Art / Law / Science / Community Against Violence Event

Sunday, June 26 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM [EDT]

980, West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15226, United States

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SCIENCE AGAINST VIOLENCE Roundtable Discussion – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Second Floor, Box Theater. Partial Approval - Free

Recent scientific studies show how our brain processes trauma and what helps us heal. Join a fascinating discussion between Svetlana Trofimova, a PA at the UPMC department of neurosurgery, and Yang Cai, a CMU Professor and a celebrated author on the subject of stress, trauma, violence, grief, healing and resilience and learn where violence comes from, and what we can do to make ourselves and others stronger and better. Both presenters are also artists and will speak on the science of art wellness.

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COMMUNITY AGAINST VIOLENCE Empowering Workshop with Deneen Joyner – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Second Floor, Box Theater. Partial Approval - Free

Deneen Joyner is a nationally award-winning author, and retired social worker of over 18 years working with children and families in trauma. Today as an Ancestral Trauma Healer, she offers a unique approach to how others can examine their inherited DNA surrounding emotional pain using her ancestor’s ancient indigenous practices in soul healing. This spiritual workshop will activate curiosity, motivation, and openness of naturally relying on intuition as spiritual guidance for living and to navigate safely from stressful and potentially harmful situations. Participants will learn what intuition is, why they may not be following it, how to know when they are using their intuition vs self-talk, and how to practice and strengthen using it consistently. Deneen charges hundreds of dollars for her workshops, but this event is free to you – a gift from Alina’s Light.

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COMMUNITY AGAINST VIOLENCE Helping Hand – 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Second Floor, Box Theater. Partial Approval - Free

You are never alone: we can stop violence and start healing together! Find out what community resources are available for victims of domestic violence and what Women's Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and other resources can offer. Even if you are not experiencing domestic violence yourself, you probably know someone who has or does. Learn what you can do to help! Also learn about grief coaching from Elly Sheykhet, and what support can be offered to those who lost their loved ones. Finally, hear from a domestic violence survivor and learn what she did to stay alive.

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ART AGAINST VIOLENCE Art Wellness Workshop – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. First Floor, Art Exhibit area. Partial Approval - Free

Learn Art Wellness techniques with an art therapy coach and a professional artist, and create your own unique work of art, designed to foster peace, tranquility and resilience during its creation and when placed on your wall or given as a gift. All supplies are provided, spaces are limited, please register in advance.

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Sunday, June 26 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM [EDT]

August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 980, Pittsburgh, PA, 15226, United States.

Join us for our two-day, multidisciplinary event and learn from experts of all backgrounds. This event focuses on diversity, art, and the importance of healing as a community. This event is free, but you must register for the workshops you would like to attend, as seats are limited and filling up fast!

Dates: June 26th – 27th
Times: Sunday 10am – 6pm, Monday 11am – 1:30pm
Location: August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
Address: 980 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Register for Sunday's workshops by making your selections above. If you are interested in attending the "LAW AGAINST VIOLENCE Alina’s Law Continuing Legal Education Event and Discussion" being held on Monday, July 27th, please click here to register.

You can learn more about all of the workshops and events on our website.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

- Alina's Light and the Skeykhet Family

Alina's Light

Alina’s Light is a charitable organization established in honor of Alina Sheykhet, whose life was tragically taken in a senseless act of violence in October of 2017. Alina was passionate about theater and performing arts, and she loved children and animals. The mission of Alina’s Light is to honor Alina’s legacy by raising awareness & promoting domestic violence education through outreach, scholarships & donations.

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