We were honored to have the room filled with AWBW leaders from active programs such as: Domestic Abuse Center of Van Nuys, Rainbow Services, All Peoples Community Center, The Salvation Army Haven, the Upland Unified School District, Women’s Transitional Living Center, Su Casa and Juntos.
It was also very exciting to welcome additional agencies who joined the AWBW family for our evening of creativity and sharing: A Thousand Joys, Parents in Partnership, Dignity and Power Now, South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency, Richstone, Program for Torture Victims, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Central High School, Creative Interventions, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Journey Out.
The workshop was a rousing success! Attendees left with information, art supplies and beautiful images of their Touchstones artwork from the photo booth that was generously provided by Stark Entertainment. Keep an eye out for stories in future newsletters about the art, inspiration, transformation and connection that were ignited at the workshop. In the meantime, here are a few quotes from the evening’s art making participants:
“I so appreciated the safe space to express my creativity without censor or judgment.”
“The workshop helped me see that focus needs to be on me. Find myself. I have lived violence free for years, but have focused much of myself on helping others… time to focus on ME.”
“In the workshop I felt a profound sense of safety, connection, and self-healing in honoring feelings and needs that I never paid attention to.”
“Thank you for the workshop. It helps to know how creatively I can express myself and I hope to take that back to my participants to begin a new journey.”