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The IPV Revolution: Healing The Healer
24 Oct 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness and in light of the current political moment and global public health context we are situated in, we are excited for you to join us for an event around community care and collective healing through an exploration of the imperative to center the healing, transformation, and liberation of communities of color impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV).
Through storytelling and an analysis of the systems that impact survivors of color and those who are supporting crisis intervention, healing, and resilience we hope to create a dialogue that will focus on how to build the capacity and sustainability of professionals and survivor leaders working to prevent and address the impact of intimate partner violence.
Hear first-hand accounts from our featured speakers, each of whom will shed light on various aspects of IPV and their individual work to support the healing of those on the front lines.
We ask that you please consider purchasing a “donation” ticket of an amount of your choice. We offer a suggested donation of $15.You may also select the “free ticket” option
Orchid Cameron: Orchid Cameron was minding her business being a standup comic and yoga teacher when boom, trauma and tragedy occurred, and now she gets to be an expert on recovering from sexual violence. Luckily for you, she had the tools she gained in overcoming a childhood lacking in health that set her on a journey to study the human body’s self healing ability through healing foods, exercise, subtle energy healing, and setting strong boundaries emotionally, physically, and energetically. Turns out practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching over 3000 hours of yoga can help her heal from this too. Her mission is to end pain in as many people as possible and light their fire to maximize their fun and pleasure.
Pauly Miley: Paula is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working out of Pasadena and Encino and believes in cutting through the clutter and getting to what’s real. Paula’s approach is one of authenticity, which means working with candor and compassion in every session.
Nkem Ndefo: Nkem is the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit. She is known for her unique ability to connect with people of all types by holding powerful healing spaces, weaving complex concepts into accessible narratives, and creating synergistic and collaborative learning communities that nourish people’s innate capacity for healing, wellness, and connection.
Patty Ramirez: Patty is a transnational social worker and project-based consultant committed to advancing collective healing in social justice-oriented and advocacy organizations and movements. Patty has dedicated her work to working with immigrant victims of crimes and justice-impacted folks. Patty is passionate about integrating multi-disciplinary approaches to best serve trauma-impacted communities. She is committed to helping transform harmful organizations, systems, and movements and innovate to those that are equipped to support the development, healing, transformation, and liberation of trauma-impacted leaders driving social change.
Ramona Merchan: Ramona is a native Angelino with over 20 years of experience in public social services and child welfare in Los Angeles County. Ramona is an experienced trainer, coach, advocate, and leader. She is passionate about assisting vulnerable and marginalized communities. Ramona served as one of the program managers for the California Partners for Permanency (CAPP) grant which sought to address the disproportionately and disparity of African American and Native American children and youth in the child welfare system in California.
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