April 26, 2012
Clothesline Project and Healing Stories events are Friday, May 11
PABLO — The CLOTHESLINE PROJECT and HEALING STORIES, in recognition of women who are survivors of sexual violence, will take place on Friday, May 11, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theatre on the Salish Kootenai College campus. This afternoon of food, art and healing will be a time for women to come together to heal, in a variety of ways, from the effects of sexual violence, which last long after any assault has occurred.
The afternoon will open with a welcome from Dr. Luana Ross, President of Salish Kootenai College, followed by special guest speaker Julie Cajune. DOVES is honored to have these two accomplished and inspiring sisters participate in this event.
The afternoon will continue with art therapy facilitated by Kim Brown Campbell, LCPC ATR. One of the options during this time will be that women may decorate t-shirts and shawls to be displayed at the Women 4 Wellness event on Thursday, May 17 at SKC.
Another option for the afternoon will be working with acclaimed local author Jennifer Greene on an activity called Telling Our Stories.
Individual support throughout the afternoon will be provided by therapists Abigail Eyre, LCSW and Tracy Perez, LCSW. They will be available for individual consultations for those who request it; additional funding is available for those who may want to continue with their therapy sessions in the future.
Also, participants will be invited to join in the Women 4 Wellness Fun 5k Walk/Run on the morning of Saturday, May 12. Participants’ registration will be paid and they will also receive a running shirt designed especially for this event, sponsored by the SKC Center for Prevention and Wellness.
In addition, those who attend this event will also receive a free copy of the CD “Heart of the Bitterroot,” a collaborative project inspired by Julie Cajune, Jennifer Greene, and the stories from the women they have worked with.
The CLOTHESLINE PROJECT and HEALING STORIES is sponsored by DOVES, Salish Kootenai College, and the CSKT Victim Assistance Program. Funding for this activity was also made possible in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health.
For more information, or to sign up for this free event, please contact Jenifer Blumberg at DOVES, 883-3350, or Trisha White at the CSKT Victim Assistance Program, 675-2700, ext. 1194.