Over the years, Survivors’ Truths has completed a number of projects and worked with a variety of organizations to help groups affected by violence, disaster, and extreme discrimination share their stories and advocate for social change. Here is a sample:
For several years, we provided technical support to the staff of CHLA's Center for TransYouth Health and Wellness.
We helped CSH develop their Speak Up!Community Advocates program curriculum to bring the voices of people affected by homelessness into conversations about addressing the housing crisis in our city, State, and across the country. Our Founder continues to provide Clinical consultation support to this project
We provided strength-based ethical storytelling training to Program and Funds Development staff of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.
The 'original' Survivors' Truths endeavor was a photo-documentary project in post-war Liberia, documenting incredible stories of survival from Liberia's more than 14 years of civil war. Cooper M. Vuku, who provided critical logistical and community liaison support for this project went on to establish a local NGO focused on peacebuilding and community recovery in 2009. Survivors' Truths continues to work closely as a partner with Survivors' Truths Liberia.
For more than 8 years, TransYouth Speak (TYS) was an all-volunteer program that provided space and support for trans* young people to gather, support one another, and work on advocacy projects. Facilitated by therapists-in-training, TYS included weekly support group and 'office hours' where participants were able to gain professional mentorship and work experience while creating media and trainings to advance awareness of and support for the trans* community.
Through the years we have invited people to participate in our work by sharing their own stories.
#CelebrateSurvival was a participatory campaign to promote survival through the art of music.
The Inside/Out Project was carried out in San Diego County that featured facilitated expressive art and storytelling workshops that brought the voices of those most affected by incarceration into the conversation about criminal justice policy and reform. Note: This was not connected with Inside Out Writers, which is an amazing organization you should totally support!