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2023 Resilience Symposium

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm



Thriving Through Trauma

2023 Resilience Symposium

April 28, 2023, 8:30 am -4:30 pm
Methodist Church, Bishop.
Breakfast & lunch provided by Pupfish Cafe.

  • 8:30 am – 9 am meeting at the Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony at the Inyo County Building (Clint G Quilter Building)
  • Check-in & breakfast begin at 8:30 am

CASA of the Eastern Sierra is excited to announce its 5th annual Resilience Symposium and would like to invite you to attend the event IN PERSON! Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of experts, connect with community members, and participate in a film screening and producer Q&A. Our keynote will be presented by Morgan Perry, who has been combatting the injustice of sex trafficking in the United States, abroad, and online for the last 16 years. The lineup is as follows:

  • Keynote Speaker – MORGAN PERRY

Her films have received major distribution and she has presented on these topics at numerous venues, including CNN, NBC, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the United Nations, and more. Morgan is dedicated to exposing systemic injustices and targeting legal reform. She states that children in foster care and the juvenile justice systems are disproportionately at greater risk of sex trafficking. CASA and family resource centers nationwide are uniquely positioned to prevent this crime. Morgan will answer the following questions in her keynote: What’s the problem? How did we get here? What’s at stake if we stay here? And finally, where do we go from here.

  • Children’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

This event will kick off the Symposium day. Join us for the raising of the Children’s Memorial Flag at the Clint G. Quilter Building at 8:30am to recognize all children who have lost their lives due to abuse or neglect during Child Abuse Prevention Month, share a moment of silence and help raise awareness about this important topic.

  • CASA of the Eastern Sierra – History and Service

A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a trained community volunteer appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interest of a child in foster care. This short presentation will cover how the volunteer movement started, what we are doing locally and how you can get involved.

  • Panel Discussion: The Correlation Between Intergenerational Trauma and Substance Use

Join us for a panel discussion on intergenerational trauma, substance use and recovery, with service providers in Inyo and Mono County. Learn about the local impact of these issues and resources available for both prevention and intervention.

Filmed for over three years, JACINTA begins at the Maine Correctional Center where Jacinta and her mother Rosemary are incarcerated together, both recovering from drug addiction. When Jacinta is released from prison she hopes to maintain her sobriety and reconnect with her own daughter, Caylynn. Despite her desire to rebuild her life for her daughter, Jacinta continually struggles against the forces that first led to her addiction. JACINTA is a deeply intimate portrait of mothers and daughters, the effects of intergenerational trauma and addiction, incarceration, and crime. Join us for the screening of this documentary and be ready for a Q&Q with Jacinta, Caylynn and producer, Jessica Earnshaw

This event is FREE and fully catered. Breakfast and lunch put on by Pupfish Cafe.

Please note: Space is limited and all participants MUST be registered to attend the event. REGISTRATON WILL CLOSE APRIL 27, 2023!

We ask that all attendees wear blue to stand in solidarity for Child Abuse Prevention Month!


April 28
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


CASA of the Eastern Sierra
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First United Methodist Church
205 N Fowler St
Bishop, CA 93514 United States
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