B.Y.O.S. Tickets (bring your own supplies) now available!
Join us October 2nd-4th for three art workshops facilitated live, a special presentation on “Healing the Trauma of Covid-19” with guest speaker Dr. Brenda Ingram, and more. B.Y.O.S. Tickets ($60) include access to recordings post-event.
You can also still order copies of our special children’s “A Book About Me” ($20), or make a donation toward this event, by clicking here.
Why B.Y.O.S. Tickets?
Though we sold out of Window of Resilience Boxes with art supplies, we still want to give you an opportunity to reconnect with yourself through creating art in the comfort of your home. To be as accessible as possible, all of AWBW’s workshops are designed so that they can be done with simple supplies — the process of creating is the art! So grab a pen, paper, or any other art materials you have on hand, to participate in the creation portion of this unique event. No artistic skills needed to participate!
Presented by Elisa Perlman, and made possible by our corporate and individual sponsors, proceeds from Home Is Where the Art Is will directly benefit thousands of trauma survivors across the country through the training and support of Windows Facilitators at partner organizations.
Friday, October 2nd, 6-7:30pm PT
AWBW Workshop: A Moment in Time
What is a moment in your life when you were happy? During this workshop, you have the opportunity to create a photo frame decorated with elements that remind you of the joy you have experienced.
Honoree: Eunice Vargas for “Uplifting Voices”
Facilitating workshops since 2012, Eunice Vargas works with children in local schools, pregnant and parenting teens, and survivors of domestic violence, among others. She adeptly creates and holds spaces that allow her participants’ voices to be heard, honored, and acknowledged, often for the first time.
Hosted by Zachery Scott, AWBW Executive Director
Art Workshop Facilitation by Starla Porter
Prototypes; AWBW Board Member; Windows Facilitator since 2017
Live Music by Vee Sonnets
Blends a variety of eras and genres, including soul, jazz, rock, pop, andclassical to create improvisational themes on both keyboard and guitar.
Saturday, October 3rd, 11am-12:30pm PT
AWBW Workshop: Permission Canvas
Do you sometimes feel you’ve lost sight of something you want to be focusing on in life? During this workshop, you are invited to give yourself permission to do something new, or let go of something that may be getting in your way.
Honoree: babs Mayer for “Rooting Resilience”
Trained as a Windows Facilitator in 2013, babs Mayer has worked with both domestic violence and breast cancer survivors. Mindfully tending to the needs of her participants, she helps their roots grow, supporting them in connecting to their personal strength and inner wisdom as they work toward healing.
Hosted by AWBW Board of Directors
Stacia Kato (Chair); Nicole Kelsey; Sunny Cho; Starla Porter; Sherisa Dahlgren, LMFT
Art Workshop Facilitation by
Program Director, AWBW; Windows Facilitator since 2010
& Christy Turek Rials
Program Manager, AWBW; Windows Facilitator since 2005
Live Music by Albino Mbie
Incorporates his musical experiences from Mozambique, the U.S., and many other places, creating a unique Marrabenta, nikatche, Afro-Pop, and Moz-Jazz sound.
Sunday, October 4th, 5-6:30pm PT
AWBW Workshop: Conversation Hearts
Do you know what it’s like to need an extra boost to get through your day? During this workshop, you can create special wooden heart magnets with inspiring messages — one for you and one for someone else.
Honoree: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris for “Transforming Trauma”
As California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is introducing and advancing reforms that address the impacts of childhood trauma on long-term physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Her work is crucial in both reducing the prevalence of trauma and transforming how it is recognized and treated.
Hosted by Cathy Salser, AWBW Founder & 30th Anniversary Organizer
“Healing the Trauma of Covid-19” with Dr. Brenda Ingram, EdD, LCSW
Director, Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services in Student Health at USC
Art Workshop Facilitation by Gio Martinez
Human Services Association; Windows Facilitator since 2002
Live Sound Bath by Gabe Harris & Bodhi of The Living Room Collective
Creates immersive sound journeys incorporating crystals, tibetan bowls, gongs, flutes, and vocals that can induce feelings of deep relaxation, wellness, and oneness.
Recorded videos will be available post-event to all those who purchased tickets.
Art Supply Sponsors
AWBW Board of Directors
Robin Rea Scarborough
Kevin and Katie Cordano
Madeleine and Dennis Durkin
Kelley Mobley and Maureen Gant
Nellie and Paul Newman
Adrianne and Robert Zarnegin
Raul and Gerdi Alvarado
Michael and Rosalie Gotz
Raquel and Bert Lewitt
Longo Toyota/Longo Lexus
Joy and Robert Penner
Zachery Scott and Lior Hillel