Friday, June 22, 2007

The Healing Project is Pleased to Annouce Two New Summer Education Programs

The Healing Project is pleased to announce two summertime education programs in collaboration with Hour Children (Queens, NY) and Center for Immigrant Families (New York, NY).


Despite progress in women's status in recent decades, the lives of millions of girls and women are overshadowed by discrimination and poverty. Worldwide, girls and women are disproportionately affected by HIV/Aids and are at risk for other chronic diseases. Eliminating gender discrimination and empowering women will have a profound and positive impact on the survival and well-being of children (UNICEF: The State of the World's Children 2007).

"The lives of women are inextricably linked to the well-being of children. If they are not educated, if they are not healthy, if they are not empowered, the children are the ones who suffer" (Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF).

The Healing Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of individuals diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses and chronic diseases. The Healing Project is developing resources to enhance the quality of life of such individuals, their family members, friends and other caregivers.

OUR STORIES will combine geography, language, literature and art while introducing nutritional concepts relevant to the projects at hand. The classes will be conducted in English and Spanish.

Hour Children is an organization that works with women who are or were formerly incarcerated in New York prisons and provides care and services for their children. New York has the third largest female population in the United States. Hour Children runs five residences in Queens, each offering a safe home environment for formerly incarcerated mothers and their children. Hour Children was a recipient of a Union Square Award in 2002.

CLASS DATES: July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 3, 10, 17, 24
LOCATION: Hour Children, 36-11 A 12th Street, Long Island City, NY 11106
CONTACT: Program Manager, Adele Lonas, for more information:

The Center for Immigrant Families was created to advance human rights of immigrant families and engage community members in collective efforts for social change. The Center works primarily with low-income immigrant women of color and relies on a "participatory action research" approach to organizing that believe's in a community's participation in its transformation. This model connects psychological issues with social, political, legal and economic needs. The Center for Immigrant Families was a recipient of a Union Square Award in 2002.

CLASS DATES: July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11, 18, 25.
LOCATION: CIF, 20 West 104th Street, Basement, New York, NY 10025
CONTACT: Program Manager, Adele Lonas, for more information:

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