Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Enemies of Silence" Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event April 4th

So this is what I'll be doing at the River East Arts Center on Wednesday, April 4th from 6-8pm. I hope that you all will come listen to me read an excerpt from TRAINWRECK if you are in Chicago.

Celebrating the power of women’s resilience and resistance in the face of violence, Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) presents a night of performances by local luminaries. This one-of-a-kind event draws on the fierce joy of survival to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2012.


This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art. The free program series for the exhibition considers the global issue of violence against women through a series of innovative local programs organized by the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media; Rape Victim Advocates; and The Voices and Faces Project.


This event is free and open to the public. 

19 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

What a fabulous thing you're doing! Good luck on your presentation.

Jolene Perry said...

Wow. That's going to be an amazing night.

My husband just ended up with two more sex-assault cases that made me cringe. Sad.

M.J. Fifield said...

If I lived anywhere near the Chicago Cultural Center, I'd be there. Best of luck with your reading. It sounds like it'll be an amazing night for an amazing cause.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Man, I wish I lived in Chicago. Good luck! I know you will touch someones life. ;0)

Emily R. King said...

What a great event. I so would love to be there. You'll be epic.

Doug said...

"Luminary" is exactly the word I would use for you. Great opportunity.

Mandie Baxter said...

That sounds like an awesome event! :D You are inspiring.

Jessica Silva said...

if I lived in Chicago, I'd totally be there <3

erica and christy said...

What an excellent thing you are doing! Have an amazing time! (and I live 5.5 hours away - close, but not close enough!)
erica

E. Arroyo said...

Sounds like an awesome event!

Elodie said...

I´d be there in a heartbeat! Best of luck for your reading and Christa: you are amazing!

Alexis Bass Writes said...

This is one of those times a private jet would be handy. I'll be there in spirit. Can't wait to hear about the event. :)

Brinda said...

Wish I lived nearby... Have a great reading!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

One of those times I wish I lived in Chicago.... But I'll tweet about this for sure.

Medeia Sharif said...

This sounds like an amazing event for an important cause. I wish I could be there.

Talli Roland said...

What an incredible event. I wish I was in Chicago so I could go!

Heather said...

You rock for supporting such an important cause. I wish I could be there!

carey farrell said...

that is awesome...gonna try to make it, but i'll be coming home from new jersey and lord knows whether the airport gods will cooperate with me.

Sarah Pearson said...

If I didn't live across the ocean, I'd be proud to be there. Good luck to you, hope it goes well.