Art Exhibit "#WeStandUp: Social Workers For Survivors Of Sexual Assault"
The goal of the campaign is to spotlight the untold stories of social workers and the unique impact that they have on survivors.
We would like to invite you to the last phase of the campaign where we will be presenting 10-20 pieces of artwork. These pieces were created by the survivors of abuse and social workers during an art therapy session.
Monday, April 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
440 Gallery 440 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP IS REQUIRED
On April 25th, 2016, SocialWorkLicenseMap and Crossing Point Arts launched a campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month called #WeStandUp! Arly Nguyen, and her fellow colleagues, collected untold stories of social workers and the unique impact that they have on survivors. What started out as a small project became an unforgettable experience. The final phase of the campaign was held at 440 Gallery in Park Slope, where they presented 10-20 pieces of artwork. These pieces were created by the survivors of abuse and social workers during an art therapy session. Arly and her team reached out to social workers in the local area to attend, but attendees varied from survivors who heard about the event from word of mouth to New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. The most magical part of the event was when a survivor came up to Arly to express her gratitude. She said, "Before you started your campaign, I never told anyone what happened to me. I finally spoke up because I felt like someone cared. You cared."
About Crossing Point Arts
Crossing Point Arts work is bringing the healing power of the arts -- in experiential workshops led by Teaching Artists, and supervised by Creative Arts Therapists -- into the lives of survivors of human trafficking. Offering art-based services (within anti-trafficking agencies) helps survivors gain greater access to their own creativity, which becomes part of a holistic healing process designed to develop health, strength, and emotional resilience, community building, coping strategies, empowerment and post-traumatic growth. Music, dance, visual arts, drama, song-creation and poetry are all part of repertoire of workshops, offered to survivors free of charge.
The unique opportunity extended to workshop participants of Crossing Point Arts to be included in the #WeStandUp Gallery Exhibition, brought together an intersection of survivors of human trafficking and survivors of sexual assault; Teaching Artists and Creative Arts Therapists. It was clear through the paintings and drawings displayed that courage and expression are a crucial aspect of the healing process, and Teaching Artists and Art Therapists are all deeply important advocates in the lives of survivors, as they progress on their journeys toward empowerment.
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