On Thursday, April 25, at its Third Annual Connecticut Women’s Conference, the Connecticut Women’s Alliance honored Susan Omilian as 2013 “Woman of Distinction” for her work helping women who have been abused move from victim to survivor to thriver!
This presentation, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Farmington Valley, will focus on providing a greater understanding of the nature and scope of domestic violence in Connecticut. The panel will offer prevention and intervention tips as well as tools on how communities and individuals can make a difference.
This awareness program is free and open to the public.
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To mark October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Susan Omilian, Author of The Thriver Workbook: Journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver! and Originator/Facilitator of My Avenging Angel Workshops™, will speak on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Also performing will be singer/songwriter Vanessa Stevens, creator of The Purple Song Project (purplesong.com), offering survivors of domestic violence hope, healing & awareness through song. Vanessa’s “violence recovery” music is included on The Thriver Workbook Companion CD.
The event is sponsored by Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, (safehavengw.org), a non-profit organizations that provides emergency shelter and free comprehensive support services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
This is a video from the World Shelter Conference that Susan Omilian attended from Monday February 27 to Thursday March 1st in Washington DC. On Tuesday, February 28, actress Reese Witherspoon handed out the Avon Foundation Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women. The conference brought 1400 people from 96 nations together to share global efforts to end violence against women. It was an inspiring gathering that made it clear that we need to not only get women out of abusive environment but get them thriving after abuse!
As a SPONSOR, a number of businesses and individuals are helping a community of women celebrate their journey of thriving after abuse by supporting the May 5th Thriver Spirit & Song Event featuring actress Meredith Baxter. They have made a commitment to end the long-term impact of abuse in the lives of women and children with their tax-deductible donation to CT-ALIVE. Thank you!
Dorothy A. Martin-Neville PhD, LLC
Horton, Shields & Knox, PC, Attorneys at Law
Law Offices of Pomeranz, Drayton & Stabnick LLC
It was a gathering of 1400 people — mostly women and a few brave men — for four days from February 27 to March 1st in Washington DC. It was the World Conference on Women’s Shelters sponsored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Global Network of Women’s Shelters.
What an amazing experience to meet women from all over the world who are doing this important work on ending violence against women! I was so inspired and honored to be with such a group.
The best part of the conference for me was the workshop on Cause of Death: Woman, a journalistic effort by three women from Sweden which features my niece Maggie’s story as well as the story of the My Avenging Angel Workshops™ and several of the survivors from the Archangel group including Vanessa. It was a great opportunity for us to spotlight our journey from victim to survivor to “thriver!”
Check out the videos and return to comment here.
We are thrivers indeed and word of our work to help women thrive is spreading worldwide!