Secret Survivors Documentary Screening

Secret Survivors Documentary — Oakland Screening*
Saturday, January 5, 2013, 4:00pm until 6:30pm
the Living Room Project (1919 Market Street, Oakland, California 94607)
For questions and RSVPs, please contact:

Join us on Saturday, January 5th for a screening of the documentary “Secret Survivors: Using Theater to Break the Silence,” featuring survivors, advocates and survivor-advocates telling their stories through the arts and discussing strategies to end child sexual abuse in our communities.

“Secret Survivors” is a theater project envisioned by survivor-activist Amita Swadhin and created by the NYC-based off-Broadway performance group Ping Chong & Co. This documentary, released in October 2012, builds on the original live theater performance featuring five survivors telling their stories. More info:

This screening is hosted by The Living Room Project and the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative, and will feature a panel and Q&A after the screening. The list of panelists is still in formation but so far includes:
* Amita Swadhin (Secret Survivors Project Coordinator and Cast Member)
* Mia Mingus (Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative Member – featured in documentary)
* Sujatha Baliga (Paragate Project Founder and Director, National Council on Crime and Delinquency Senior Program Specialist)
* Eb (Ebony) Brown (Trauma Practitioner and Researcher, Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative Member)

For questions and RSVPs, please contact:

We will have community-based healers present to help hold space for all attendees. As space is limited, we ask that you RSVP to this invite. We are asking for a $10 donation at the door to help sustain the Living Room Project. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Living Room Project (LRP) is an accessible healing justice practice/community space for queer and trans people of color (qtpoc). Through resource sharing, and collaborative efforts, the space provides opportunities for creative expression, collective healing, and community building. Ultimately the Living Room Project hopes to inspire deeper relationship, interdependence, and care amongst qtpoc communities.

Access info for the LRP:
– the LRP is a wheelchair accessible and scent-free space. there is a long hallway once you get into the building to get to the space itself.
– the LRP is located in west oakland at 1919 market street @ 18th, next door to a big green baptist church.
– the closest bus line is the #88 which drops you off about 1/2 block away.
– the closest bart stations are 19th street/downtown oakland, and west oakland stations. these are still about a 20 min walk or 10 min bike ride.

For questions and RSVPs, please contact:

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About batjc

The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative (BATJC) is a community collective of individuals working to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. We envision a world where communities can intervene in incidences of child sexual abuse in ways that not only meet immediate needs, but also prevent future violence and harm, by actively cultivate healing, accountability and resiliency for all — survivors, bystanders, and those who have abused others. We hope we can serve as a resource for individuals and groups interested in transformative justice and child sexual abuse work. Contact us here with questions or offers to collaborate.

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