Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention, Advocacy & Healing Through the Arts

On Monday, June 5 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM our friends at Gibney Dance are hosting an extremely important conference to raise awareness, promote prevention, and support survivors of intimate partner violence - all through the arts.

Attendees can choose from four breakout sessions, designed to welcome participants of all artistic disciplines, skill levels, and physical abilities. From the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence:
1. Movement Workshop
Experience a participatory movement workshop offering activities geared toward empowering survivors of intimate partner violence. No dance background is necessary

2. Creative Healing Workshop
Use art materials that explore how the artistic process is used to express thoughts, feelings and memories with survivors

3. Mural Making Workshop
Create a mural and work on a performance project generated by group responses on the issue of intimate partner violence

4. Creative Writing Workshop
Learn about how writing strategies can be used to express the intricacies of intimate partner violence

Accessibility Notice: Gibney Dance Center is wheelchair accessible from a shared entrance with the NYC Department of Buildings on 280 Broadway, which requires a valid photo ID. If you require this or any other accommodations, such as ASL interpretation, please contact Heba Khalil at upon registration and no later than three business days prior to the event date.
This conference is made possible by the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Gibney Dance, Hi Arts, Steps to End Family Violence, Sanctuary for Families, and the Department of Cultural Affairs - emphasizing the vital relationship between public policy and creative community, and illustrating the impact of cultural funding and resources for all of New York City.

Register here.