When: Thursday, May 7th from 8:30am to 4:30pm Where: Carmen’s Banquet Centre – 1520 Stone Church Road – Hamilton, ONCost: Before March 2nd – $40. After March 2nd – $50.
Who: Everyone who is interested in learning more skills to offer trauma informed support is invited. Material covered at Survive to Thrive will be especially important to helping professionals who are working with folks living with developmental disabilities as well as helping professionals working to end violence against women.Continue reading
Hamilton musicians Lee Reed and Mother Tareka are organizing a fundraiser for SACHA – Songs for SACHA.
When: Friday, January 30th – Doors at 9pm Where: This Ain’t Hollywood – 345 James Street North Cost: $5-$20 Sliding Scale – 100% of proceeds go to SACHA Who: The Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band, Haolin Munk, Amber Edgar, Neisha New Era, Lee Reed, Mother Tareka & The Rebel Funktion
We got a chance to chat with Lee Reed, MC, poet, writer, educator, and agitator, about the show.
What inspired you to organize a benefit show for SACHA?
It was this past fall. Late October, if memory serves me right. Mother Tareka and I had been meeting regularly, working on some songwriting. One night, about a week after the Jian Ghomeshi story had broken – the media was abuzz with whatever details were available at the time; people were rushing to Ghomeshi’s defence and arguing in pubs, at dinner tables, and online, questioning the validity of the victim’s claims.Continue reading
Why is participating in SACHA’s Chocolate Fest important to Beanermunky Chocolate.
First and foremost, it is to be a part of SACHA’s fundraising event. Sexual assault has probably affected each of us, or someone close to us, at some time or in some way. Secondly, it is an excellent way for a food business such as ours to be experienced by a large group of people. The opportunity to speak “one on one” with our customers and have them sample our decadent chocolate is a great marketing tool!Continue reading
Have you used any of SACHA’s services – Counselling and Advocacy, Diverse Communities Outreach, or 24 Hour Support Line?
A national news network is making a short video segment about the impact of sexual assault and how SACHA supports survivors.
If you are interested in taking part and talking about how SACHA has been a part of your healing please contact Erin Crickett, SACHA’s Public Education Coordinator – 905.525.4573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased that two former SACHA service users are already participating. We are looking for one more person to share their story. SACHA hopes to highlight the experience of a diverse group of survivors, especially survivors who have been marginalized or faced barriers.
We are able to offer support around growing media skills.
As an avid rock climber, I always felt comfortable enough in climbing gyms. I would go with both guy and girl friends and on my own, was happy to make friends with other climbers, and never felt overtly discriminated against. Occasionally I would have to put up with others, usually male, giving patronizing tips I hadn’t asked for and didn’t want or trying to engage me in conversations that made me feel uncomfortable.
Then my bouldering gym started a women’s only time, adding a couple extra reserved hours onto their schedule.
Intrigued, my female friend and I went and found something in that space that we hadn’t realized we were missing. Women at all levels of climbing were cheering each other on, there were baked treats, and even the music was female-fronted. The biggest wall, usually overrun by the stronger male climbers, was being climbed by women who said they’d never felt comfortable trying it when the largely male clientele were showing off their skills one after another.Continue reading