Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Power of All of Our Voices!

Below you will find two different video's. The reason I'm posting them is because I want every survivors and individual who supports survivors to realize how powerful their voices can be when they unite and speak out.

Many of us are afraid to come out and say "I was abused". Yet, if at least a quarter of us used our voices we could make the laws in the United States, Canada, Israel (and beyond) that much better.

What I think is important about these two video's is that it can show survivors what it's like to provide testimony at a legislative hearing.

In most court cases that involves child witnesses the child is usually given a tour of the court house. It helps reduce some of their anxiety. My hope is that by watching the following video's more survivors will see what it looks like and realize that it's safe. Please come forward and speak out when there is legislative hearing in your community.

Remember there is power in numbers -- Let your voices be heard!
Senate Hearing in Annapolis, MD
By ChildHaveRights
The following photographs were taken in Annapolis at the senate hearing on extending the statute of limitations on civil suits on sex crimes against children. The only opponent was the Catholic church. It appears that the government in Maryland is ran by the Church and not the people.
Testifying in Washington DC
By ChildHaveRights
The following pictures were taken on June 1, 2007, at the Executive Office of the Mayor - Council of the District of Columbia.

There was a huge difference testifying in DC then in Maryland. In DC the Catholic Church didn't run things. Survivors were treated with dignity and respect, instead of looked upon as demons.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. I had no idea what to expect and that kept me away.

June 26, 2007 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are with justice that you have posted this.

Thank You

June 26, 2007 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to who ever created these videos and thank you so much for posting them on your blog.

It's not just the Catholic Church that has a problem with child molesters. They come in all shapes, size, ages, sexes and religions. It's about time survivors of all faiths united. Please keep doing this! There is definately strength in numbers.

June 28, 2007 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Jewish survivors for letting the world see this..


June 29, 2007 12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this and thank you to everyone who provided testimony to make our great country even better -- especially for our children!

June 29, 2007 10:51 AM  

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