleSurvivor spokesperson, Dr. Howard Fradkin, will focus on bringing a message of hope and healing while offering support for abuse survivors in its fifth installment of the local programs.
Dare to Dream will provide male survivors with a safe and comfortable environment to join others in lifting the veil of secrecy and shame from their experience. The program will feature clips from Emmy-nominated “The Oprah Winfrey Show” segments, a facilitated panel discussion, and an opportunity to learn about local resources and support groups. Former President of MaleSurvivor Curtis St. John, Murray Schane, MD and former President of MaleSurvivor, and Chris Anderson, MaleSurvivor Board Member, will facilitate the New York program.
More information about male sexual victimization, or to learn more about MaleSurvivor’s Dare to Dream program visit the website.
Renowned Healer/Author/ Health Activist, Queen Afua, will be starring in the healing theatrical, 'If your Womb could Talk', a dramatization of her highly acclaimed book, 'Overcoming an Angry Vagina: A Journey to Womb Wellness'. Hear the stories, and testimonies of women overcoming their drama, and healing their bodies through releasing emotional trauma's from their past. Call 201-898-9905 for RSVP information.
The Ending Violence Against Native Women Training Institute provides a strong foundation for advocates and their allies to work effectively with their own programs and within a coordinated response. The Institute begins with a one day plenary session to build a shared understanding of the dynamics of violence against native women and highlights coordinated community response initiatives. The last 4 days you will attend one of the five workshops offered and closing ceremony.
A documentary expose of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as criminals by police. Questions and answers to follow the film screening.
A story of sacrifice, unity and transedence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perserverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.
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