Resilience News & Events

Teach-In and Letter Writing in Support of Chrystul Kizer 2/11/20

While Resilience works to assure that response by officers, investigators, prosecutors are trauma-informed and survivor-centered, we are also deeply committed to ensuring our work includes survivors who are criminalized and prosecuted for the actions they took in order to survive. Join us on February 11 as we host a teach-in and letter writing event to #FreeChrystulKizer. Please see event details and more information below:
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Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Training 3/25/20

**IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF MARCH 16, 2020: THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED.** 

As of March 16, this training has been postponed. We will keep our community and training registrants updated as information and guidance related to the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve. We are offering the exact same training on June 12 from 9:00AM–2:00PM. More information can be found here: https://resilience.salsalabs.org/PSHVEJune12th2020/index.html. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Candice Tindell, Training & Outreach Coordinator, at ctindell@ourresilience.org.

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Queer Survivors Support Group 1/22/20-4/1/20

**IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF 3/16/20: THIS SUPPORT GROUP HAS BEEN CANCELED**

As of March 16, this support group has been canceled. We will keep our community and training registrants updated as information and guidance related to the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your therapist or call the office at 312-443-9603.

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Letter Writing Event in Support of Patrick Johnson and Tewkunzi Green 1/14/20

The state of Illinois is currently imprisoning survivors of sexual violence, for actions they took for their own protection. We invite you to join us as we support Cabrini Green Legal Aid and Love & Protect in campaigning for the clemency of two imprisoned survivors: Patrick Johnson and Tewkunzi Green. It is incredibly important to highlight the widespread community support for their release. We ask that you join us in writing letters of support. Please see below for details about upcoming letter writing events at Westside Justice Center, CGLA, and Resilience as well as more information about how you can send letters of support:
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Resilience on the Rick Kogan Show 1/5/20

Resilience was mentioned on After Hours W/ Rick Kogan on January 5, 2020, in a segment about an upcoming discussion of Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning taking place at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Resilience will have a table at the event and will provide safe people for audience members who may need support during the discussion. Event details are below. To listen to the full show, click here: //wgnradio.com/2020/01/05/after-hours-w-rick-kogan-01-05-19-museum-of-broadcast-communications-upcoming-discussion-on-r-kelly-and-former-director-tells-all-about-his-recent-book/.

Surviving R. Kelly – A Discussion about the Lifetime Documentary
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Museum of Broadcast Communications
360 N State St. Chicago, IL 60654

Surviving R. Kelly – A Discussion about the Lifetime Documentary with Jim DeRogatis (WBEZ) & Mary Mitchell (Sun-Times). Moderated by Maudlyne Ihejirika (Sun-Times). Copies of Mr. DeRogatis’ book “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” will be available for purchase at the event.