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All program survivors are invited to the SIA convention
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Re: All program survivors are invited to the SIA convention
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 09:29:46 PM »
Is anyone going to this convention?

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Re: All program survivors are invited to the SIA convention
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 08:31:28 AM »
They have over 90 people registered so far. It's completely free to all who want to attend, survivors as well as supporters. I wish I could make it, it looks like it's going to be really good.

Here's the agenda:
http://sia-convention.org/index.php/sia ... on-agenda/

Friday, February 24, 2012

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Registration /Mixer  Queen’s Salon

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Discussion Panel (What is Institutional child abuse, Federal Laws introduced, Media Awareness, What we can do)

10:00 pm to Midnight
Break out session and closing

Saturday, February, 25, 2012

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Opening Ceremonies, MC to discuss events for the day (Queen’s Salon)

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Breakfast

First Speaker: Alexia Parks
Are these TEENS really "The Worst of the Worst?

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Break chance to go to tables and ask questions Book signing etc.

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Movie screening: Over the GW

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Lunch

Second Speaker: Nick Gaglia
Brainwashing and raising awareness through film.

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Movie: Aaron Bacon

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Break

4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Janja Lalich
Re(form)ing the Self: The Impact and Consequences of Institutional Abuse

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Speaker: Mark Levine

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Dinner Break – no food served

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Dedication Ceremony (Deck of Queen Mary)

9:30 pm to midnight
Breakout sessions (Victoria Room)

Sunday, February 25, 2012

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Opening Ceremonies, MC to discuss events for the day (Queen’s Salon)

10:30 am to 11:00 am
Breakfast

Speaker: Mark Levine
What we learned from Breakout sessions

11:00 am to 12:30 am
SIA People’s Choice Awards

12:30 am to 1:00 pm
Closing
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SIA convention looks amazing, link to register
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 12:55:38 AM »
I read somewhere that this is the first annual convention, SIA wants to hold these every year. Be a part of history!

If you are planning on going to the SIA convention, you MUST register here:
http://sia-convention.org/index.php/reg/

They've lined up many great speakers, including:
Alexia Parks, author of American Gulag (not Jesusland like I originally posted)
Nick Gaglia, filmmaker, Over the GW, The Aaron Bacon Story
Mark Levine, radio host and advocate

Check the schedule for updates: http://sia-convention.org/index.php/sia ... ion-agenda

This is an exciting event to bring together survivors from all facilities, and their supporters.

Over 100 people have registered!
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Re: All program survivors are invited to the SIA convention
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Re: All program survivors are invited to the SIA convention
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 03:15:13 AM »
Thanks for the correction! I've edited my post above.
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Convention Focuses On Institutional Abuse
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 03:46:43 PM »
STARTS TOMORROW!! Register if you plan on attending.

http://www.gazettes.com/to_do/conventio ... 963f4.html

Convention Focuses On Institutional Abuse

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:15 am | Updated: 3:58 pm, Tue Feb 21, 2012.

By Jonathan Van Dyke
Staff Writer | 1 comment

Society's pillars - its institutions - are not immune to its horrors.

This is a fact that in some ways helped form Survivors of Institutional Abuse, which is committed to increasing "national awareness about these deceptively practicing, indoctrinating, exploitive, mentally/physically/sexually abusive and spiritually harmful facilities." Not every institution is bad, but many times victims of such abuse have little idea where to go to get help, organizers said.

"It was formed based on a need from survivors of institutional abuse," said Jodi Hobbs, founder and president of SIA.

The abuse could come from any number of cultural institutions like church, school, juvenile hall, foster care or residential treatment.

"I am actually a survivor myself, and in my research to try and find help for myself, there just wasn't much help out there," Hobbs said.

SIA will host its first major event this weekend at the Queen Mary, which is free to the public but requires preregistration. The theme of the event is United With One Voice. Together We Are Strong.

Hobbs said her search for help and answers allowed her to encounter others who had been effected by institutional abuse. She found several other social networking groups that had the same goals as she did - eventually she formed SIA to try and bring all the disparate groups and resources together under one umbrella.

"We kind of went on this journey alone," she said. "But we discovered it was better to do this together.

The weekend's event will bring panels, movies and speakers onto the Queen Mary in order to discuss the many different topics that touch upon institutional abuse.

"This is the first one of its kind ever - it's kind of a history-making event," Hobbs said. "We're looking to help through actions like mentorship and we want to help through the journey of healing."

Generally, the people who come to SIA for help have been adults who still are dealing with the issues that an institution put them through as a child, Hobbs said.

"They're the children who lived through it and now they're adults trying to find their way, and we want to help them do that," she added.

The weekend event will include movie screenings, several speaker panels, a dedication ceremony and the SIA People's Choice Awards. Hobbs said the choice of using the Queen Mary was an obvious one for her.

"Water is very healing and calming," she said. "We wanted this to be by the beach. The Queen Mary kind of provides that perfect atmosphere."

SIA is a nonprofit group and Hobbs said it tries to cater its counseling and help to people based on individual needs of each personal story. The convention website www.sia-convention.org has a complete agenda and people can preregister there. The website www.sia-now.org has more information on the organization itself.

 

WHAT: Survivors of Institutional Abuse Convention

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26 (varying times)

WHERE: Queen Mary

COST: Free (require preregister)
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Re: All program survivors are invited to the SIA convention
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 08:48:38 PM »
I attended the convention, and it was a really great experience.

I have a thousand things to say about it, but for the time being I'll just say:

Next year, we're marching on Washington.
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