VOW (To Our Children) ~
You didn’t ask to be,
but from the deepest part
– and unbeknownst to me –
I yearned from the heart.
For someone to hold,
to nurture and teach,
– a means to grow old –
fulfillment in reach.
When I saw your face,
that moment of truth,
– I vowed to erase –
my torments of youth.
Some claim surprise,
of burden; excuse,
– through ignorant eyes –
a blessing’s no use.
You always come first,
of need before want,
– patience can burst –
respect cannot daunt.
We’ll have our trials,
share smiles and tears,
– but make no denials –
my love through the years.
~ Angela Slater – Director, Artist, Activist – VOW To Our Children ORG.
VOW To Our Children Presentation by Angela Slater:
CALL FOR SUPPORT! – PLEASE SUBMIT LETTER OF SUPPORT WITH QUOTATION OF SERVICE, INFORMATION OR MONETARY DONATION TO: firstname.lastname@example.org BY SEPTEMBER 12th 2019.<There will be THREE SUPPORT LEVELS available for Trauma Recovery Facilitators>1. SERVICE DONATION – Trauma Recovery Facilitator(s) will be provided with Support Space, where a representative of the organization will be available throughout the VOW Presentation for the support of audience members.2. INFORMATION DONATION – Trauma Recovery Organization will be provided with Information Space, where marketing materials will be displayed throughout the VOW Presentation for the support of audience members.3. MONETARY DONATION – Trauma Recovery or other approved Organization will be included in the Support Section of all VOW Presentation marketing materials.<ALL Trauma Recovery Facilitators will have the option to be included in the VOW To Our Children Trauma Recovery Guidebook as well as VOW Presentation marketing materials>
A Multimedia Artist Creation Project application has been made by Angela Slater to the Ontario Arts Council as well as the Canada Council for the Arts for 2019/2020.
Professional Healing Artist, Angela Slater, of Vow to Our Children Org., (Intuitive Art Medicine Inc.) plans to produce a multimedia presentation in Peterborough, Ontario – Summer 2020 – to bring awareness, facilitate healing regarding the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation in Canada.
Angela Slater’s project, “VOW To Our Children”, uses her artwork in a truly unexpected place – Canadian Child Sexual Exploitation. She works in a variety of disciplines to create her original artistic ideas. This unique and courageous project reflects and promotes the diversity of Peterborough and Canada today, regarding local and federal child-advocacy and sexual-assault support organizations.
This video-screening presentation will be combination of current Canadian Child Sexual Exploitation statistics, details and affects as well as the debut of Angela Slater’s second Healing Meditation Video, “VOW” – which features her Healing Poetry and Energy Therapy Photography.
Each video-screening will be twenty minutes long, with time for reflection before and afterward. Angela will be available for questions as will some local child-advocacy and sexual-assault support organizations. Donations to these organizations will also be accepted. Light refreshments will be provided.
In addition to the video, Angela will also be debuting her first Healing Book of poetry/photography, entitled “VOW To Our Children”. This Trauma Recovery Guidebook will target those who have been affected by Child Sexual Exploitation in Canada, either directly or indirectly. It will combine her Healing Poem, “VOW”, with her Energy Therapy Photography. Links to local and federal child-advocacy and sexual-assault support organizations, such as the RCMP National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc. There will a limited number of books available for FREE to audience members. Angela’s Trauma Recovery Photography will be available for purchase.
“In September 2017, the Canadian Centre (for Child Protection Inc.) released results from our International Survivors’ Survey for now-adult survivors whose child sexual abuse was recorded and/or distributed online:
– At least 74 respondents (nearly 50%) were survivors of organized sexual abuse (abuse that involves children being subjected to sexual abuse by multiple offenders).
– 56% of the survivors indicated that the abuse began before the age of four, and 87% were 11 years of age or younger. 42% were abused for more than 10 years.” (https://protectchildren.ca/app/en/csa_imagery#csa_imagery-survey_results)
“Police-reported sexual offences against children and youth in Canada, 2012:
– Children and youth more frequently victims of sexual offences than adults
– Most child and youth victims of sexual offences know the accused person
– Sexual offences against children and youth often delayed in coming to attention of police
– Most sexual offences against children and youth occur in a private residence”
Child Sexual Exploitation is a real and significant issue in Canada. It is classless and it does not discriminate. Those children who suffer must be supported; those who harm children must be stopped – This is our VOW to our Children.
Angela Slater’s work as a Professional Healing Artist is her way of expressing her personal story, for the purpose of awareness and healing. It is also her act of standing up to this critical social issue, still affecting many Canadian children. Although this project may perhaps be uncomfortable for some, Angela knows first-hand that it (and others like it) are deeply-needed.
PRESENTATION VENUE –
The venue chosen for this project is yet to be decided and open to offers. The cost of rental and availability will be key considerations. Furniture for seating and display as well as the use of digital presentation equipment are required as well as kitchen and restroom facilities; plenty of free parking and wheelchair accessibility.
PRESENTATION MATERIALS –
- “VOW” To Our Children Video Production and Presentation
- VOW Trauma Recovery Photography Exhibition
- “VOW” To Our Trauma Recovery Guidebook Production
- Canadian Child Exploitation Support Information
- “VOW” To Our Children Marketing Materials
TITLE: DESCRIPTION: LINK:
“EMPRESS” Photography piece https://fineartamerica.com/featured/empress-101-angela-slater.html
“IAM” Artist website https://intuitiveartmedicine.com/
“RECEIVE” Meditation Video https://youtu.be/CJ_3mFolAKE
“VIDEO GREETING” Artist Introduction Video https://youtu.be/gc67sReeJgE
LEAD ARTIST –
Angela Slater, Director, Artist, Activist – VOW To Our Children ORG; IAM Inc.
“Intuitive Art Medicine Inc. or IAM is an expression of my own healing wisdom through my art and my intuition. It is an enlightenment tool for others who choose a healing path. It is a guide toward wholeness and toward individual truth. My Art Is My Medicine – this is what makes me different. Rather than be a victim to my traumatic life experiences, I have chosen to be a Victor. IAM is different, because its purpose is to empower others to heal themselves.” – Angela Slater
As a Professional Healing Artist, Angela Slater’s work has been exhibited locally at the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio, Gallery in the Attic and the Bearded Turtle. Her photography is currently available online for order on Fine Art America. Her Healing Meditation Videos are free on YouTube.
Intuitive Art Medicine Inc. was established in September of 2015. Angela Slater is the President and Certified Medical Intuitive. Angela was a Licensed Optician for nearly 20 years. She’s currently working on a degree in Criminology at Trent University. She’s also a dedicated mother of two.
PRESENTATION COLLABORATIONS –
- Video Production and Presentation
- Book Production and Distribution
- Musical Composition
- Presentation Refreshments
CALL FOR ARTISTS, MULTIMEDIA SERVICE PROVIDERS! PLEASE SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST WITH QUOTATION OF FEES TO email@example.com BY SEPTEMBER 12th 2019.
PRESENTATION SUPPORT –
- Trauma Recovery Facilitators
- Trauma Recovery Information
- Monetary Donations
- Presentation Venue
CALL FOR TRAUMA RECOVERY FACILITATORS, ADVOCATES! PLEASE SUBMIT LETTER OF SUPPORT WITH QUOTATION OF SERVICE, INFORMATION OR MONETARY DONATION TO: firstname.lastname@example.org BY SEPTEMBER 12th 2019.
PRESENTATION SKETCH –
PRESENTATION CONSULTATIONS –
For any PRELIMINARY PRESENTATION CONSULTATION, Angela Slater will be available in person or by phone at 705-927-7143, WEDNESDAYS BETWEEN 10 – 3 PM, STARTING AUGUST 28, 2019.