1. HOST A SCREENING OF BOYS AND MEN HEALING.
Bring this powerful film about male survivors of childhood sexual abuse speaking out to your community. You can also inquire about having the filmmakers or survivors in the film at your event. Screening kits, posters and graphics are available. Contact us about Hosting Boys and Men Healing.
2. FEATURE THE BRISTLECONE PROJECT AT YOUR EVENT.
Bristlecone Project features powerful Portraits and Biographies of Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse created by Dr. David Lisak in partnership with 1in6, Inc. (Dr. Lisak personal story is also featured in Boys and Men Healing film.) A film featuring Bristlecone Project, along with posters and materials to download will be available by April. To inquire about hosting Bristlecone at your SAAM event, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. FILM SCREENING Pursuit of Truth: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Seeking Justice.
Big Voice Pictures recently produced this important documentary for Vertigo Charitable Foundation. The film helps survivors navigate the complexities of the court system and process, while guiding professionals in the field to consider needed reform, best practices, and ways we can better support adult survivors. Learn more about the film here.
Host a screening of Pursuit of Truth and invite the Executive Producers. For more information email Executive Producer, Valerie Gibson: email@example.com
4. HOST A DARE TO DREAM event with MaleSurvivor.org
As part of their Dare to Dream events and panel discussions with leaders in the field, MaleSurvivor.org screens Boys and Men Healing in communities nationwide. Dare to Dream, free and open to the public, is intended for male survivors of sexual abuse/assault and their loved ones, supportive partners, friends, or family members, and mental health professionals, offers a message of hope and healing for abuse survivors. The event aims to helping male survivors lift the veil of secrecy and shame from their experience. For more information on bringing a Dare to Dream screening to your community, contact Trisha Massa at: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. RAISE AWARENESS ON CAMPUS!
Visit here for their tool kit , posters, media kits and planning guides to run a successful campaign These materials can be used to engage the entire community to take action to end sexual assault.
Also, check out PAVE’s (Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment) and their activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month here.
Host a screening of BOYS AND MEN HEALING at YOUR CAMPUS EVENTS! Big Voice Pictures can help you put together a panel of experts for your screenings!
6. HERO’S JOURNEY WORKSHOP
Boys and Men Healing: A Hero’s Journey, is a lively, interactive workshop focusing on the healing journey of male survivors of childhood abuse featured in our film. In these 3hr workshops we screen the film, discuss our storytelling style following the inspirational model of the hero’s journey in filmmaking, and meet in groups to dispel myths about male survivors, appreciating their healing journey as the hero’s journey. Inquire here.
7. JOIN THE 1BLUESTRING CAMPAIGN!
1BlueString is a campaign that asks guitarists to replace 1 of their 6 strings with a blue string to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have survived childhood sexual abuse. Find out more about this wonderful campaign!
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