DAY LONG CONFERENCE on Sunday October 21
Healing Together: A Convening for QTBIPOC Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
*Partnering with Mirror Memoirs, CARECEN and JBC Just Beginnings Fellows
Ignacio Rivera and Amita Swadhin are organizing a one-day conference for queer, transgender, non-binary, intersex and/or gender non-conforming Black and indigenous folks and other people of color who survived childhood rape and/or sexual assault. This conference is part of The Guatu Tour, in collaboration with Mirror Memoirs. The agenda is as follows:
Sunday, October 21st
9AM-10AM Breakfast & Registration
10AM-10:30AM Welcome, Grounding, Guidelines
10:30AM-1:30PM Workshop #1: Storytelling & Body Movement to Release Trauma
2:30PM-5:30PM Workshop #2: Sexy Survivor: Claiming Your Pleasure As Power
5:30PM-6:00PM Closing Circle
In addition to the main workshops, we will feature local healers, including trauma-informed personal trainer and competitive boxer Patricio Manuel, tarot reader and cultural worker Shruti Purkayastha, and local herbalists, body workers, acupuncturists, and somatic therapists who are members of the QTIPOC community (final list to be announced).
We can accommodate up to 150 survivors at this powerful healing convergence. Breakfast and lunch are included in your registration fee.
Free parking is available in the CARECEN lot FOR THE FIRST 28 REGISTRANTS. After those spots are filled, participants will have to rely on street parking, Lyft and public transportation.
We are asking people to donate a registration fee according to the following scale: * Unemployed folks: $0 * Folks earning $25,000 or less per year: $5 * Folks earning $25,001 to $59,999 per year: $15 * Folks earning $60,000 or more per year: $30 People who can afford to give more are highly encouraged to do so. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All funds raised go toward the following expenses: venue rental, breakfast, lunch, teaching materials, printed handouts, and stipends for all local healers. Ignacio and Amita's time is covered by the JBC fellowship.
ACCESSIBILITY: CARECEN is wheelchair accessible. Please come scent-free to keep this space as access-friendly to as many of our community members as possible. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
-...And Action (3 hour Workshop)
Join in this interactive workshop to breathe, move, stomp, and act out. We will collectively hold space to express in a variety of ways how trauma has/is existing in our bodies. We’ll explore how to move, mold, walk with and release. This workshop uses theater techniques, visualization and movement to tell our stories and create collective healing from childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and trauma.
-Sexy Survivor (3 hour Workshop)
Join us for a creative and interactive dialogue around survivors of sexual abuse and how they have navigated safe, empowering sexually healthy lives. It is also a forum for partners and allies of survivors to gain tools in supporting sexy survivors. All too often, sex is altered, damaged and or complicated for survivors of sexual abuse. It takes time, patience and trial and error to figure out what works for us. This workshop is not a therapy session but a more of skill and strategy share. We hope to encourage success building and future dreaming dialogue as we all share stories and ideas of what has worked for sexy survivors.