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27th Jan


Portland: Communities Inspired to SAIV

IMG_2701On January 28, 2013, Marylhurst University and the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence co-convened a Consultation of 25 area leaders from interfaith, civic and non-profit groups whose work relates to the abolition of intimate violence.

SAIV aspires to bring added impetus to the remarkable work already being done in education, prevention, outreach & serivce, by many agencies and individuals in the Portland Metro area (and elsewhere in Oregon) who share a vision of peace in our families and among nations.

Our work is based on the vision of SAIV’s co-founder:  author, activist, visionary teacher and Executive Director of the 
Center for Partnership Studies, Dr. Riane Eisler.

Be inspired with us!  Take time to view this 3 minute segment from Riane’s interview on “Global Spirit” concerning “Domination, Gender, and Fear.”

You can also link here to Riane’s article entitled “The Double Standard for Violence,” published in the Huffington Post on January 31, 2013.  

ConnectOur Consultation Panel included Klarissa Oh, Executive Director of OAASIS (Oregon Advocates and Abuse Survivors in Serivce),  Sally MacNichol Co-Executive Director of CONNECT NYC, Yelena Hansen, Founder & Manager of ROSS (Russian Oregon Social Services) and Ron Clark of AGAPE Church of Christ, author of “Setting the Captives Free” and “Freeing the Oppressed: A Call to Christians Concerning Domestic Abuse.”

SAIV aspires to be the convener for dynamic collaborations in many forms in other cities in the U.S. this year.  Efforts in Boston, New York and Portland, Oregon are the first.  We hope that you will join with us in our vision of a world free of violence, where Peace begins in our families and in our most intimate relationships.

Please consider sharing the links above (video and article) with your friends via social media and e-mail.  If you have questions about SAIV or about our project in Portland, don’t hesitate to contact me:

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