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To Tell The Truth, 1999 events
Events, conferences, gatherings, meetings, seminars,
speeches, art displays, music performances, and rallies
for sexual assault survivors,
and often including those in the helping professions, and the general public
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ALABAMA To Top of Page
Hamilton area, NW Alabama: November 7, 1999, 2:00 p.m. An event to enable survivors of sexual assault
to speak out and break the silence. Each speaker-survivor will do a short introduction,
then there will be a breakdown into small groups within the auditorium.
Each speaker will then spend 20-30 minutes with a group and then move to a new
group, until each group has met with each speaker.
Confirmed speakers include
Contact Woodfin Gregg or visit the NAMH Web site for full details.
- Angie Burcham, survivor of incest in childhood, who has been speaking out for 10 years.
- Maureen Redler, survivor of sexual assault as an adult by a therapist. Ms. Redler does trainings with therapists regarding avoiding inappropriate relationships with clients.
She will also return to Hamilton, AL, for the April 2000 conference.
- Elden Owens, male survivor of childhood abuse by multiple relatives. A web site tells his story and those of other male survivors.
TTTT event history: 1998.
Northwest Alabama Mental Health
409 1st St SE
Hamilton, AL 35570
Email: Mr.Woodfin Gregg.
TTTT event history: 1998 now 1999.
See also the Web site of N.A.M.H.
Previous 1999 Event
N.A.M.H. also had hosted a one-day conference on Wednesday, April 7, 1999, called Breaking the Cycle of Abuse,
where Frank Fitzpatrick was the keynote speaker and one of the workshop presenters.
The site was Bevill State Community College in Hamilton.
The charge for the event was $15. Checks were payable to Breaking the Cycle
of Abuse, and sent to 409 1st Street SE, Hamilton, AL 35570.
Other presenters included -
Allison Black-Tortorigi of the Children's Trust Fund of Alabama,
Mary Cron and Rev. Bryan McIntyre of the Christian Ministry to Child Abuse Survivors,
Angie Burcham of Equal Opportunity for Challenged Persons,
Tory Hilton of the Alabama Coalition Against Rape, Inc.,
Rob Jackson of the Christian Alliance for Sexual Recovery,
Damon Nolin of the North Alabama Sex Offender Treatment Group, and
Jennifer Berry from the speakers bureau of Safeplace.
See the listing of their upcoming year 2000 "Breaking the Cycle" event under that year's listings.
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Sacramento/Davis area. November 7 1999, 1-5 p.m. At Davis Public Library, 315 14th St, Davis, CA 95616. (corner of 14th & B Streets)
Title: To Tell The Truth: How Can Parents Protect Their Children from Sexual Abuse?
There will be films and a speaker who will describe her family law court case,
in which her 3 children are forced to live with their identified sex abuser.
For more details, contact:
Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau
PO Box 1903
Davis, CA 95617
USA toll free phone: 800-441-7886
CONNECTICUT To Top of Page
Guilford, CT. October 2, 1999, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. No charge.
A light lunch will be provided, also free of charge.
Come share with other survivors at the Connecticut "To Tell The Truth" day. Please join Gail and friends for a day of "Breaking The Silence," and find networking opportunities, music, giving and receiving support, or sharing of a poem in a relaxed atmosphere.
Gail's husband wrote a song, produced it at a professional studio in Manhattan,
and that song, "Black," will be played back at the event. Free cassette copies will be available.
For information on attending and for directions, please phone Gail.
Gail's phone number does not accepted blocked calls, so first dial *82 (which disables caller ID blocking, for that one call),
wait for a dial tone, then dial Gail at 1-203-457-9394.
Respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All inquiries will be kept confidential.
If at all possible, please RSVP by September 20th.
FLORIDA To Top of Page
West Palm Beach area, November 7, 1999 or BEFORE!
Support and/or activism group forming. Peer to peer mutual support or political/legislative activism.
A free location for the group already has been donated.
Contact: Karen at 561-588-4686. (Calls are screened.)
MASSACHUSETTS To Top of Page
Boston, Thursday, November 4, 1999, 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
at University of Massachusetts, (Boston) Harbor Campus,
Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA. (At Wheatley Plaza Bldg, 4th floor)
Open to survivors, support persons, mental health professionals, the general public - and news media, [likely only for certain events.]
Free, but donations in advance would be helpful.
From NORTH of Boston: Take Interstate 93 South to Exit 15, go 1/4 mile on Columbia Rd to rotary, turn Right on the 1st exitway [of the rotary] onto Morrissey Boulevard; go 100 yards & bear Right onto Service Road [past the Boston Globe], go 1/2 mile to traffic light and go Left onto U. Mass. Drive and into the campus. Follow posted signs to the event.
From SOUTH of Boston: Take 95 North to Interstate 93 North towards Boston, take Exit 14 and turn Right at end of exit onto Morrissey Boulevard. Go 1 mile to traffic light and there turn Right onto U. Mass. Drive and into the U. Mass. campus. Follow posted signs to the event.
From WEST of Boston: Take the Mass. Turnpike eastward into Boston to Interstate 93 South, then follow directions above for "From the NORTH."
TTTT event history: 1998.
Contact Deborah Chambers, c/o U. Mass. Math Lab
Phone: 617-287-7159, leave message there for Debbie.
Email Debbie at U Mass, also.
Music, dance, art, and speakers will be featured. Contact Debbie for November details.
Also, contact Judy Parliman at 508-478-0164
Email Judy for interest in submitting art work, photos, personal pictures, poetry, etc.
MICHIGAN To Top of Page
Lapeer, November 7. 20 miles from Flint, Michigan.
Support or activism-for-change group meeting.
Helpers for organizing, and survivors of sexual abuse wishing to attend, should contact:
Beth McElroy-Kremm (survivor and therapist)
Nalo Therapy Center
PO Box 1004
Lapeer, MI 48446
Beth's office telephone: 810-667-4111
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Morristown, NJ, November 5, 1999, Friday, all day.
Local Motion: On Track to Prevent Child Abuse
Tracks for survivors and for all the helping professions. Two speakers and 19 workshops.
Register before October 31, 1999. To do so, call the Deirdre O'Brien Advocacy Center of Morris County, Inc. to get a brochure. Then send them the completed form and a check for $25 payable to Deirdre O'Brien Advocacy Center.
Objective: To start grassroots efforts throughout the communities of New Jersey, in order to promote reporting of child abuse.
- Plenary Speakers -
- Michael Pritchard, comedian, former police officer & social worker
- Ciro Scalera, Esq., Executive Director of the Association for Children of New Jersey.
- Selected Workshop Topics -
- Surviving abuse & incest
- Pilot programs to be replicated in NJ
- Megan's Law
- Medical evidence
- Promoting healthy families
- Better curriculum content for high schools
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PENNSYLVANIA To Top of Page
- Long Island region: 4th Annual To Tell The Truth Conference, Long Island Regional Conference for survivors of sexual abuse, supporters, educational, mental health & health care professionals.
November 6, 1999, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Smithtown, New York.
Smithtown Elementary School, Lawrence Avenue, Smithtown, NY. Call for registration brochure which contains directions.
Charges: $25 for the general public; $50 for mental health professionals.
Program in Brief:Keynote Performer - Terri Muuss, actor, singer, dancer, and playwright performs "Anatomy of a Doll."
Also: Laura A Ahearn conducts a "Speakout for Survivors."
Workshops for the general public and for professionals include
- Creativity: A Vehicle for Healing
- The Emotional Encyclopedia of Your Body Mind; A Gentle Adventure in Awareness for Sexual Abuse Survivors
- The Legal Issues of Sexual Abuse Survivors
- Surviving Recovery Together: Sexual Abuse Survivors and Their Partners
- Achieving Positive and Effective Health Care Experiences
- Megan's Law: Helping You to Identify Known Predatory Sex Offenders
- Open Forum for Male Survivors (reserved for men)
- Identification, Treatment, and Prevention of Compassion Fatigue in Mental Health Clinicians
- Clinical Treatment of sexually Abused Adolescents
- Integrating Ego State Therapy in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse Survivors
TTTT event history: 1996, 1997, 1998.(1998 had featured renowned harpist
Jennifer Holt as keynote speaker.
1997 speaker Frank Fitzpatrick;
1996 speaker Marilyn Van Derbur, incest survivor and former Miss America.)
Contact Partnerships for Survival regarding the event or their new newsletter
Phone: 516-265-3194 or Email to email@example.com
Contact the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County at
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See our year 2000 listing for the next To Tell The Truth event, scheduled for the first quarter of the year, organized by the Incest Awareness Foundation.
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- New Paltz, NY. November 1999. At SUNY (State University of New York at New Paltz)
For details about this November 1999 event, contact
at telephone 914-257-2920. (The BEST option for contact is to call them. This is the phone for the Counseling Center at SUNY New Paltz, VLC Room 110, 75 S Manheim Blvd, New Paltz, NY 12561)
An earlier (PAST) event this year was also held at SUNY, New Paltz. March 14, 1999, 6-8 p.m. It was for the SUNY college community and New Paltz. (This had been rescheduled from November 1998) Survivors Speak Out With Their Sisters' Voices, Readings of anonymous personal accounts by pre-selected volunteers.
Contact person was Tracy Grant, Counseling Center, SUNY New Paltz
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- Buffalo, NY area. November 1999.
Those wishing to help organize or participate in the Buffalo area To Tell The Truth gathering should contact
Judy, at telephone 716-662-4868
the concept is for a small group gathering of about 20 people (and more or less than that is also fine!).
Walkathon at Valley Forge National Park, Pennsylvania, on November 7, 1999,
from 10 a.m. until 1.p.m.
SAFAR (Survivors and Advocates For Abuse Recovery) is holding it's second
annual Walkathon at Valley Forge National Park on November 7, 1999, in
conjunction with the national "To Tell The Truth" day. SAFAR is an
organization of concerned citizens - survivors, therapists and advocates -
from all walks of life committed to stopping the cycle of abuse by promoting and protecting the environment of healing. We welcome, and encourage your participation.
We will meet at the Betzwood Bridge Parking Lot at 10 a.m., and walk the Schuylkill River Trail for approximately 5 miles.
For more information about participating as a walker and/or as a sponsor,please call SAFAR at 610-696-4955.
See SAFAR's's Web Site
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Providence, RI area: Sunday, November 7, 1999, at Rhode Island College, Student Union building, Ballroom. Registration starts at 8 A.M. Events end at 4:30 P.M. Open to survivors, support persons, mental health professionals, and the general public.
Principal keynote speaker is Richard Hoffman, courageous survivor and author of Half the House.
Other keynotes include
Marcie Mitler, well-known therapist;
Professor Ross Cheit of Brown University, a traumatic amnesia researcher and survivor;
John Robitaille, an inspiring motivational speaker;
Lori Leydon-Rubenstein, a stress-management expert and the author of The Stress Management Handbook: Strategies for Health and Inner Peace; and
an Deputy Attorney General Gerald Coyne from the State of Rhode Island.
Two panels during the day will include Survivors, and Helping Professions.
Art and Photos
There will be an ongoing art display, photo display, and likely a slide show of art coordinated by Kate Huard. 1999 RI Event Details
Opening the day will be recording artist and accomplished singer Ed Gagne, himself a survivor.
Frank Fitzpatrick, survivor, activist, and co-founder of Survivor Connections, will briefly speak and perform one or two activist songs.
The emotionally powerful and musically wonderful Rhode Island Feminist Chorus will perform at the conclusion of the day.
Book sales, resource displays. Lunch and morning coffee on your own at Donovan Dining Center. No pre-registration. $30 at the door, (a badly-needed fundraiser for Survivor Connections (non-profit) and its national To Tell The Truth effort). Located at the Student Union Building's Ballroom, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island.
TTTT event history: 1994, 1995, 1998; in 1998 S.C. began to be coordinators/publicists for local organizers everywhere.
If necessary, contact:
Survivor Connections, Inc., The True Memory Foundation (registered trademark)
52 Lyndon Rd
Cranston, RI 02905 USA
TEXAS To Top of Page
November 7, 1999, Sunday, 2-7 P.M., University of Texas at Arlington (in Arlington Texas) 20 minutes from Dallas.
To Tell The Truth, Dallas/Arlington area, features a breaking-silence speech by survivor Sharyn Land, and break-out groups for Art Therapy and Self-Defence. Timothy Armstrong, the self-defence group leader, has a Black Belt in karate and is a certified self-defence instructor.
One other speaker, as yet unconfirmed, may also present.
The event is open to female and male survivors of sexual assault, to supportive individuals, and to people in the helping professions.
The fee of $15 for general admisssion or $5 for students with a student ID includes a snack and drink.
This To Tell The Truth event is organized by the publishers of D News, a new newsletter for those suffering from dissociative disorders, addictions, and abuse.
Please pre-register by phone, mail, or email to receive a map (quite necessary) and directions to the site on the U. of TX, Arlington campus.
Contact D News at PO Box 542921, Grand Prairie, TX 75054, or telephone (Ms.) Robbie at 972-467-9751.
Email to VanGoghNut@email.msn.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA To Top of Page
Washington, D.C. area, October 24, 1999, 1-5 p.m.
At Chevy Chase Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Plaza Level, Bethesda, Maryland.
For sexual assault survivors and those who wish to join the fight against sexual abuse.
Featuring plenary session speakers and music by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer,
folksingers and two-time Grammy nominees.
Cathy Fink is the co-founder and Board Chair of the Maryland Center for Assault Prevention.
Speakers and Events:
- Elizabeth J. Kates, Esquire, women's rights advocate, noted authority
on family law.
- Linda Spears, Child Welfare League of America
- Richard Lowenstein, M.D., psychiatrist and Medical Director, Trauma Disorders Program, Sheppard Pratt
- Display by D.C. Clothesline Project
Charges: $10 donation requested. $20 for those seeking CEU credits. (CEU credits for social workers pending)
TTTT event history: 1998.
PO Box 27958
Washington, DC 20038-7958
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