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Listen ~ the movie

Adriana van Altvorst ·
ACEs in Education have weekly A Better Normal ~ Education Upended Zoom's every Thursday at 12.00 noon EST which equate to Friday at 7 am in New Zealand time for 1 hour They are invaluable. I recommend that All New Zealand members join. On Thursday 27 August 2020 in USA which is Friday 28 August 2020 in NZ A Better Normal will have special guests ~ Graham Bodie & Erahm Christopher to discuss the movie, "Listen" "I have toured the country for the past 10 years to talk to our young people.
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"Open Wounds" and panel discussion

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Our SILENCE has acted to conquer and divide us and perpetuated racism. Our SECRETS have prevented us from facing our trauma. When we don't name it, we don't face it. Many of us have been deceived into believing racism is not an issue. We have faced years of intergenerational racism across the world. It has caused trauma. It has not been resolved Unresolved trauma has created deep-seated anger. We have wounds. When those wounds have been ignored and disregarded they fester to become.... OPEN...
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Re: "Open Wounds" and panel discussion

Adriana, can i share this widely on ACEs Connection? It looks like a great film
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Re: "Open Wounds" and panel discussion

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Yes, you can. Note that you can't see the movie on this webinar recording.....you need to rent the video for $4.99 from https://www.philallenjr.com/openwoundsdoc The webinar is the panel discussion that we joined before and after the viewing of the movie. You must listen to Phil Allen Jr as he shares his poem BEFORE the movie started ay 23.28 into the recording His poem - My body tells a story is not the same as the one on his website Well worth watching both the movie and the panel...
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I have PTSD - That does not mean I can't be a good parent

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Through my work as an advocate, I have met many people who, like me, have PTSD. I have PTSD because people made the choice to hurt me so bad that I now live with that every day. I live with trauma. The thing is I survived. I made the decision to pick myself up, to stand again, reset and keep moving forward. I now face many, many people including professionals who believe, erroneously, that I am my trauma. This is especially true in NZ because, in my country that I love so much, far too many...
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