Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids - TAALK-a-thon from January 7, 2012 to January 7, 2013
You can hear Surviving Spirit Board member Michael Skinner and Surviving Spirit musician/artist Cici Porter and many more fellow advocates speaking out against sexual abuse via this link for the TAALK-a-thon [Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids]- scroll down a bit and you'll find Michael's interview [27 minutes long] Dec 10th - "Sometimes Abuse is a Package Deal - The Ace Study showed that one third of the population being studied experienced at least one category of childhood trauma. Join us as we learn from a victim of multiple types of abuse what childhood was really like, how it impacted him as an adult and how he has triumphantly overcome his past." & Cici's on December 11th - "The Journey to Wholeness - There's no better way to understand the impact of child sexual abuse than to experience the pain and healing through the angelic voice of a survivor. You will be moved to anger and to tears as you join Cici on her journey, as she shares it with you through song."
Location: http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON2 You can learn more about Cici and Michael at our Speakers' Bureau and web store
2012 Year of the Survivor from January 6, 2012 to January 8, 2012
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Confronting the Catholic child sexual abuse scandal
You are cordially invited to a celebratory few days in Boston's Back Bay. Experience all the warmth and hospitality Boston has to offer. We are coming together to recognize and celebrate what we as survivors and supporters have accomplished in exposing Catholic clergy sex crimes over the past several years and re-energize for our future. We will also be creating an opportunity to meet and share with others who are also working for a meaningful change and accountability. Plans are well underway for a weekend of informative and high-spirited speakers, workshops and panels.
Location: Holiday Inn, Beacon Hill Registration $25 (12/16/2011-01/02/2012) Late Registration $30 (after 01/03/2012 and walk-ins)
Contact: For more information and to register go to: www.10thanniversarycelebration.blogspot.com or http://speakingoutsafely.ticketleap.com/t/RC/
The Voice of America radio show interviews Surviving Spirit Michael Skinner from January 1, 2012 to January 3, 2013
The Voice of America radio show interviews Board member Michael Skinner [54 minutes long] - "Our guest today will share a brief background on himself, where he's from, family of origin and how what happened in his family affected his life, his health [PTSD, depression, physical health issues - back, mild brain trauma] and his musical career and how this all tied in to help him create the Surviving Spirit to help those impacted by trauma, abuse and mental health."
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