Trauma-Informed Community Development & Through Womens’s Eyes Film Festival Peace & Justice 9am 2/26/20

Written by on February 24, 2020

This Wednesday, February 26th at 9am, our first guests will be Andrea ‘Andy’ Blanch of the Center for Religious Tolerance and Father Paul Abernathy, CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project. Father Abernathy leads Trauma-Informed Community Development in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA. He is giving a talk “Building A Community of Hope and Healing” at Selby Gardens this Tuesday evening, February 25 at 6pm. Admission is free. Click HERE to RSVP.

“As informed by the lived experience of trauma, both personal and collective, Trauma-Informed Community Development is a framework that establishes and promotes resilient healing and healthy communities so that people can be healthy enough to sustain opportunity and realize their potential.” 

SRQ Strong is bringing nationally-recognized trauma expert Rev. Paul Abernathy, CEO of Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Resilience Project, to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Community Room on February 25, from 6 to 7:30 pm, for a community presentation, “Building a Community of Hope and Healing; Addressing Trauma, Building Resilience.”

Rev. Abernathy, whose work is informed by both a personal and collective experience of trauma, will discuss the framework he has developed in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to promote resilient and healthy neighborhoods by creating opportunities and support for residents to reach their full potential. To learn more about his work, you can view his latest video at https://youtu.be/hstV63MVVDg. Click HERE to reserve a seat.

On the second half of our show our guests Chris Martin and Scott Osborne talking about the Through Womens’ Eyes International Film Festival sponsored by UN Women USA, Gulf Coast Chapter. It’s coming to Sarasota March 6-8. For several years is was a part of the Sarasota Film Festival, but this year it’s a separate event, starting out at Burns Court and then moving to Regal Hollywood on Main Street. A list of films is HERE. And check out Scott’s recommended reading list HERE.


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