Giving Voice- EmpowerSurvivors 2017 Conference is a event put on by adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It is our belief and hope that coming together as a supporting survivor family and community we can give voice to the pandemic crime of sexual abuse and find ways to lower the statistics that say 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18 by someone they know and trust. Survivors need not be silenced. Come join us for our 2nd annual conference! Can't wait to see old friends and meet new ones. We can do so much more together - we are a survivor family!
Giving Voice - EmpowerSurvivors 2017 conference is also for our community. It is important that we come together as a community to learn ways to keep our communities safe. Childhood sexual abuse isn't an easy topic but it is up to us adults to find ways to protect our children, prevent sexual abuse and when prevention fails to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse.Come join us to learn , laugh and break the silence of abuse!
Please join us Saturday ,November 11, 2017 to come together, support survivors on their healing journeys, learn as a community , and meet new friends! Every year we hope to improve our conference so come join us and help us make this an even better conference and bigger voice!
*** Schedule Subject To Change As Event Draws Near!*****
Day of Event -
* 8:30am - Registration/Coffee and social
* 9:00 am - Conference starts! Greetings
EmpowerSurvivors,Founder Elizabeth Sullivan ,
What is EmpowerSurvivors? Bringing survivors together to recieve support, learn and heal.
* 9:20am First Speaker - TBD
* 10:30am Keynote Speaker : Mike Pisterino
Mike Pisterino is not afraid to discuss childhood sexual abuse. Mike will blow up the stage with his dynamic speaking and the telling of his own personal story of childhood sexual abuse. Mike shows us all how it is possible to move from victim, to survivor, to thriver!See his bio by visting his website at http://mikepistorino.us/about/mikes-bio/ .Mike is one survivor you won't want to miss
* 12:00pm Lunch/ Vendor Tables
Every event ticket includes a lunch! Enjoy eating, good conversation and checking out our local vendors :)
* 12:45 pm Panel Discussion Q and A
Join us for a panel discussion where YOU bring the topics and questions! This panel is made up of local survivors that aim to bring voice to childhood sexual abuse, educate, and help to prevent this crime that happens to so many children.
* Close Where do we go from here? How do we create a movement of change, come together as survivors, and what's coming in 2018!
What can I bring into the event?
We ask that only service dogs be brought to event. If a dog is barking, not trained , jumping on guests, or not wearing a vest identifying that it is truly a service dog,etc it will be asked to be removed.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact : Elizabeth Sullivan by email at EmpowerSurvivors@gmail.com or
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, It will help with processing your registration.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Can I be a vendor at this year's event?
Why Yes You Can ! We LOVE having vendors at our conference and if you are interested in being a vendor please contact EmpowerSurvivors at 651-300-9180 or email EmpowerSurvivors@gmail.com. This year's vendor fee is $100.00. Vendor fee includes 1 table, 1 ticket into event, and 1 lunch. Call today to see how you can be a vendor at this year's event!