this co-ed event is free to attend. survivors and supporters are welcome to join us for a day of testimonials from three survivors, spoken word poetry, and a creative group exercise.
this event will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 21st, 2014
in the auditorium at the Victoria Village Library (184 Sloane Ave, Toronto).
food will be sold on site by Plum Bun Bakery.
♥ ♥ ♥ please note that the 3 speakers for our events are selected beforehand. there is never any pressure from anyone in attendance to share their stories. ♥ ♥ ♥
Abuse: Survival Stories is a nonprofit event series created in support of survivors of domestic violence, psychological and sexual abuse. Combining raw testimonials from survivors with inspirational spoken word pieces and motivational speeches, Abuse: Survival Stories is a positive and healing experience that uplifts both the mind and the soul.
Each Abuse: Survival Stories event helps to create awareness of the injustices of abuse by offering a firsthand look at abuse through the eyes of survivors. Not only do attendees have the opportunity to listen to survivors speak in detail about their experiences, but during the sharing circle, attendees can express themselves creatively through a tailored group exercise. Each event gives three survivors the chance to take a huge step on the path to healing by offering them a platform to speak candidly about their experiences while receiving the support of a welcoming and attentive audience.
According to Statistics Canada, more than half of Canadian women have experienced at least once incident of sexual or physical violence and only 1 in 10 report it due to humiliation or fear of revictimization. Men are less likely to file a report, for the same reasons and other social stigmas. From these daunting numbers, it is apparent that abuse thrives on silence. By sharing your survival story, you can help save lives.
Join us, not in the war against abuse, but in the name of peace and healing for all.
Check out our website to view videos and photos from our past events! www.abusesurvivalstories.com
this event is part of the 500 random acts of beauty movement: http://500randomactsofbeauty.tumblr.com/