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In recognition of DV Awareness month, Alianza, in partnership with the National Compadres Network and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, is having a national training entitled: Working with Men and Boys to End Domestic Violence. Advocates from New Mexico and various parts of the country will be attending. As part of our efforts, we want to help promote a few resources:
Olga Trujillo's book is out: The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder, which is Olga's courageous struggle to understand and overcome the psychological after effects of the extensive violence and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Today, Olga Trujillo is an attorney, speaker, and advocate for victims of domestic violence and child abuse. This memoir of triumph over the most devastating conditions will enlighten and inspire anyone whose life has been affected by violence, abuse, or trauma. If you haven't gotten your copy, they are available in hard copy at www.olgatrujillo.com (where you can get a signed copy), and in hard copy and ebook at New Harbinger Publications, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.
A film: Sin by Silence, a shocking look at domestic violence in America, and what happens when women fight back. From behind prison walls, a group of extraordinary women are shattering misconceptions of domestic violence. These women fought back and killed their abusers - and as a result, have received sentences ranging from decades to life, longer than some rapists and non-abuse murderers.
Sin by Silence will air on Monday, October 17, on Investigation Discovery (ID) at 8 pm EST. Check here for local listings. Download the Sin by Silence study guide PDF here. Watch the trailer from Sin by Silence here.
An important film that profiles Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA), the US prison system's first inmate initiated group and led by these incarcerated survivors, Sin by Silence is an essential resource featuring more than two hours of bonus materials, including interviews with experts on abusive relationships, law enforcement leaders and leaders in faith-based communities about domestic violence, and mo! re. With unprecedented access inside the California Institution for Women, this emotionally packed documentary tells the stories of courageous women who are fighting for justice for themselves and their sisters. Institutions can save 25% off the list price. To order, call 212.925.0606, x360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use code SINBY11. Offer expires 11/30/2011. Sorry, no web orders. US & Canada only.