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Freely in Hope is a (501)c3 nonprofit organization and is funded entirely by the generous
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Upcoming Freely in Hope Events

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Freely in Hope’s 7th Anniversary Gala

 

August 26, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Our 7th Anniversary Gala will bring together all of our supporters from around the country to celebrate seven years of providing holistic education for survivors of sexual violence in Kenya, Zambia and South Africa. Our special guest this year is Freely in Hope alumni, Maryclare from Nairobi, Kenya!

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Art + Healing Workshop

 

September 2, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Art has the ability to speak meaning beyond words—expressing unspoken pain, unseen wounds, the possibility of hope, and audacious dreams. Join us in San Francisco and reflect on theological theories, art practices, and processes of reflection that illustrate how the intersection of art and healing leads to transformation in survivors of trauma.

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International Day of the Girl Conference

 

October 7, 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Freely in Hope is hosting a one-day summit for female students in High School. Our goal is to celebrate our stories as young women to develop our leadership skills in advocating for a violence-free Kenya.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Conference

November 25, 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Conference on best practices for survivors, advocates, social workers, and practitioners working to end the cycle of violence.


Workshops

Freely in Hope facilitates workshops to educate advocates who desire to fight against sexual violence. Partnering with non-profit organizations, government agencies, and faith-based groups, our workshops are designed to equip participants to experience the Freely in Hope program models on survivor-leadership and transformative storytelling.

From Victims to Survivors

Ministering with survivors of sexual violence through storytelling.

Learn how Freely in Hope journeys alongside of people who have experienced abuse, trauma, or violence. In the journey from victim to survivor, we will discuss how we can be better listeners and advocates by allowing survivors to reclaim their story with dignity, power, and healing. This workshop will also share the methods of healing that have been integral for Freely in Hope—including the power of storytelling and prayer as a practice of healing.

1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HRS)

Liberators in Our Midst

Implementing a survivor-led trajectory of leadership.

Isaiah 61 illustrates a trajectory of leadership that instates a renewed cycle of liberation where the oppressed become the most powerful liberators in our midst—inviting us into a greater sense of freedom within ourselves. This workshop reflects on this trajectory of leadership, shares case studies on a survivor-led approach to holistic liberation and discusses methods on how we can create platforms for the oppressed to lead us and our communities into liberation.

1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HOURS)

Restorative Storytelling

Leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling.

Stories are too often used to destruct and exploit, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. In leveraging stories of dignity, the art of storytelling has the power to provide a sense of healing within us and within communities of poverty, violence, and oppression. This workshop, geared toward creatives, explores the empowering, restorative, and transformational art of storytelling through photography, flm, and writing.

1 WORKSHOP (2-3 HRS)

While Women Weep

A documentary flm on women who inspire hope in Kenya.

War. Famine. Disease. Poverty—these words often correspond with the ongoing crises in Kenya. Yet despite such political unrest, social turmoil, skewed sexism and relentless poverty, there are enthralling stories of strength, perseverance and dignity. While Women Weep features three women, Genes, Eunice and Grace, who share stories of triumph over adversity. Their lives are dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to live freely in hope.

1 WORKSHOP (2 HRS)



Trainings

Freely in Hope trains nonprofit organizations, practitioners, caregivers, and survivors on various topics focused on ending sexual violence. Trainings are designed and facilitated by survivors of sexual violence who have developed their leadership through Freely in Hope’s holistic programs.

Trauma Healing

Caring for people with emotional and spiritual wounds caused by trauma.

In the world today, many people have been emotionally wounded by war, ethnic conflicts, floods, car accidents, domestic abuse, rape, and crime. Wounds of the heart interferes with how we function in our personal lives and in our organizational productivity. Trauma Healing, a curriculum from the American Bible Society, is designed to train church and organization leaders on how to help traumatized people, and also for people in search of healing for their wounds of trauma.

6 TRAININGS (3 HRS)

Art + Healing

Creatively reflecting on the intersection of art and healing.

Art has the ability to speak meaning beyond words—expressing unspoken pain, unseen wounds, the possibility of hope, and audacious dreams. Engage in theological theories, art practices, and processes of reflection that illustrate how the intersection of art and healing leads to transformation in survivors of trauma. This curriculum developed by Freely in Hope is designed for those in search of healing for themselves and for those they serve through the process, practice, and reflection of art.

1-5 SESSIONS (3-4 HRS)

Ending the Cycle

Educating high school students on practical tools to prevent sexual violence

Ending the Cycle is a curriculum developed by Freely In Hope to teach coed high schools about sexual violence and how to find healing as a survivor, how to share your story with dignity and how to prevent the perpetuating cycle of violence. The curriculum equips both male and female high school students to work together toward ending the cycle of sexual violence—becoming leaders toward a violence-free world.

6 TRAININGS (3-4 HRS)

HIV Prevention

Training leaders and caregivers on HIV education, awareness, and prevention.

For many years, HIV has been a topic that many people tend to avoid talking about. Remaining silent puts even more people at risk. This workshop helps to train leaders on how to identify facts and myths of HIV, differentiate between HIV and AIDS, understand how to avoid and reduce transmission, increase negotiating skills in risky behaviors, discuss client and provider initiated HIV testing services, and enhance facilitation and presentation skills.

2 TRAININGS (3 HRS)


Freely in Hope has facilitated trainings with organizations including:

Youth With A Mission, Barcelona; The Salvation Army, Kenya; Gender Violence Recovery Centre, Kenya.
For all workshops and trainings, hosts provide travel, accommodation (if applicable), and an honorarium. Contact us to learn more about our rates.

 

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