Final showing of “A View from the Shadows: Child Sexual Abuse” video at Sam Lena- South Tucson Branch library on Friday, November 5 at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA), a member of the Arizona’s Children Association Family of Agencies. The library is at 1607 S.6th Avenue, south of 22nd Street.
“Carmen and Soledad were both sexually abused as children by family members. Now, as adults,they share their stories.”
They are inviting members of the community to participate in this video presentation/free event, which has been showing at 7 other libraries in October. Q & A following this 20 minute bilingual video.
More info call: Etty Collins, Su Voz Vale Community Educator, 520-434-0195.
SACASA website: www.sacasa.org.
I found out about this video series at the public libraries at the art show opening of The Healing Mask (“La Mascara Sandora”) at 4444 E. Grant Rd., Suite 113. Local artist Cathie Jo Buhlert worked with clients at the Su Voz Vale Program of the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault “to express their feelings about the trauma of sexual assault.” These extremely creative masks (made from all types of materials) were very cathartic for the sexual assault victims (female & male), who also wrote poignant pieces of prose or poetry to accompany their masks.
To view some of the masks, click here for the flyer (English version).
Join them for a Dia de Los Muertos closing celebration tonight November 2, at this art show, 6 to 9 p.m. Suite 113 at 4444 E. Grant Road is between Columbus and Swan, on the south side of Grant.
At the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) it is our mission to reduce the trauma and incidence of sexual assault by providing treatment and promoting prevention of sexual abuse, incest, molestation and rape. We provide a safe place for survivors to gain strength, learn coping skills, and develop trusting, caring relationships.