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A Remembrance Event to Commemorate the One Year Anniversary of the Tragic Borderline Shootings and Woolsey Fires

HEALING ARTS FESTIVAL – AN ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF  MOORPARK COLLEGE AND ARTISTS FOR TRAUMA COLLABORATION

On Thursday, Nov. 7, there was a remembrance event to commemorate the one year anniversary of the tragic Borderline Restaurant mass shooting and traumatic Woolsey Fire by the Associated Students of Moorpark College (ASMC) in collaboration with Artists for Trauma (AFT).

Event photo

WHO: Numerous VIPs were at this event such as Laura T. Sharpe, founder of Artists for Trauma, former NFL player and motivational speaker Keith Mitchell, Dr. Julius Sokenu, Interim President of Moorpark College, Trauma Medical Director of Ventura County Medical Center and AFT Board of Director Dr. Thomas Duncan and Mary Poitier, mother of one of the victims.

Dr. Julius Sokenu, Laura T. Sharpe, Keith Mitchell, Mary Poitier, Mary Rees, Dr. Thomas Duncan, Dr. Amanuel Gebru, Graal Diaz, PhD, Amy Towner

“Creativity. Connectivity. Community. Our team of community partners; Ventura County Medical Center, Sharpe Interior Systems, Smart Art Box, Moby Arts and Keith Mitchell along with AFT volunteer artists, intern and staff were honored to support the memorable ASMC Healing Arts Festival. The Associated Students of Moorpark College (ASMC) exemplified inspiring leadership,” said Laura T. Sharpe, Board President and CEO, Artists for Trauma.

Mural by artist Pablo Damas

“We wanted to show students that their community is here for them,” said Poon Yuwawanit, Director of Academic Affairs of the ASMC. “By coming together and creating artwork, students embraced the healing power of art and honored those we lost a year ago. We are grateful to Artists for Trauma and all of our speakers for helping make this event possible,” she added.

Vida Ghaffari and former NFL player and motivational Keith Mitchell in their tree poses
My smart art box kits were passed out to student attendees.
AFT Volunteer Artist, musician Kendra Muecke

More info about the Associated Students of Moorpark College:

https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/student-activities/associated-students

More about Moorpark College:

https://www.moorparkcollege.edu

More about AFT:

https://artistsfortrauma.org

Event Hashtags: #moorparkcollege #ASMC #healingartsfestival #Artistsfortrauma #AFT #whererecoveryisanart #woolseyfire #venturastrong #805strong #TOstrong #Borderlinestrong

​Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

 

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