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Barrier Free Living will be featured at the Silent Tears: Disability, Violence And Resilience of Women Survivors Globally multi-media exhibition and panel April 24 at Union Theological Seminary, James Chapel 3041 Broadway New York City at 6pm.

Belinda Mason creator of Silent Tears visited Barrier Free Living Apartments to meet and do a photo shoot with resident Gigi prior to the event (photo above, left to right Gigi, Melinda and Marina George of Silent Tears). Gigi will speak at the April 24 event.

BFL has partnered with Silent Tears in the past, when residents of our Freedom House domestic violence shelter shared their powerful stories as part of an exhibit.

Silent Tears is a multi-media exhibition by internationally renowned photographer Belinda Mason, and emerging artists with disability, Dieter Knierim, Margherita Coppolino and Denise Beckwith.

The exhibition will run from April 24 through May 16, 2018, in three locations at Union Theological Seminary. Visit the Knox Cloister and Bonhoeffer Room from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday, and James Chapel from 9 to 11 am and 2 to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Groups may also book Saturday times by appointment, [email protected].

The Silent Tears exhibition will also feature an Accessibility App that includes audio descriptions, American Sign Language (ASL) and Auslan descriptions of select stories. For more information about the Accessibility App, please visit: Click Here

Attend the April 24 “Silent Tears” Opening Reception
from 6-8PM Click to RSVP – Click to RSVP

Opening Reception and Panel
6:oo pm – Reception and exhibition viewing
6:30 pm – Panel presentation
8:30 pm – Exhibition viewing continues 

Panelists
Belinda Mason
 – Director of Blur Projects and creator of Silent Tears
Rebecca McGinnis – Senior Museum Educator, Access and Community Programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Elizabeth Lockwood, Ph.D. – CBM Representative to the United Nations
Jules  – LCSW, Program Director, Domestic Violence Counselor for The Secret Garden at Barrier Free Living
Naila Amin and Barrier Free Living tenant (BFL Apartments) Gigi

ASL Interpretation will be available for the opening reception and panel discussion. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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This spring, Barrier Free Living launched Domestic Violence & Disabilities, a new page on our website focusing on our experience and expertise working with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.

The new page features articles from our team as well as collaborators, sharing innovative approaches to the work we do (like Secret Garden’s Trauma Reprocessing therapy article). We will also highlight where we will be presenting nationwide as well as our collaborations. 

Additionally, we brought back our popular Breaking Barriers in Domestic Violence E-newsletter, sharing our team’s insights as well as stories of survival from the tenants and residents we work with.

To join our mailing list and receive Breaking Barriers in Domestic Violence E-newsletter, just email [email protected]

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