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Symposium of Women’s Issues

United States > Colorado Springs > 1945 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, CO > 2016-02-13 > 01:00 pm

About The Event

Bringing greater awareness to the issues of sexual abuse and assault against women & girls, and empowering them to speak out and seek help. Key Presenters: Sarah L. Blum, ARNP, is a decorated Vietnam veteran who earned the Army Commendation Medal serving as an operating room nurse at the 12th Evacuation Hospital Cu Chi, Vietnam during the height of the fighting in 1967. Ms. Blum is the author of Women Under Fire, Abuse in the Military. Her website is http://womenunderfire.net Afrah Caraballo, MSW, LCSW, is President of Family R.O.C.S., an organization committed to the mental, emotional and spiritual health and well being of individuals and their families. Ms. Caraballo is the author of Post-Traumatic Stress Derailment, A Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Getting Back on Track. Ms. Caraballo will speak about the increase in human trafficking in our community and the impact of these crimes. Her website is at http://www.familyrocs.com This important Event will include a Panel Discussion with Ms. Blum, Ms. Caraballo, local Women’s and Victims’ Advocates, Community Leaders, and Ministers. Don’t miss out on this important and informative Symposium! Men are welcome. Join Red Mountain Drums from 6:30pm -8:30pm at Unity for drumming, dance and song! For additional information and to reserve your space for this event, contact Unity spiritual Center in the Rockies at 719-471-4556. Symposium fee $30.

About The Organization

Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies and Red Mountain Drums

Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies: Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies is affiliated with a worldwide movement committed to helping people by providing tools and teachings that support a progressive, holistic and practical spiritual life. The Unity movement was founded in 1889 by Myrtle and Charles Fillmore as a healing ministry. Although its philosophical and cultural roots are based in Christianity, it is not limited by these roots. The Fillmore's studied Buddhism, Theosophy, Hinduism, and Rosicrucianism, as well as Christianity and other spiritual traditions. As a result, Unity respects and honors the perennial wisdom and universal truths found in all the World's religions. Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies was founded in 1922 and comprises a diverse and energetic community of people willing to explore not only how we are alike, but also how we differ. In our differences, we are a garden of many colors, ages, faith traditions and lifestyles.
Red Mountain Drums hosts Mother Drum Circle, Intentional Drumming in Colorado Springs, CO. Drumming connects us with our bones, our heartbeats, and our natural rhythms. The Drum acts as a mediator between the drummer and the spirits, between space and time, power and people. The drum acts as a channel, a method of centering and projecting the attention into areas of consciousness that in normal life are unobtainable. People have been drumming for thousands of years. Drumming calls to our souls, echoes our heartbeats and fills us with a sense of peace. When we gather to drum with intention, it is not just for our personal healing, but also for the healing and well-being of all living things. We unite in one common rhythm and create a model by which to live. We embrace our diversity and uniqueness and yet are able to celebrate, sing, dance and delight in our togetherness. It is purposeful and sacred indeed.

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