Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event

Monday, April 24, 12-1 pm, AD Bruce Religion Center Atrium
The Journey of the Religious or Spiritual Survivor of Sexual Assault

On Monday, the AD Bruce Religion Center, in partnership with UH Wellness, will host a lunch time panel and discussion exploring the intersection of religion/spirituality through the lens of reconciliation and shame.  Our panelists include The Rev. Glenice Robinson-Como of Christ Church Cathedral, Candice Holloway, LCSW, and Imam Daniel Hernandez of the Pearland Islamic Center.  The Rev. Eileen O’Brien and Verna Johnson of  the UH School of Social Work will facilitate a conversation with these panelists within a safe and open setting.

If you come to this event, you can expect some real talk about a tough subject with clergy from different traditions.  Faith communities have a sacred responsibility to provide loving and compassionate support to those who are vulnerable and wounded, and they can be places of healing on the long journey that faces the survivor of sexual assault.  Our panelists will discuss issues related to combatting stigma and shame, crisis care for survivors of sexual assault, and the types of long-term care a faith community might provide for those suffering from this type of trauma.  Bring your questions, and join the conversation.


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