CONNSACS Highlights Voices of Latin@ Survivors of Sexual Violence

Corazón Lastimado, or Healing the Wounded Heart, is a survivor art project that was started in March 2001 in Texas by Arte Sana, a Latina-led anti-sexual violence organization, in collaboration with La Pena, an organization exploring art. The project seeks to highlight voices of Latin@ survivors of sexual violence in an effort to illuminate experiences which have been largely left out of the conversation.  After collaborating with Arte Sana on a series of trainings and learning about Corazón Lastimado, CONNSACS worked to bring the project to Connecticut last year.  Since starting the project, sexual assault advocates have collected the work of more than 50 Latin@ survivors of sexual violence who offered their art and their stories.

 

There is currently an exhibit of Connecticut’s Corazón Lastimado at Charter Oak Cultural Center located at 21 Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford.  The exhibition offers visual testimony of the impact of sexual violence in the lives of Latin@ survivors.  The exhibit will be displayed through August.

 

Are you interested in sharing your artistry?  We want you to participate!  Contact us to make your heart today.  You can participate confidentially.  Please contact Beth Hamilton at (860) 282-9981 or bethany@connsacs.org for more information or to bring the project to your community.

 

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