the artistic expression
OF SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE
A Vision of Voices
Making Visible: A Retrospective Look
A special exhibit diving into the depth and breadth of Awakenings artists over the past eight years.
Admission: Free and open to the public during gallery hours
April 20th – August 1st, 2018
Reiki Clinic Open House
Awakenings and RVA are hosting a Reiki Clinic! This is an open space where individuals can come for a free Reiki session from a trauma-informed Reiki practitioner.
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing modality that can promote relaxation, stress relief, and trauma healing. Practitioners lay or hover their hands over the client’s body in order to promote relaxation and healing. Many survivors of sexual violence have found Reiki to be an important component to their healing journey. Typically after a Reiki session clients report feeling “lighter” as if an emotional burden has been lifted.
We welcome victims and survivors of sexual violence, and their loved ones, to come for a free 20-30 minute Reiki session. You will lie on a massage table *fully clothed* and listen to relaxing music while a practitioner hovers or places their hands on agreed-upon areas of your body. You may feel heat, tingling, or pulsation – this is simply the Reiki energy flowing into your body.
With this event, we seek to create safe space for anyone in need of support around the ways they are feeling personally impacted by sexual abuse or sexual violence.
Admission: Free! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and any questions!
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 5pm-8pm
Making Matters is a space for self-guided art-making among individuals affected by sexual violence and those who support them.
Admission: Free and open to the public
Next workshop: June 19th, 2018
Literary Magazine News
Awakened Voices: Issue 6: A Day in the Life of a Survivor
Published May 24th, 2018
Open Calls for Artists
Call for Musicians, Dancers, and Spoken-Word artists
We are looking for performers of music – whatever this means to you – to perform one to a few pieces at Songs of Survival evening concert on October 18, 2018.
Application Deadline: August 15
Next Grant Deadline
The Awakened Artist Grant
Arts grant for survivors of sexual violence, inspired by the late Judith Dawn Hickey, the first “Awakened Artist”.
Coming June 2018!