Survivor Knights Philadelphia was a Powerful Community Event

Survivor Knights Philadelphia
Artwork by Tiffani Dean – Photo by Jody Austin

The mutual support and love demonstrated by survivors of all kinds at the free event Survivor Knights Philadelphia on Saturday, January 21st was truly beautiful. Artists, speakers and poets gathered at the Rotunda on Walnut Street in University City to share their experiences on canvas and onstage.

As people walked around the space taking in the powerful imagery from artists Charlene Lutz (Muse Gallery), Brian Cardoza (The Broken Knee Club and Survivor Knights), Kathleen Mosher (MsMoArt), Mariellen Cressman, Jody Austin aka TruStory (CEO/President The Collective Mic, LLC), and Tiffani Dean aka La Diva Noire (COO/vice-President The Collective Mic, LLC), deep conversations could be heard in every corner about what it means to survive and how survivors can care for one another.

Later in the afternoon the speakers took the stage and filled the room with a hopeful cry for understanding. Inspiring words from Zahra Diallo, Michael Broussard (author and performer of the one man interactive play Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor), Bonnell Williams, Kellie Springer (author of Relentless: A Journey of Forgiveness), Brian Cardoza (author of The Unexpected Victim), Edna J. White (author of Stuff!: Giving the Secret a Voice), Jody Austin, and Tiffani Dean elicited frequent and enthusiastic applause.

As the event wound down people could be heard making plans for the next one, and the next one after that.

Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor would like to thank Survivor Knights founder Brian Cardoza for giving us the opportunity to host this amazing event.

Thanks also go out to the following, for their invaluable assistance: Rotunda Director Gina Renzi, Rotunda Intern Andrew Simpson, audio tech Styx Latte, and volunteer Jennifer Cutler.

If you are interested in hosting a Survivor Knights event in your area, please contact Brian Cardoza at briancardoza198@hotmail.com or visit www.brokenkneeclub.org or www.facebook.com/SurvivorKnights.

The next Survivor Knights event will be Chasing Immortality on Saturday, January 28th at the New Bern Civic Theatre in New Bern, North Carolina.

Join us for a FREE Survivor Art Show and Spoken Word Event 1/21/17 in Philly

Survivor Knights

On Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at the Rotunda in Philadelphia survivors of all kinds will share their visual art and stories at a free event designed to bring the community together in mutual support. Complete details below.

The event is co-sponsored by the North Carolina based arts community Survivor Knights and Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor.

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.

Come out and meet your fellow survivors.

  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017

    Philadelphia, PA - Survivor Knights Art Show & Spoken Word

    12pm to 4pm

    Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Free Admission (NO TICKET NEEDED)

    MORE INFO | VENUE | FACEBOOK EVENT

    Survivor Knights

    Survivors of all kinds share their visual art and stories at a free event designed to bring the community together in mutual support. Artists include Charlene Lutz (Muse Gallery), Brian Cardoza (The Broken Knee Club and Survivor Knights), Kathleen Mosher (MsMoArt), Mariellen Cressman, Jody Austin aka TruStory (CEO/President The Collective Mic, LLC), and Tiffani Dean aka La Diva Noire (COO/vice-President The Collective Mic, LLC). Speakers include Poet Zahra Diallo, Advocate and Playwright Michael Broussard, Healing Arts Coach and Survivor's Advocate Kenisha Coy, Playwright Elaine Crocker-Bey, Advocate Bonnell Williams, Author Kellie Springer, John Delaney, Author of The Unexpected Victim and Keynote speaker for Chasing Immortality Brian Cardoza, Author and Advocate Edna J. White, Jody Austin aka TruStory (CEO/President The Collective Mic, LLC), and Tiffani Dean aka La Diva Noire (COO/vice-President The Collective Mic, LLC).

    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.

    GET DIRECTIONS FROM GOOGLE MAPS

Call for Survivor Artists and Speakers for Survivor Knights Philadelphia

Survivor Knights

We are seeking visual artists and speakers 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 art and/or to speak at Survivor Knights Philadelphia, Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in Philadelphia.

To participate, send photos of your art or a recording (audio or video) of your spoken word piece to askasurvivor@gmail.com. We will be accepting submissions until December 31st, 2016.

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 displaying your art and hearing you speak. Only together can we survive. Your darkest moments may be the light to another.

  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017

    Philadelphia, PA - Survivor Knights Art Show & Spoken Word

    12pm to 4pm

    Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    Free Admission (NO TICKET NEEDED)

    MORE INFO | VENUE | FACEBOOK EVENT

    Survivor Knights

    Survivors of all kinds share their visual art and stories at a free event designed to bring the community together in mutual support. Artists include Charlene Lutz (Muse Gallery), Brian Cardoza (The Broken Knee Club and Survivor Knights), Kathleen Mosher (MsMoArt), Mariellen Cressman, Jody Austin aka TruStory (CEO/President The Collective Mic, LLC), and Tiffani Dean aka La Diva Noire (COO/vice-President The Collective Mic, LLC). Speakers include Poet Zahra Diallo, Advocate and Playwright Michael Broussard, Healing Arts Coach and Survivor's Advocate Kenisha Coy, Playwright Elaine Crocker-Bey, Advocate Bonnell Williams, Author Kellie Springer, John Delaney, Author of The Unexpected Victim and Keynote speaker for Chasing Immortality Brian Cardoza, Author and Advocate Edna J. White, Jody Austin aka TruStory (CEO/President The Collective Mic, LLC), and Tiffani Dean aka La Diva Noire (COO/vice-President The Collective Mic, LLC).

    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.

    GET DIRECTIONS FROM GOOGLE MAPS