Mission Highlight: Program For Torture Victims
This month, we want to highlight an incredible organization and impactful effort that we have been working with since Neococo began. The Program For Torture Victims is based in Los Angeles, is an organization that helps “rebuild the lives of immigrant survivors of torture and persecution, from over 70 countries who have stood up for freedom, democracy, and human dignity.” Their work helps refugees and immigrants reclaim their identities, find empowerment, and work toward a new life in the United States.
Since Neococo began working with them to offer employment opportunities, we have trained and hired 5 amazing womxn to join our team. Before last year, we cherished the opportunity to help them build community, find dignity and confidence in their work of hand embroidery, and would create a space for them to exchange ideas and learn from each other. We were able to utilize a space offered by PVT to run a weekly workshop together, and eagerly look forward to the day when we can safely do that once again.
We are so delighted to share with you, an amazing upcoming Virtual Theatre performance with TeAda Performing Artist Impact Fellows and community members from The Program for Torture Victims.
“In collaboration with the Program for Torture Victims, TEADA PRODUCTIONS presents Theater Across Borders: Resilient Migrant. This is the culmination of a storytelling circle and theater workshop series intensive. Hear directly from the asylum seeking community in Los Angeles as they share poems and stories inspired by their journeys.”
This performance will take place on Monday, March 1 at 4:00pm PST.
Sign up for your FREE ticket to get the Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theater-across-borders-resilient-migrant-tickets-141201370099
We will be there, and hope that you will be too!