Arc news: October 2015
Arc launches Raised Voices latest film and website resources!
Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and London Borough of Barking & Dagenham MOPAC, we were delighted to launch our female empowerment group's second year resources at a special celebratory event on 17 September to a packed house of specially invited guests.
This year, our award-winning peer-mentoring project for young women in Barking & Dagenham focuses on mental health, self-harm, homophobia, sexual exploitation and domestic violence. Our group of inspiring young people have worked on a new selection of film shorts, using drama to bring the subjects to life. Here is an article about the Launch in the Barking & Dagenham Post dated 23 September, page 16:
In addition to the short films, we have developed a brand new website exploring the themes, including the films, background to the project and signposting where to go for advice and help on the issues. The Raised Voices website is still a work in progress, but can be visited here: Raised Voices website
From September until November, our participants will be touring local schools, youth centres and to professional platforms with the film and workshop presentation, aiming to empower young people with the confidence and knowledge to make healthy lifestyle choices.