Events

virtual Events for 2022

all events are free unless otherwise noted


RA/MC Survivors Read Their Poems Of Suffering And Healing

Saturday June 25 4:00-5:30 PM Pacific Time Sunday June 26 9:00-10:30 AM AUS Time

We are excited to offer our fourth poetry reading and our first themed event. All survivors of RA/MC are invited to write on the theme “Being Victimized/Surviving/Living Fully.”

Write a poem on one, two, or all three of the topics and bring it to the event. You may also express yourself through song or art work. If you would like to present your work at the event, come prepared to share for up to 3 minutes. This will be in open mic style event and you will sign up to present in the chat on the day of the event. You do not need to share to attend. All survivors and the larger community who support us are invited to attend. We hope to see you there! Registration is now open.




The International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference (virtual)
Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, September 23, 2022.
Information: https://www.traffickingconference.com

Jean and River, along with Anneka Lucas and Mary Bolger, will be on a panel moderated by Donna Lyon. The subject is: “The Interface between Child Sex Trafficking, Ritual Abuse, and Mind Control Programming: Part I and Part II.” Our proposals have been accepted but not yet assigned time slots. AS soon as we know, we will post them on the GrassRoots website.

There are over 100 presentations throughout the three days of the conference, and they cover a wide variety of interesting subjects. There is also a survivors’ art show! Both the conference and the art show are free to survivors.  Registration opens June 1st.



CUPP OF HOPE – MONDAY WEEKLY DROP-IN PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR RA/MC SURVIVORS

Name and logo created and designed by Sharri and joanies

RA/MC happens in isolation and secrecy, causing deep wounding. Come share this safe space with others who understand.  
Mondays 5:00–6:30 PM Pacific Time (Starting June 13)
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 AM Melbourne AUS Time.

Facilitators: joanies and wildhorse

For questions please contact the facilitators at cuppofhope@gmail.com




CUPP OF HOPE – WEDNESDAY WEEKLY DROP-IN PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR RA/MC SURVIVORS

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RA/MC happens in isolation and secrecy, causing deep wounding. Come share this safe space with others who understand.  
Wednesdays 5:00–6:30 PM Pacific Time (Starting April 27, 2022)
Thursdays 10:00-11:30 AM Melbourne AUS Time.

Facilitators: Sharri and joanies

For questions please contact the facilitators at cuppofhope@gmail.com




Holiday Zoom Open Houses For Survivors of RA/MC

Holiday Zoom Open House Gatherings are an opportunity for survivors to come together and connect on days which can be so difficult. Drop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time. You may share a meal, play some games, color or give support. This can be a chance for you to maybe have some “ok-ness” on days which are challenging and lonely.

Pacific Coast Ventura County – Photo by River

These events are fun focused – dress to the holiday, a theme (super heroes/pajama party/sports teams), dress up or come in comfy sweats and a sweatshirt. Bring what you’d like to eat and maybe an activity you would like to do (color/puzzle/knit). A time to hang out with other survivors who “get it”. It’s all about you and making new holiday memories.

Even if you are having a hard day, you are welcome. Connecting with others who understand offers you an opportunity to be accepted just as you are. You don’t have to pretend. And in time, you may feel your mood lifting a bit and maybe even smiling a time or two. Drop in for as long as you want. No pressure.

The Holiday Open Houses will be hosted by joanies and RainSinger and will be held for 2 hours.

Sunday July 3, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Pacific Time – A holiday get together to celebrate our personal freedom and independence – we are truly super heroes! Come hang out with other phenomenal super heroes and let’s celebrate each other!

Please register below for more information 

For questions, please contact joanies at cuppofhope@gmail.com





Sunday August 14, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Pacific Time – We’re having a get together for anybody inside who’d like to celebrate themselves and each other and our incredible journeys. Unbirthday birthday celebrations for all. Feel free to eat cake and wear a party hat and maybe even a gift to yourself/littles!

Registration for the August event opens mid July








WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR RA/MC SURVIVORS

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive. Brene Brown (Painting by Shana Dines in honor of the people of Ukraine)

THIS IS US (4 Week Writing Workshop)

Theme: TBA

Thursdays August 25 – September 15

5:00-6:30 PM Pacific Time

Fridays August 26 – September 16

10:00-11:30 AM Melbourne AUS Time

Facilitator Leni

Registration opens mid July





Writers’ Workshops For Survivors With DID

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Dissociated Writers’ Workshops offered by Lyn Barrett (Author and Speaker). Tuesdays 10:00AM Pacific Time. Two forms of writers’ workshops to pick from. Traditional writers’ workshop every two weeks and a prompt-driven writers’ workshop every two weeks. You may register to join one or both. Please follow link below for more information.




HEALING H’ARTS WORKSHOPS

No art experience necessary – It’s the process not the product”

Art Time Fun For Littles – For Survivors of CSA with DID

Saturday July 9 4:00-5:00 PM Pacific Time

Sunday July 10 9:00-10:00 AM Melbourne AUS Time

This workshop will provide survivors with DID a fun opportunity for their Littles to hang out and color with friends like them.

“There is an artist in each of us” – “It’s not about the end product” – “Healing happens in the process” River (Photograph by Bern)

Facilitator River

Contact us to express interest or ask questions. Register Below





Creative Healing H’Arts Activity For Survivors With DID

Visions of Hope (Vision Boards)

As a survivor we are often reminded of, and triggered back into our past. During this 3 hour art workshop, we are given the opportunity to look at ourselves in the present moment and think about what we want for our future. What are our hopes for the next month, the next year, or even the next 5 years. We will take time to explore our hearts’ desires and transform those desires into an art form called a vision board (I like to call them Visions of Hope)

No art experience necessary.

Facilitator River

Saturday July 23, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Sunday July 24, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Melbourne AUS Time

Contact us to express interest or ask questions.



GRASSROOTS RA/MC Collective PAST EVENTS

June 19, 2022 – First Holiday Zoom Get Together
May 26 – June 16, 2022 – This Is Us RA/MC Writing Workshop – Conversations

April 23, 2022 – Healing H’Arts Workshop – Taking the Narrative of “Being Victimized, Surviving, Living Fully” and transforming into an art form.

April 2/3, 2022 – Art time Fun For Littles

Feb 24 – Mar 17, 2022 – This Is Us RA/MC Writing Workshop – Conversations with God

February 19/20, 2022 – Third online poetry reading: Ritual Abuse Survivors Read Their Poems of Suffering and Healing

December 2/3, 2021 – This Is Us 4 week RA/MC writing workshop

October 23/24, 2021 – Second online poetry reading: Ritual Abuse Survivors Read Their Poems of Suffering and Healing

September 28/29, 2021 – This Is Us 6 week RA/MC writing workshop

July 10/11, 2021 – First online poetry reading: Ritual Abuse Survivors Read Their Poems of Suffering and Healing