Call for Survivor Artists and Performers for Survivor Knights Philadelphia

Survivor Knights

We are seeking visual artists, speakers, storytellers, musicians, and other performing artists for a free event in Philadelphia co-sponsored by the North Carolina based arts community Survivor Knights and Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor.

Survivors of any kind of trauma, abuse, medical condition, or any other life challenge, are invited to display their visual art and/or to perform at Survivor Knights Philadelphia, Sunday afternoon, March 25th, 2018 at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. For driving and public transit directions to the Rotunda visit sexabusesurvivor.com/rotunda.

To participate, send photos of your visual art or audio/video of your story, poetry, music, performance piece, etc to askasurvivor@gmail.com. We will be accepting submissions until February 28th, 2018. Audio and video does not need to be professional quality. We just want to see/hear your work.

The Survivor Knights community is the brainchild of survivor and advocate Brian Cardoza, who is also the founder of the Broken Knee Club, a support and advocacy organization working to raise awareness about childhood sexual abuse.

We look forward to showcasing your visual and performance art. Only together can we survive. Your darkest moments may be the light to another.

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018

    Philadelphia, PA - Survivor Knights Art Show & Performance

    12pm Doors / 2pm Speakers and Performers

    Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Free Admission (NO TICKET NEEDED)

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    Survivor Knights

    Survivors of all kinds share their visual art, stories, and performance art at a free event designed to bring the community together in mutual support. If you are a survivor who wants to display art, speak or perform at this event go here for details: Call for Survivor Artists and Performers.

    Featured artists, performers and speakers will include: Survivor Artist Charlene Lutz (Muse Gallery Artists); Survivor Artist Tamara Lyn; Survivor, Advocate & Musician Michael Skinner; Survivor, Artist, Activist Kathryn Wylde (My Story is Not Rated G); Survivor & Advocate, Speaker, Creative Leslie Peters RN; Survivor & Advocate Bonnell Williams; Survivor & Theatre Artist Michael Broussard (Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor); Survivor Artist, Advocate & Author of The Unexpected Victim Brian Cardoza (Broken Knee Club and Survivor Knights); Survivor/Advocate Debbie DelRegno; Survivor Artist and Speaker Mike Inskeep; Survivor and Author G. Donald Cribbs; Survivor Douglas Krebs; Musician Sammy Shuster; more TBA.

    The event is FREE and open to the public.

    This event is co-sponsored by Survivor Knights of North Carolina and Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor.

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/SurvivorKnights/

    PUBLIC TRANSIT DIRECTIONS

    Take the Market/Frankford Line to 40th and Market, then walk South on 40th from Market to Walnut (you will pass through Ludlow, Chestnut and Sansom). The Rotunda is 4014 Walnut Street, right next door to a Movie Theater, across from the Fresh Grocer. Use the entrance on the left hand side of the Rotunda.

    DRIVING DIRECTIONS

    from NORTH:

    I-95 South to 676/30 West to 76 East (towards the airport) to Exit 346A South Street (old Exit 40). Make a right turn off exit toward the University of PA sign. South Street will become Spruce Street. Continue on Spruce street until you reach 38th Street, turn right onto 38th. Go up 38th and turn left onto Walnut. The Rotunda will be on your left hand side just after the intersection of 40th and Walnut. You’ll see a Movie Theater on the corner and then the Rotunda. Use the entrance on the left hand side of the Rotunda.

    OR

    PA Turnpike to North/Northeast Extension to I-476 S to I-76 East. Follow directions above.

    from SOUTH JERSEY:

    Ben Franklin Bridge to 676/30 West to 76 East (towards the airport) to Exit 346A South Street (old Exit 40). Make a right turn off exit toward the University of PA sign. South Street will become Spruce Street. Continue on Spruce street until you reach 38th Street, turn right onto 38th. Go up 38th and turn left onto Walnut. The Rotunda will be on your left hand side just after the intersection of 40th and Walnut. You’ll see a Movie Theater on the corner and then the Rotunda. Use the entrance on the left hand side of the Rotunda.

    OR

    Walt Whitman Bridge to 76 West to Exit 346A South Street (old Exit 40). Make a left turn off exit toward the University of PA sign. Follow directions above.

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2 Replies to “Call for Survivor Artists and Performers for Survivor Knights Philadelphia”

  1. Thank you for your story in the Huffington Post! This is (or was) what it’s like for too many of us–painful, confusing, frightening, something you can’t talk about or something terrible will happen.
    Ironically, Philadelphia, your base, is the home of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. When parents were being sued for damages based on memories of long-ago abuse, in 1992 their experts came up with a “false memories implanted by therapists” defense. The group spent $7M over the next ten years promoting it.
    I’m glad you’re there.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. We are all part of a worldwide survivor community, and I truly believe that together we can move mountains. We can also do so much to help each other heal, just by reaching out and hearing each other. I did not know Philadelphia was the base for that horrible “false memories” movement. It frustrates me that so many people out there are actively working to prevent us from being heard, supported and healed. On the other hand, I think the tide is starting to turn, with the #MeToo movement and some changing attitudes in general. The fact that the Huffington Post agreed to print my article tells me that the media is moving to support us.

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