Healing Arts Workshop: Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction Writing @ Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

STAR is hosting the first installment of our Healing Arts Series on Saturday, November 22nd. The Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop will be facilitated by Laura Mullen, a published author and LSU English professor, who will guide participants through transformative writing techniques and create a space in which individuals may come to celebrate and honor the artist/writer within.

Register online here

The workshop is open to survivors of sexual trauma who are interested in exploring writing as a form of healing. Participants will be given an opportunity to share their work at STAR’s “Shine the Light” event in April 2015.

This workshop is provided at no cost. Registration is required; space is limited. Click here to learn more about our Healing Arts Series.

This program is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.

Shine the Light @ East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shine the Light is an event hosted collaboratively by Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) and HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two (HAART).

STAR’s mission is to provide support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, and engage and mobilize the community to prevent sexual trauma.

HAART’s mission is to improve our community through health and wellness education, and the provision of comprehensive quality services.

The event will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, and is FREE and open to the public.

Doors open at 6:00pm and the program is scheduled to run from 6:30-8:30pm.

This event serves to:

  • Promote and educate about the importance of healthy sexuality and sexual health
  • Provide a safe space to support and empower those affected by sexual trauma and/or HIV/AIDS and other STIs
  • Show the linkage between unhealthy or abusive relationships, sexual trauma, and STI transmission
  • Provide a space where participants can openly discuss stigma, victim-blaming, and shaming

Individuals can participate in three ways: