National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 18th-24th, 2010

Via on Mar 2, 2010

This from our dear friend Alisa Roadcup at the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions:

Dear friends and family,

The Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) at the United States Department of Justice has just released its 2010 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week video. The Voices and Faces Project, (the Chicago-based anti-violence organization I am involved with) is one of a handful of groups/individuals highlighted in the video.

Directed by Emmy award-winning journalist Robin Smith, this mini-documentary reflects on the unique challenges faced by victims, calling us to a more just and compassionate response. The Voices and Faces Project is featured as part of what United States Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson calls “a growing movement of young pioneers who are coming forward with new ideas” in the fight to end sexual violence. The video includes images and text from the forthcoming Voices and Faces Project book…a creative project, which will include moving and powerful survivor testimonial…set to be published in early 2011.

The NCVRW video is available for your use now, and will premiere in Washington, DC during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in April.

To view the video:

http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw2010/multimedia/videoFiles/2010_NCVRW_Theme.mov

To find out more about NCVRW and to access OVC’s 2010 resource kit:

http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw2010/index.html

To read more about Voices and Faces, visit:

http://www.voicesandfaces.org/

And of course, please share broadly.

Alisa

Coordinator of Social Media
The Voices and Faces Project

About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is http://www.dannyfisher.org

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