"After Neverland" Oprah Program Taping
“Leaving Neverland” is a controversial film that debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The 2-part, 4-hour movie focuses on the alleged sexual abuse of young boys by the late iconic musician, Michael Jackson. The movies were aired on the HBO Channel this past Sunday and Monday, 3/3 & 3/4 – and are now available On Demand thru HBO. The PBS News Hour aired an interesting review about this documentary:
A new documentary is reigniting questions about pop icon Michael Jackson. Airing on HBO, “Leaving Neverland” profiles two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as children. One of them, Wade Robson, testified in Jackson's defense during a trial that saw him acquitted of child-molestation charges. John Yang talks to director Dan Reed about why he wanted to tell the troubling story. Watch the full PBS segment
On Wednesday, 2/27 Oprah Winfrey taped a program – “After Neverland” that was aired on HBO on Monday, 3/4.
The studio audience was comprised of 100 male survivors, many of whom were WOR Alumni. Oprah interviewed the two male survivors who are the focus of the documentary. In addition, “After Neverland” featured Anthony Edwards, a WOR Alumni and current Vice Chair of 1-in-6 (1-in-6.org ). Also featured in this program is Howard Fradkin, WOR Facilitator Emeritus. Howard offers a summary statement about his experience.
"Healing is infinitely accentuated when done in community. On Wednesday, February 27th, Oprah Winfrey once again empowered an entire community of survivors, their families and allies, as we sat together to tape a special show, “After Neverland.” Read more
Invisible Faces Conference
Jim Struve - MenHealing Executive Director - will be a Featured Speaker at the 2019 Project Life Conference: “Invisible Faces: Working With Under-served Populations in Human Trafficking.” This day-long symposium – in San Diego on March 28, 2019 - will address special considerations for working with men, boys, LGBTQ, and other under-served populations in Human Trafficking. The focus for Jim’s Presentation will be “Understanding the Experiences of Male and LGBTQ Survivors.
This event is presented by North County Lifeline and is open to first-responders, community members, and anyone working with survivors. For complete schedule and registration link here.
WOR Alumni Volunteers WANTED for Night of Healing
at Columbia University
MenHealing will be collaborating with Taking Back Ourselves (TBO) for an exciting Night of Healing event at Columbia University on April 11th. We are seeking a couple of WOR Alumni in the New York City area who are available to participate in a Survivor Panel for this event.
From Mikele Rauch, TBO Executive Director who is coordinating this event:
"We have two, hopefully three incredible TBO Alumni who will be speaking, and we would like and welcome a man to speak about the gifts and challenges of recovery.
Also, if you have a piece of art, either from the Weekends or that you have created yourself--or a poem that you have written that you would like to be exhibited, please send me photos so we can determine how to exhibit them."
If YOU are a WOR Alumnus and are interested and available to participate, please contact Mikele at email@example.com
Update about Program Evaluation Project
Thanks to the large number of WOR Alumni like YOU who have enrolled in the Retrospective Survey to gather program evaluation information about the impact of attending a Weekend of Recovery/Day of Recovery event on your healing journey. Surveys have now been sent to everyone who has enrolled. If you are a WOR Alumnus and did not enroll but still want to do so, enrollment remains open: https://menhealing.org/page-18171
2019 WOR/DOR Events Schedule
If YOU are interested in attending a Weekend of Recovery or Day of Recovery healing retreat – or if you know a male survivor who could benefit from this resource - please check our schedule of 2019 events.
We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.
…to the many current financial donors to MenHealing.
One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors
Seeking New MenHealing Sustainer Financial Donors
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We are seeking at least 30 new sustainer donors who can pledge a recurring monthly financial contribution of any amount to MenHealing. Please consider whether YOU can join this campaign by making a recurring sustainer pledge and helping us to reach our goal of 30 new recurring sustain supporters by the end of April 2019.
We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team