Soprano Kathleen Battle’s luminous voice has been called “…without qualification, one of the very few most beautiful in the world” (The Washington Post). Yet beyond the glory of her singing, in a career filled with countless accolades, honors and major milestones, what has perhaps distinguished her most is her almost magical ability to create an unwavering emotional bond between herself, her music and her audience.
In this very special performance, the American soprano explores iconic traditional spirituals and the writings of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, accompanied by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, two narrators and featuring Cal State Fullerton’s University Singers.
“Battle’s pure soprano voice made for a stellar performance. She sang a series of spirituals ranging from ‘Go Down, Moses’ to ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ and infused intense emotion into each song…Last night was an evening to remember.” – DC Metro Theatre Arts
Venue: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallTickets start at $19.00
The Long Beach Community Improvement League (LBCIL) in collaboration with the Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA) and Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
Will Present: Human Trafficking – The Modern-Day Slavery
Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Long Beach Community Improvement League, Signal Hill Center
Las Brisas Community Room, 2399 California Avenue, Signal Hill CA 90755
An educational research-based conference on Human Trafficking Presented by experts, distinguished scholars, and psychologists Survivors of Human Trafficking Testimonials
The conference will emphasize the role of psychologists and their social responsibility in ending human trafficking and helping victims and survivors through public awareness campaigns, education and advocacy. It will cover the following subject matters:
An overview of research on Human Trafficking: Prevalence and Risk of Violence and the Physical, Mental, and Sexual Health Problems Associated with Human Trafficking
The social, economic, legal, physical, social, and psychological impacts of Human Trafficking: Emphasis will be placed on psychological effects including:
Mind/body separation and disassociated ego states, Shame, Grief, Fear, Distrust, Self-hatred, Suicide, and Suicidal Thoughts.
Helping Survivors to Cope
*Advance Registration Is Required – “First-come, first-served”; Only the First 50 Registered Individuals May Attend the Conference
*Psychologists and Mental Health Providers Current Members of IPAA or LACPA will receive 3 Continued Education (CE) by IPAA (APA approved CE Sposnor)
WHENWHEREThe Long Beach Community Improvement League (LBCIL) in collaboration with the Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA) Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) – Signal Hill Center Las Brisas Community Room 2399 California Avenue, Signal Hill, CA 90755 – View Map
The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence (IEFV) is featuring an event titled “Child Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Multidisciplinary Approach” on Thursday, July 14 at 10-11:30am in EDU 1131. Speakers include Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, Director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s Global Child Health and Well Being Initiative and members of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.
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Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of human trafficking of any city in the US. Churches across LA are coming together to do something about it.
The Faith Initiative to Abolish Trafficking (FIAT) is a gathering of churches who have been called to fight human trafficking in LA. FIAT meets quarterly with members of the Southern CA faith community to share what others are doing in their respective churches to fight trafficking. FIAT hosts powerful workshops, where participants can be trained to be speakers and outreach advocates, learn how to raise awareness and more.
Our next gathering is July 23rd at 9 AM at Grace Brethren in Long Beach. Join us in the fight to end trafficking in our city.
We would like to invite you to the screening of “Unseen Dances” our dance film collaboration with the the Red Sand Project. Our film tells the story of trafficked American girls through dance.
The event will be at the HELINET hangar at the Van Nuys Airport on April 9th. Some of the proceeds will go to the Maria Suarez Foundation, which works to rehabilitate trafficked children in Southern California.