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The Wisdom of Trauma - Encore Event - This Weekend until Midnight PST Sunday

If you missed the recent world premiere of The Wisdom of Trauma Movie with Dr. Gabor Maté, this weekend you can watch the encore of the movie plus get full access to the Talks on Trauma series including my talk with Dr. Gabor Maté and Nneka Jones Tapia on "A Vision for Compassionate Prison." The link is here (all donations will go to Compassion Prison Project by using this link!): https://fritzihorstman--sand.thrivecart.com/supporter/6080622415b14/ Opening Kick Off Introduction with Gabor...

Eighteenth Edition: Preventing ACEs | Healing Adversity | Promoting Resilience

Aligning Resources Across Georgia To Support Resiliency To Our Resilient Georgia Partners and Stakeholders: Mark your calendars for our Lunch and Learn taking place July 21st from 12 to 12:45. We launched Resilient Georgia Lunch and Learn series this year to provide a place for our regional coalition partners, peers, and stakeholders to share opportunities for partnership across the state. Next month will feature Sewn Arts . Sewn Arts is a nonprofit organization working throughout Georgia...

Juneteenth: Commemoration of Racial Trauma and African American Resilience

Porter Jennings-McGarity The Juneteenth flag created by Ben Haith, founder of the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (NJCF) in 1997. (Source: Chicago.gov ) Juneteenth refers to the June 19 th date commemorating emancipation in the United States that is marked by annual celebration of African American freedom and achievement . On June 16 th of this week Congress voted to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday to commemorate emancipation - the first new official federal holiday...

Being Asian American during the COVID-19 pandemic

Calling the US home as early as the 1700s, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have faced, from the start, racism, discrimination, and hate crimes in a country that considers us invisible but visible only when hated. Mass lynchings of Chinese railroad workers in the 1800s, WWII internment of Japanese families, exclusionary acts and policies, caps on refugee and immigration numbers, regulations and processes to ensure inequality, repulsive stereotyping of AAPI in media and pop...

Celebrating the Importance of Juneteenth [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By the HOPE Team, 6/18/21, positiveexperience.org/blog Tomorrow, June 19 th , marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 when word finally reached Texas that President Lincoln had outlawed slavery in the United States nearly two and a half years prior. Today, 156 years later, we celebrate Juneteenth for the first time as a nation. See the end of this post for more information about the new federal holiday and its long history. While we have celebrated July 4 as our day of independence since...

Reminder - Livestream on Father's Day - "ACEs & The Father Wound"

Hi everyone, it's the Father's Day weekend! If your dad is in your life and you love him, try to do something different for him this year. Socks and ties are so 20th Century. You can take him to "Lunch and a Movie" - or Livestream, on us! Yup, you can share with your father the link to our YouTube channel and you and he can tune in for our riveting discussion on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and The Father Wound. Date - Sunday 20th June 2021 Time - 2:00 p.m. EST Where - On YouTube of...

How a Landless Native American Tribe in California Is Housing Its Homeless Members [kqed.org]

By Molly Solomon, KQED, June 11, 2021 Cheyanne Wright felt stuck. The 23-year-old was renting a room from her boyfriend’s mother in Stockton. Her relationship with the woman had soured during the coronavirus pandemic after an argument exploded over using the kitchen. Things became so tense that Wright no longer felt safe leaving the room she shared with her boyfriend and her 4-year-old son. Space got even tighter after she gave birth to their son, Romeo. “It just wasn’t working and it was...

Teaching My Black Son to Swim [nytimes.com]

By Imani Bashir, The New York Times, June 17, 2021 My son, Nasir, and I took our first “mommy and me” swim class just after he turned 1. He had always loved sticking his feet in the water at the beach or floating on my husband’s back, but this would be his first experience learning to immerse himself in a body of water. And although he was a bit distracted by the floaties, squeaky toys and attempting to drink the water, he had a natural inclination for swimming. As the instructor gently...

On Juneteenth We Must Celebrate Radical and Revolutionary Joy [sparcchub.org]

By Nicoel Y. "Nikki" Williams, SPARCC, June 2021 Following the tragic events of last year, including the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others, we saw an uprising both in the United States and abroad calling for an end to the violence and terror that has plagued Black communities since forever. They gathered in every city and town, borough and neighborhood with a simple message – Black Lives Matter. These protests sent shockwaves around the country rippling across the...

Creating a Safe Space for Healing

Baan Romyen is our center for women here in Northern Thailand. It is for women & children who are at risk , vulnerable or physically/sexually exploited either through the commercial sex industry or sex trafficking. We are situated in the red light district and the name means "a protective space or home that is safe". Working with women who have been through complex trauma through exploitation needs me to be extremely trauma informed. But, I am learning more everyday that while having...

Community Leader Tip #2: Consistency Builds Trust

Hi. I'm Alison Cebulla and many of you may know me as a Community Facilitator at PACEs Connection of the Northeast, Midatlantic, Southwest, and International Communities. I also produce our A Better Normal series and other live Zoom events. Many burgeoning community leaders ask me, "what can I do to make a bigger difference?" This is a big question with no one right answer. So I'm going to start writing small pieces with little tips that can help. Community Leader Tip #2: Consistency Builds...

Have you experienced addiction? Join Gabor Maté, Eli Saslow, Amanda Wendler, and Libby Alexander for Ep.7 of The Evolving Conversation

We're just six days away! I am so excited and honored to have a meaningful conversation about trauma and addiction with Amanda Wendler, Libby Alexander, Eli Saslow, Gabor Maté and surprise guests! As a recovering addict of 36 years I have been through a lot, seen a lot and learned a lot. And so, the conversation keeps evolving and that’s how it should be. The minute I think I know it all is the minute I am in trouble. So I remain teachable while continuing to share my personal experience,...

Durbin, Capito, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Address Childhood Trauma [Press release Senator Durbin of IL]

RISE From Trauma Act Would Expand Support For Children Who Have Experienced Trauma And Address The Cycle Of Violence And Addiction WASHINGTON – U.S., 06.16.21 Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), along with U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), today introduced bipartisan legislation to increase support for children who have been exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma, including witnessing community...

How the Virus Unraveled Hispanic American Families [nytimes.com]

By Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times, June 14, 2021 To a wide circle of friends and family, Jesse Ruby was the go-to guy. The father who would drop everything and drive across town if his sons needed a ride. The cousin who spent weekends helping relatives move. The partner who worked odd jobs on weekends with his girlfriend, Virginia Herrera, to help make ends meet for an extended household in San Jose, Calif. “If he was your friend, or he considered you a friend or family, all you had to...

Judge halts billions in debt relief for farmers of color as conservative group for White farmers sue [washingtonpost.com]

By Andrea Salcedo and Laura Reiley, The Washington Post, June 11, 2021 In the months since Congress included around $4 billion in the latest stimulus bill to forgive loans for Black and other minority farmers, thousands of them have been pushing to finally see the money. The Department of Agriculture promised to start paying for loans this month . But now, that relief is again on hold thanks to a lawsuit brought by a conservative group on behalf of White farmers, who argue the program is...

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