One Billion Rising is the bold vision and revolutionary campaign created by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, to bring together One Billion people to rise and dance on Valentine’s Day all over the world to demand an end…
The 30th Anniversary Celebration of The Domestic Violence Service Center
Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, PA, September 28, 2006 – 8:00 pm
Keynote Speech: 30 Years – Service and Remembrance
1. The pioneering work of the members of the Domestic Violence Service Center of Luzerne and Carbon counties, and
2. The lives of individuals lost in domestic violence homicides in both counties as exhibited by The Empty Place at The Table Display.
Religious Resources and Roadblocks to Ending Violence Against Women
Montrose Bible Conference, Montrose, PA. September 26, 2006
From Fragmentation to Wholeness: Spiritual Practice as a Means of Healing
Concluding speaker, combining speech and performance of original poetry, presented to 130 religious and spiritual leaders from four counties in Pennsylvania identifying:
1. My healing from domestic and sexual violence as a spiritual process, and
2. The need for spiritual and religious leaders to unify efforts to address the spiritual needs of victims and survivors within their congregations.
Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) 2006 Summer Writer’s Series
The Harwood Museum, Ledoux Street, Taos, NM, July 28, 2006 – 7:00 pm
Featured poet, along with singer/songwriter Susan Berman and poet Michelle Holland, for Joint Benefit for SOMOS and Community Against Violence at The Harwood Museum of Art.
Featured Poet-In-Residence of The Harwood Museum of Art Reading
The Harwood Museum, Ledoux Street, Taos, NM, July 2006 – 7:00 pm
Featured poetry reading of collection of poems that I worked on during my Poet-In-Residence stay with the Harwood Museum during the months from May through November of 2006.
KTAOS Solar-Powered Radio Station
Taos, NM, July 2006
Guest poet with Magdelene Smith, Curator of Spirit of The Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) 2006 Summer Writer’s Series, to promote fundraising performance event to benefit both SOMOS and Community Against Violence.
KRZA Public Radio, Taos, NM, July 2006
Guest poet with Magdelene Smith, Curator of Spirit of The Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) 2006 Summer Writer’s Series, and composer/musician Paul Elwood to promote 2006 Summer Reading Series and Fundraising event.
Take Back The Night Rally and March
Penn State University, Steps of Old Main, April 19, 2006 – 6:00 pm
Final speaker/performer during the opening rally and Concluding speaker at end of evening events
Women’s Studies Graduate Organization Annual Conference: Art and Activism
Penn State University, 10 Sparks Building, April 1, 2006 – Noon
Keynote Speech: Art and Activism: Making Connections. (2006)