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Book Launch and The Bristlecone Project – 25 September

Invite to upcoming book to be launched by the Nelson Male Survivors Group. This book has been penned by several members telling their stories of abuse and survival. As well as the book we will be welcoming The Bristlecone Project to Nelson.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Boys is a grippingly true account of the sexual abuse suffered by a group of boys. The book is set to be published by Nelson Male Survivors Group to bring to light the effect that sexual abuse against children has on the lives of the victims and their families.

With up to 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 3 girls being victims before they turn 16 it is time to see how destructive and prevalent childhood sexual abuse is in our society and take a stand against it.

As well as the book we will be welcoming the National award winning Bristlecone Project to Nelson. This international project founded by Dr David Lisak in 2013 features a selection of eight still images from the exhibition of male survivors from Nelson alongside their stories of sexual abuse.

The first hand multi-authored title will be launched on Tuesday the 25th September at the Whakatu Marae, 99 Atawhai Dr, Atawhai, with a Powhiri that is an open invite to the public to welcome this event from 4pm till 7:30pm.  With key note speakers and sexual abuse survivor advocates Louise Nicholas and Ken Clearwater supporting the launch. When Bad Things Happen to Good Boys will be available for purchase at the event for $10 cash. Food and refreshments provided. We hope to see you there!

RSVP to [email protected] or call 03 548 0403

Attached information:

Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: September 25, 2018
Start time: 4:00 PM
End Date: September 25, 2018
End Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Nelson Whakatu Marae
99 Atawhai Drive


Cost: Free

Contact Name: Louis Chapman
Contact Phone: 03 5480403
Contact Email: [email protected]

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