SCRIPT CONFERENCE VIDEO FEATURES MENHEALING REPRESENTATIVES
For the 4th consecutive year, representatives of MenHealing participated in the annual Los Angeles-based Script Conference. Uma Dorn, Richard Smith, & Jim Struve were featured presenters in the 2021 Conference that now reaches an international audience via Zoom. A 56-minute video of their presentation – “Building Blocks for Social Justice: One Organization’s Experience” – is now accessible to watch at our website and via YouTube. This presentation articulates the importance that healing from sexual victimization must also address intersecting cultural factors of social justice.
“FACES OF MENHEALING” VIDEO FEATURES MARIA ESTRADA
We are proud to feature Maria Estrada, Board Diversity Consultant, in our newest “Faces of Healing” video. MenHealing is deeply grateful to Maria for her generosity in sharing her wisdom and expertise with our Board and Facilitator Team. She is a dynamic guide, joining us in our efforts to build organizational procedures and interpersonal relationships that are genuinely inclusive of diversity and equity, not just adjunctive concerns. Get to know more about the richness of Maria and her life experiences in this newest video in our “Faces of Men Healing” video series.
This video is also available with Spanish subtitles.
WEEKENDS OF RECOVERY CELEBRATE 20 YEARS
September 2021 is a milestone 20-year anniversary for the Weekends of Recovery program. The first WOR was conducted in September 2001. WORs have been conducted each of the following 20 years, with our 90th WOR scheduled for November 2021.
Our up-coming “$90K in 90 Days” Funding Campaign will honor the vitality of the WORs, with a goal of raising $90,000 in the final 90 days of 2021 to support our pioneering efforts to heal male survivors. A dynamic gala event to launch our Campaign will be hosted by Maria Estrada, as noted above being featured in our newest Faces of MenHealing video. An hour of entertainment will feature Peitao Zhu - a member of our WOR Facilitator Team and an accomplished pianist; Michael Guinn - a male survivor who was in presenter in the 2021 “Survivors’ Healing Journeys” Story Project; the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus - whose members include Howard Fradkin, one of the founders of the WORs; and Simone Dance Company - a performance to celebrate gender diversity. Check your inbox for more details in the next few weeks.
MenHealing is able to manage our activities because of deeply committed individuals such as YOU. We invite YOU to help sustain our work by making a donation of any amount. 85% of our operating budget is received from grassroots individual financial donations from supporters like YOU.
A GIFT OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT COMMUNICATES TO MALE SURVIVORS THAT “YOUR STORY MATTERS.”
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