Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Community Event, Class/Workshop
The fourth Oasis Conference for sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors, called “Healing Trauma Through the Arts,” will include a gallery of artworks created by survivors, live music by Steve Siler of Music for the Soul (Nashville, Tenn.), and hands-on art activities for attendees in addition to informative workshops for men and women, as well as sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors sharing their stories.
Keynote speaker is State College native and Penn State alumnae Vicky Didato, founder and director of the Child Sexual Abuse Institute of Ohio. In 1982, Didato won the Outstanding Alumni Recognition Award from the College of Human Development at Penn State after the publication of her book "One In Four," written to expose the plight of sexually abused children in the U.S.
The survivors’ art gallery will be open to the public in the church’s vestibule both days. There will be a short program Friday evening, followed by a full slate of workshops and seminars on Saturday.