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Let’s Lift Up the Voices of Older Survivors for WEAAD 2019

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) invite you to join us in Lifting Up Voices for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2019, a theme that is centered on unifying the parallel fields of Elder Justice and Violence Against Women by bringing to the forefront the lived experiences of older people around the globe. 
 
Lifting Up the Voices of Older Survivors is both the title of and the foundation for a new video project started in 2018 by NCALL and Terra Nova Films, with funding from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. These videos feature older survivors throughout the United States sharing their stories and experiences of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and financial exploitation.  Lifting Up Voices builds upon the momentum of NCEA’s existing theme, Building Strong Support for Elders, which was informed by the Reframing Elder Abuse initiative encouraging us to consciously think and thoughtfully approach conversations about elder abuse. We are excited to continue developing these initiatives with you for WEAAD 2019.
 
This year, we invite you to join us and other organizations and communities across the country in using a soon to be released collection of special Lifting Up Voices outreach and campaigning tools (i.e. an action guide with sample social media posts, and graphics) incorporating the Lifting Up Voices theme in your community. We’ll have more details on how to access those materials in March 2019.
 
If you would like to be placed on a marketing list to receive this NEW collection of resources, please submit your name, agency, and contact information here. Submitting your information will also enable you to receive notifications on the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Lifting Up Voices of Older Survivors by NCALL and Terra Nova Films video release in Summer 2019.
 
If you have questions, please contact NCALL’s Sara Mayer at smayer@ncall.us and NCEA’s Elizabeth Rojas at Elizabeth.Rojas@med.usc.edu.
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