The Trauma Stewardship Institute presents: A Day of Transforming Trauma with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) April 2013
Take Back the Night: Rally, March & Speak Out at University of Delaware – Thursday, April 25th
Natasha’s Justice Project is honored to be participating in a night dedicated to shattering the silence around sexual assault on the college campus. University of Delaware has invited Natasha to kick-off this fantastic event, which has been taking place worldwide for over 30 years. Find more information here.
Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Conference – Friday April 26th, 2013
Natasha is honored to be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Conference hosted by the Victim’s Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS). On Thursday, April 25th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm there will be a film screening and discussion of The Invisible War. An all day conference will follow on Friday, April 26th, from 8:00 am til 2:30 pm, finishing with Natasha’s plenary address. The event will be held at Touro College in the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, NY.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for all of the events listed, please e-mail Karen@NatashasJusticeProject.org for more information.
Natasha’s Justice Project is taking our mission on the road with screenings of Sex Crimes Unit, as well as speaking engagements featuring Natasha Alexenko and/or Lisa F. Jackson, the film’s producer.
If you are part of an organization that would like to screen the film or have Natasha speak at your event, please e-mail us and include your name, organization, location, and event dates.
Sex Crimes Unit is available for sale on DVD. If you purchase it from this link, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Natasha’s Justice Project.
Knights of Columbus Pasta Dinner – January 18, 2013
What a way to kick off the new year! Natasha and the NJP team had a fantastic night at the Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes of Mastic, New York. The evening consisted of a 50/50 raffle as well as auction items, and a demonstration from the Chocolate Martini Mamas all with proceeds benefitting NJP! A big thank you to all who contributed and attended and an even bigger thank you to Phyllis for those delicious meatballs!
California Association of Criminalists – November 6, 2012
In November, Dr. Steven Lee, Director of Forensic Science and Justice Studies at San Jose State University, invited Natasha to speak at the Fall 2012 California Association of Criminalists DNA Workshop hosted in San Jose, California. It was a great opportunity to meet the hardworking criminalists who are just as dedicated to ending the backlog as the NJP Team!
Drive for Justice Golf Outing – October 9, 2012
On October 9th, NJP held it’s inaugural celebrity “Drive for Justice” golf outing at the Pelham Country Club in New York. Celebrity golfers included Jeremy Roenick, Jim McMahon and Ken Daneko. A cocktail reception and dinner honoring Mrs. Patricia Lanza and the Lanza family followed, along with silent and live auctions with all proceeds benefiting NJP. It was a truly fantastic evening with great company and friends! We are looking forward to hosting our 2nd Annual “Drive for Justice” in California in the upcoming year!
University of Delaware – April 25, 2012
In April, Natasha took her college campus tour on the road and visited University of Delaware. Natasha was accompanied by Lisa M. Friel, former Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Both Natasha and Lisa presented to a lecture hall full of students, professors and community members, educating audience members on the backlog crisis and how New York City was able to tackle its backlog of nearly 17,000 kits. Natasha and Lisa held an informative Q&A following both presentations. NJP looks forward to returning to U of D early next year!
George Washington University: A Night of Comedy to Benefit Natasha’s Justice Project - April 16, 2012
Chinese Menu Comedy, in partnership with the sisters of Sigma Delta Tau, hosted a night of comedy to benefit Natasha’s Justice Project. Comedian Erin Jackson and the award-winning improv duo ShawnMikael(s) had us laughing through the night! Erin has appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show, Live At Gotham on Comedy Central, and was a featured performer on Last Comic Standing. Following the performance, Natasha’s showed a clip from the HBO Documentary Sex Crimes Unit and had an engaging question and answer session with the students of George Washington University.
This event was sponsored by:
Stony Brook University – March 21, 2012
Natasha was invited to Stony Brook University for a screening of Sex Crimes Unit and a Q&A follow-up. An audience full of students, staff and survivors gathered at Stony Brook University Hospital to learn Natasha’s story and how they may help in ending the nation’s rape kit backlog. We were also please to have a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner speak to audience about the grueling process of collecting evidence for a rape kit. The event was a huge success and showcased the great relationship between NJP and Stony Brook University. The screening was sponsored by Stony Brook’s Graduate Program in Public Health, School of Social Welfare, School of Nursing, the Department of Preventive Medicine, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Organization of Public Health Students, Suffolk County VIBS and the Center for Prevention and Outreach.