In Colorado, one in four women are sexually assaulted. The same is true of one in 17 men. How does sexual assault impact our community? How can we change the statistics? And perhaps most importantly, how can we change culture? Meet the individuals taking a stand against sexual violence in Colorado in a panel discussion with …SABINE WOMEN playwright Michael Yates Crowley.
As part of Local Theater Company’s commitment to engaging theatergoers—and new-to-theater audiences—in productions and conversations that spark camaraderie, learning, and contemplation, Hard Talks has been developed by Artistic Director Pesha Rudnick and Outreach Coordinator Steve San Luis to talk, openly and safely, about issues of rape culture and sexual assault in our community. The talks are being presented simultaneously with our fall production of THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN, BY GRACE B. MATTHIAS.
Panelists: Michael Yates Crowley, Playwright, …SABINE WOMEN
Sarah Dobson, Prevention Coordinator, Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)
Candace Joice, Education Director, iEmpathize
Tanya Kearns, Licensed Professional Counselor, Office of Victim Assistance, University of Colorado Boulder
Moderator: Betty Hart, Actor, Artist and Facilitator
Co-sponsored with square product theatre, this event is free thanks to support from Boulder Arts Commission.