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Theatre For Social Justice Workshop
Topic: Sexual Assault
The Arts Asylum Co-Lab
May 25, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Utilizing tools developed by Augusto Boal - the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) & Forum Theatre - in addition to other theatrical exercises, we will explore shared experiences, challenge oppression, and lift up voices that have been silenced.
This workshop will be limited to 20 people. Please be sure to register if you plan to attend. This event is FREE. Suggested donation $10.
In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime
51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance
52.4% of male victims report being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger
Rape is the most under-reported crime; 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police
The prevalence of false reporting is low — between 2% and 10%
81% of women and 35% of men report significant short- or long-term impacts such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The lifetime cost of rape per victim is $122,461
(retrieved from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center)