43 minute DVD
Sexual abuse has long been a silent, secret, hidden crime affecting the lives of children and the adults they become. In multicolored swatches of fabric, The Banner Project tells the world that hundreds of men, women, and children have survived childhood experiences of sexual abuse by family members and others. Each square shows a hand raised to say "Stop! No more!" and represents thousands of survivors who are breaking society's silence about this insidious crime, helping to heal from decades of pain and isolation.
In January 1993, three survivors, Safer Society Award winner Lori Schroeder, author and longtime survivor activist Euan Bear of the Safer Society Program, and survivor Olin McGill (speaking out publicly for the first time), gathered to talk about the Banner Project and the impact of incest and childhood sexual abuse on their lives. The three speak of pain, secrecy, and rage, but also healing, joy, and wholeness.