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February 2018

****RESCHEDULED**** Cultural Conversations: From Community Trauma and Division to Hope and Action

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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Free, but register in advance on Eventbrite. From political divisions that divide families to mass shootings that devastate our sense of peace, what traumas and divisions hold us back from creating more connected, kinder communities? And how do we move forward in the wake of events that shatter our hope and connection? Join Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Sen. José Menéndez in exploring the topic during our fourth iteration of Cultural Conversations, a dialogue event intended to promote tolerance, celebrate diversity…

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Shine: A Night to Shine Light on the School to Prison Pipeline

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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SA Heals is taking another step in faith and hosting SHINE. We are hoping to bring awareness and action to help create a better future for the kids facing challenges in our schools and in our country. One of these challenges is known as the “School to Prison Pipeline,” which emphasizes how a school can increase the likelihood of a child eventually becoming a part of the prison system, by, instead of providing additional educational and counseling services, focusing more…

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Working Together, Building Digitally Inclusive Communities

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wheatley Community School, SAISD, 415 Gabriel
San Antonio, TX 78202 United States
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What are Digitally Inclusive Communities? To answer that local leaders, Internet service providers, and organizations have been exploring ways to bridge San Antonio's digital divide. Digital Inclusion brings together resources, high speed internet access, digital literacy tools and training in order to promote success throughout our communities for all individuals navigating and participating in the digital universe. To ensure all San Antonians and neighborhoods have the Internet speeds and connections needed for civic participation, employment opportunities, lifelong learning, and critical…

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Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma with Janina Fisher, Ph.D

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, 78216 United States
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Neuroscience research has established why it is that trauma results in a fragmented narrative along with a ‘living legacy’ of enduring effects. We now know that the survival responses that preserve life and integrity under threat do not diminish once safety is obtained. Meant to warn us of impending danger, these easily re-activated survival responses continue to re-evoke the events of long ago. The evolution of new neurobiologically-informed treatments offers new, hopeful answers to the aftermath of trauma and neglect:…

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Theater: Room for All–A One Act Play by Tova Rubin, PhD, Reading/Performance

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pearl Studio, 200 E. Grayson
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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Dr. Tova Rubin has created a one-act play that highlights a fascinating approach to understanding therapy. The therapist in this uniquely-told story tries to help her client make sense of her anxiety and depression! Dr. Rubin delves deep into the therapy process and provides a window into the world outside the therapy room as well. Our protagonist, Samantha, with the guidance of her therapist, Dr. Blum, struggles to integrate the various parts of herself that were shattered by traumatic events…

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