Honouring Our Stories: Addressing Sexual Violence

Honouring Our Stories is an art-based community project with the goal to increase women, police, and the community’s understanding to acknowledge of the resiliency and dignity of survivors of sexual violence.
The stories are told through video that features pictures, visual art, text, video, and music as a way to share in first person narrative for personal growth and healing, education, community engagement, and policy change.

Attendance is FREE but please reserve your spot through a ticket, if possible. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

GOALS (of the project)
-To inspire understanding, educate, challenge victim-blaming and shape the community dialogue about sexual violence through art-making and digital stories created by women participants.
-To centre women’s experiences of sexual violence and focus on women’s dignity and resistance to violence to counter myths, assumptions, and stereotypes about victims.
-To engage police officers as allies and examine their role in community safety.
-To engage local artists in program delivery and ensure they have the support to deliver programming that reflects and responds to the needs of participants.
-To engage the community through arts-based practice to show support for women who have experienced sexual violence and to increase awareness about how everybody plays a role in preventing and addressing sexual violence.

Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre works to create and advocate for safe and supportive environments so that women can fully engage in their lives and communities. The Centre works with women to increase their access to knowledge, skills and resources so they can make informed and strategic choices.
For more information, please see: http://www.nwowomenscentre.org/honouring-our-stories

Funding for this work was provided by It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment. Ontario Arts Council Creative Engagement Fund to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment in Ontario.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. It just helps us to confirm numbers!
  • PACI Building - Auditorium
    401 Red River Road, Thunder Bay
  • Tuesday Jan 16, 2018
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