LaFASA Chat/Text Helpline Volunteer Informational Meet-up
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
6:00p.m. - 6:30p.m. via Zoom
The Helpline needs volunteers in 2024. This informational will be via zoom to give more details about what is entailed when volunteering with the chatline. Courtney is the Chatline Coordinator and will be available to answer any questions that come up during this zoom gathering. A link to join will be provided in January and will be found on the LaFASA website. For questions contact Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaFASA Chat/Text Helpline Support Specialist Training
The Helpline seeks to add more support specialists to the already established cohort. This is a great opportunity for anyone working or studying in social / human science professions or curriculums. The training is self-paced aside of four live sessions once a week for four weeks. The next training will start the second half of January. More details will be established after the new year. If you have questions consider attending the Informational above or you can contact Courtney at email@example.com.
Take Back The Night in Alexandria
Location: Beyond Fitness Gym 5615 Jackson St, Alexandria, LA 71303
Date: December 10, 2023 5pm-7pm
You are invited to our candlelight ceremony. STAR Alexandria and the Family Justice Center will be co-hosts at the event. Supporters are invited to also walk around the track as a symbolic gesture as well as attend a yoga session. There will be a survivor's story speak out at the event. If you would like to have your story heard, we want to be your platform. We admire your strength and bravery. Feel free to share only what you are comfortable sharing.
If you would prefer, you can have your story read. You can submit anonymously where it will be read aloud on your behalf or include your phone number and email address if you would like to personally read it aloud at the event.
Use the link to submit your name if you'd like to attend and speak or submit your story if you'd like it read.
She Said Private Viewing
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 • 2:00 p.m - 4:15 p.m.
Event Location: LaFASA office or virtually via a private link
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LaFASA is planning to watch the movie She Said. The film is a biopic depicting real life Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor and their New York Times investigation that exposed Harvey Weinstein's history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women, which eventually led to his conviction. Rated R
This will be a PRIVATE viewing and is limited to only 25 people. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE REGISTER HERE.
Once registered, there will be a link provided to watch virtually. The movie is 129 minutes. Because registration is limited, we ask that only those who can watch the full movie participate. Thank you, we appreciate your cooperation.
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LaFASA Book Club
Discussion of the book "Grabbed."
This event can be found on our YouTube page.
The editors of this gender-inclusive anthology asked writers and poets to contribute pieces about what being “grabbed” means to each of them. The result is a collection of emotional works in prose and poetry addressing a range of injustices including all forms of sexual misconduct—from an unwanted caress to rape. The writers represented here, some very well known, such as Rita Dove, Jericho Brown, Eileen Myles, Ana Menendez, and Sapphire, as well as some newer voices not yet fully discovered, have mined their collective experiences to reveal their most vulnerable moments, and in some cases, to narrate moments that they have had previously been unwilling or unable to speak of. What results is a collection of emotional, hard-hitting pieces that speak to the aftermath of violation—whether mental, emotional, or physical.
There are no upcoming conferences at this time.
More Training and Events
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
NCDSV operates as a national hub and is a great resource for information about upcoming trainings! They collaborate with local, state and federal agencies; state and national organizations; educators, researchers, faith community leaders, media, community leaders, elected officials, policymakers, and all branches of the military.