Make Your Dollar Count This #GivingTuesday November 27th #GivingTuesday
Dr. LaTonya Agard
Grant & Research Admin
Is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
StandUp SpeakOut of North Carolina is 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and services for child victims and witnesses of domestic violence and sexual abuse through Art Therapy. StandUP~SpeakOut of NC relies heavily on contributions to help us continue making a difference in the community!
How can you help?
StandUp SpeakOut of North Carolina is encouraging you to be a part the global philantrophy initiative and make your #GivingTuesday contributions to small organizations like us. When you give to small organizations like StandUp SpeakOut-NC you can make BIG impact on our mission to serve child victims and witnesses of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Make a difference with us!
"I always wondered why someone didn't do something about that, then I realized I am someone".
MONICA DAYE IS THE VOICE FOR MANY SILENT WHISPERERS…
A leader, advocate, poet, and victim advocate. Originally from Durham, North Carolina, this fearless woman touches audiences around the country with her biting poetry, soulful stories and heartfelt commitment to the healing of women and community. Through the gift of spoken word poetry, Daye shares her intimate story of surviving sexual abuse and domestic violence. As the founder of STANDUP- SPEAK OUT, Monica's personal mission is to speak out and act out against sexual violence and domestic abuse. STANDUP-SPEAKOUT (S.U.S.O), was founded in the Spring 2004, developed as a community outreach program against domestic violence and sexual assault. Daye organized S.U.S.O's first series of community events in April 2004 to promote awareness related to violence against women. In addition, to community outreach, S.U.S.O launched its first community-wide collection drive in April 2004--collecting personal hygiene products for battered women’s shelters and rape crisis centers in the state of North Carolina. Since the launching of S.U.S.O the programs and services have expanded from a small outreach program to a locally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization.
Daye obtained her Masters of Science in Multidisciplinary Human Service with concentration in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. In addition, Daye received her Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Counseling and Public Health Certification, and completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Daye envisions ways to utilize the arts as a way to assist people in overcoming traumatic experiences. Using her own life journey as model for a therapeutic process, Daye has effectively used poetry, music, journaling, visual arts, drama and dance as ways to unlock the mystery of pain that hindered her own emotional instability. As a mental health and human service provider currently works with victims of abuse and batterers to get at the root causes and to end the vicious cycle of domestic violence. As both a victim of and an abuser, Daye seeks to show the emotional scares caused by abuse, and how those abused grapple with understanding and contending with the consequences of that abuse. Daye believes there is a thin line between victim and abuser when trauma is left untreated. Daye's journey is a celebration of the power of transformative change. She believes Art Therapy paved the way for the emergence of a empowered woman. Daye stands up and speaks out to those denied their own voice and passionately believes "healing begins through ART".
To empower individuals we serve by providing advocacy and therapeutic support through Art Therapy for children and teens who are victims or witnesses to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
StandUp-SpeakOut of North Carolina
Dr. Raé N. Lundy, PhD
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Dr. Bilikis Akindele
Dr. Margaret A. Brunson, Ph.D
Volunteers make our mission possible. If you have a passion for serving the community, or working with victims of abuse please join the S.U.S.O Volunteer Team. There are several areas for volunteers to get involved. Help make a difference, join our team today.
Art Therapy is the therapeutic use of art making through creative writing, spoken word/poetry, painting, sculpting, music, and dance. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self worth while learning creative methods to manage symptom-related stress in conjunction with traumatic experiences.