You are invited to:
Join In Our Collective Voice!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
2:00 – 4:00 pm
5730 River Oak Way, Carmichael, CA 95608.
An Invitation: Therapists For Social Responsibility:
How Can We Best Use our Collective Voice?
Several years ago, six of us, heartsick over the war in Iraq, came together to share our concerns, and we founded the group, Therapists for Social Responsibility. We created a mission statement that said we wanted to create community as we addressed issues where the psychological and the political intersect. Our vision and direction evolved as we continued to meet, talk and expand. We created a steering committee, set up programs, began offering CE Units, networked with the community and set up our website www.therapistsforsocialresponsibility.org We now have an email list of almost 300 therapists and affiliates.
As we start again this fall, we are looking for input to decide where to focus our energy. Obama has replaced Bush, and yet the Iraq and Afghanistan wars rage on, and our civil rights are still compromised. There are many issues in the forefront now that were in the background then, each relevant and competing for attention. All affect us as they exact serious human physical, psychological and spiritual costs. We know we want to make the world a more peaceful, just and sustainable place, but we are at a crossroads, as a country and a group.
At our next meeting we will have brief presentations from Planned Parenthood, Dignity in the Schools, and The Soldiers Project. The rest of the meeting will be devoted to discussing how we can work together. We want you to feel inspired to participate in TSR – for support, community, and to make a difference in critical local and global issues. Let’s find out together where and how we can all best use our energy.
Meeting: Sunday, September 26th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the home of Jean Rosenfeld, 5730 River Oak Way, Carmichael, CA 95608.
Please RSVP if YES to Shauna Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-263-3978.
If you would like to be more involved, but cannot make it to this meeting, (please come if you possibly can) send an email with suggestions and what we can do to inspire you to participate. Membership requires no dues; simply send us your email address.
Here are some things we have done in the past:
Over the past 6 years we have hosted and presented many events and speakers. Some of the most memorable:
•Rabbi Michael Lerner spoke on his book, The Left Hand of God, and as a result a Sacramento branch of the Network of Spiritual Progressives was formed.
•Satsuki Ina showed her powerful film "From A Silk Cocoon" with a panel discussion on discrimination.
•Judith Broder’s presentation led to creating The Soldiers Project, Sacramento.
•We held symposiums including "The Intersection of the Psychological and Political In and Our of the Clinical Hour."
•We offered many CEU workshops including breach of confidentiality due to the Patriot Act, Law & Ethics, Clinical Presence and Self-Care and working with PTSD.
•We signed and created letters and petitions, supported other groups such as the Boots Project, PSR scholarships, Earth Days, International Peace Garden, August Peace Events and more.
•Most recently, we cosponsored an art show, Creative Merger II: Peace and Justice, with California Lawyers for the Arts and the Sacramento County Public Law Library.
What next? It's up to you!
Peace and warmth,
Shauna Smith, for TSR Steering Committee
Art Show On Display Through September 9th!
You Are Invited!
Therapists for Social Responsibility is co-presenting,
with California Lawyers for the Arts and the Sac. County Public Law Library,
Creative Merger II: Peace and Justice
Wed., June 9th, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Sacramento County Public Law Library
813 6th St., Sac. 95814
•A juried show of art works related to Peace and Justice
•Music by the Jazz Trio from The Sacramento Philharmonic
•Passed hors d'oeuvres
•A glass of wine or other beverage
•A great and varied silent auction!
•And a chance to support community nonprofits
All funds TSR brings in from the silent auction will be divided between California Lawyers for the Arts which offers programs for artists and youth at low cost or free and Opening Doors, Inc., a nonprofit that rescues refugees and victims of human trafficking and teaches them catering skills, among other things. Opening Doors, Inc. will be catering this event.
You can get your virtual ticket ahead of time and save $ and not have to wait in line: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/96843
Tickets are: $15 in advance /$20 at the door.
For more information or to be a sponsor or donor to the silent auction email email@example.com
Hope to see you there!