October 22, 2013 BFL News, Breaking Barriers Newsletter, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities Tags: 0 Comments

Theresa MacIntosh, founder of BFL’s Survivor’s Speaker’s Bureau, participated in artist Suzanne Lacy’s Between the Door and the Street, a political performance that brought together close to 400 women in Brooklyn.

“It was an absolutely awesome experience and the first time our Speaker’s Bureau participants were able to speak. They made me so proud,” said MacIntosh, pictured at center with her group.

Barrier Free Living. Inc. Speakers Bureau was founded in May 2012 by Macintosh.  Ms. Macintosh, a survivor of Domestic Violence and an amputee, is a Mayoral Appointee of the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and is a Trustee on the Board of Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House.The Speakers Bureau provides training and encouragement to disabled Survivors of Domestic Violence.

The New York times wrote of the event: “Suzanne Lacy has a long history of creating political performances that encourage dialogue. And on Saturday night her first major New York work,“Between the Door and the Street,” brought together close to 400 women — “and a few good men,” as Ms. Lacy likes to say — on the stoops and courtyards of a block in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, to discuss gender-related aspects of issues like poverty, violence and immigration.”

Click here to read the New York Times story.

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