Thank you for supporting the 10th annual Brave Bold & Beautiful

Thank You!

Brave, Bold & Beautifulbbb-banner-for-social-media was a huge success and it is evident that our community is strong, resilient, and empowered to make a difference. We encourage you to take this momentum and apply your passion to no longer tolerate rape culture and sexual assault. Each of us can do our part to take a stand, whether that be through volunteering your time, speaking out against social injustice, or donating to fund programs like MESA that will fight on behalf of the community to eradicate  the presence of sexual violence.
Melissa Rumsey with Shiff Dance Collective

In the days to come, we look to the support of our community more than ever. Thank you to those who were able to donate and contribute to our mission at the 10th annual Brave, Bold & Beautiful. We simply could not thrive without your support. If you were unable to join us and would like to help make a difference, please consider a gift of a donation. Such donations go to fund our programming, including primary prevention education, in-person advocacy, and bilingual client services.

Thank you to the artists for collaborating and embracing our mission through your performances: Peter Garland, Andrew Sturtz, Alexis Cooley, Art as Action, Cooper Braun, Teresa Storch, and Schiff Dance Collective.


And lastly, but certainly not least, thank you to our community for joining us and coming together to stand in solidarity as we move to end sexual assault.
~The MESA Team
MESA staff: Martha Hawkinson, Amanda Brookman, Camilo Casas, Janine D’Anniballe, Gosia Pastusiak, Claire Cuthbert, Kelly Poirier


Yoga Workshop: Understanding the Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Yoga

Yoga Workshop Flyer Spring 2016

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is proud to share an opportunity to attend a yoga workshop focused on Understanding the Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Yoga. This workshop is for yoga teachers, health-care providers, and therapists.

Join Dr. Janine D’Anniballe as she offers a framework of psychological trauma and how traumatic stress manifests in the body and mind. You will learn about the latest research in the field of trauma studies and how yoga and mindfulness practices can be used to manage symptoms and facilitate healing. This training is for yoga teachers who want to gain knowledge and skills to teach students in a trauma-informed way, and mental health professionals, and health providers who would like to integrate some of the tools of yoga into their work to support clients in their growth and transformation. The workshop will include lecture, discussion, and yoga practice.

Janine D’Anniballe, PhD, RYT is the Director of Community Services and Trauma-Informed Care at Mental Health Partners. She is a licensed psychologist and a nationally recognized expert who specializes in the areas of neurobiology of trauma, vicarious trauma and treatment for survivors. She is also a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) accredited through Yoga Alliance.

When: Saturday, January 7th
Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. *Open to the public
Session 2: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. *This afternoon session is practical experience specifically for Yoga Teachers to apply to their public and private classes.
Where: Soul Tree – Simpson Studio, 422 East Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO 80226

Workshop Fee: $50/session OR $90 for both *A portion of proceeds directly benefits programs and services of Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)

To register, please visit:

Announcing Boulder artists for MESA’s 10th annual Brave, Bold & Beautiful

On November 10th, 2016 join us at the Dairy Arts Center as we celebrate our community’s progress in changing rape culture through the expression of local artists. All proceeds from this event will benefit MESA’s services, prevention education and community outreach initiatives.
Introducing our artist line-up for the 10th annual Brave, Bold and Beautiful sponsored by Flatirons Subaru:
Cooper, a local story-teller from Stories with Spirit is committed to bringing traditional live storytelling into the new millennium. He will be reciting a tale that touches on hardships, empowerment, transformation and learning to love one self.
Art as Action (AaA) is a collective of Artivists, which AaA defines as champions and ambassadors of the communal, universal, healing language of art. The collective has been part of the Colorado arts community since 2002. Their mission is to create arenas for discovering, inventing and experiencing collaborative art in a dynamic community.
The Schiff Dance Collective based out of Boulder, CO is a contemporary dance company with a commitment to inspire and enlighten the public through the beauty of dance; while upholding the foundation, artistry, and heritage of this powerful movement art.
The Schiff Dance Collective will be performing pieces that speak to transformation, strength, and empowerment.
Teresa is an international live performer of joyful strength and riveting, emotional power. Her soulful,Americana songwriting balances on the fence between folk and jazz, drawing comparisons to Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin. She has recorded 3 studio albums, 2 live albums and toured nationally for 12 years, bringing her songs to theaters, clubs, coffeehouses, and living rooms.
Support the cause and join us at Brave, Bold & Beautiful 2016!

The Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
$30 General Admission
$25 Student (must show valid ID)
$25 Children 12 and Under

“Locker Room Talk”: Rape Culture in 2016

In light of recent developments in the presidential race, MESA Director Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, and MESA Prevention Coordinator Camilo Casas will hold an online discussion on the state of rape culture today. Join them for a conversation on the impact of media coverage on survivors, toxic masculinity, and prevention strategies that focus on cultural change.

When: Friday, October 14th, streaming from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. MST

We’d love to hear your questions, comments, and opinions. Email us at

We’re Moving!

It is with great pleasure that we write to inform you that on Thursday, October 13th, 2016, we will open our doors in more spacious and comfortable surroundings. We will be located at 1333 Iris Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304. However, our phone numbers will remain the same. The MESA office number is 303-443-0400, the 24-hour hotline number is 303-443-7300, and our contact email address remains

Please click the map below for directions and parking. If you have any questions about the new location or our services, please call us and we’ll be happy to help. We look forward to seeing you at our new space.mesa-office-1333-iris-ave-large

Mindfulness for Trauma Survivors

Mindfulness GroupThis 6-week program is focused on addressing anxiety and promoting well-being after trauma. You will:

  • Receive information on stress inoculation
  • Share your experiences on this topic
  • Practice relaxation responses
  • Receive feedback concerning the fundamental practice of well-being
  • Increase your awareness on the physiological responses to stress.
Who it helps: Designed for primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault.Tami BS
When: Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (4 weeks), September 7th to October 12th 2016
Where: MESA Office (2336 Canyong Blvd. Suite 103, Boulder, CO, 80302)
Facilitator: Tami Boehle-Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCHH, HTP.
Investment:  $60 per 6-week sessions
For more information, call 303-443-0400 or email


MESA Mountaineers – New!



A hiking group for survivors, loved ones, and allies.

MESA Mountaineers is a group of hikers, primarily for trauma survivors and their loved ones. Nature is a proven stress reliever and allows for great opportunities for healing. We welcome people of all genders and cultures.
Who it helps: Survivors, loved ones, and allies
When: The first Sunday of every month
Where: To be determined
Facilitator: Erna Lukac, MESA Intern
Cost: Free. Donations welcomed.
To register or learn more contact MESA at or call 303-443-0400.Click here to contact us today!

Introducing the MESA Client Library

Client Library 2016Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is proud to share our new client library. The library hosts fifty books with topics that relate to sexual assault, trauma, and the journey to find healing. Speak to a MESA staff member about checking out a book today!


Call 303-443-0400 or email for more information!

Here’s Your information for Early Packet Pick Up! Don’t miss out on the fun!

This Saturday, April 23rd join us for Early Packet Pick Up from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Flatirons Subaru. Don’t miss out on the party! We will be there handing out race bibs, t-shirts and goody bags. Upstart Kombucha will be there with complimentary Kombucha and other goodies and treats will be provided by our sponsor “I and Love and You”. Bring your canine companion and enjoy a doggy photo booth courtesy of Flatirons Subaru.
Goody bags will only be provided at Early Packet Pick Up, so don’t miss out! See you there!!

Summer 2016 Hotline Volunteer Needed!

Training Dates Announced:

MESA’s Hotline volunteer training will be held May 23rd through June 27th. MESA needs you! Gain skills and experience while moving to end sexual assault. Click HERE to apply today!

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