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A Long Walk Home: "A Story of a Rape Survivor (SOARS)" Multimedia Performance

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Miller Theatre, Columbia University

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), The Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program at Columbia University Presents:

SOARS

(Story of a Rape Survivor (SOARS) is an award winning multimedia performance that entertains as well as educates the audience about sexual assault prevention. Featuring the music of Nina Simone,Maxwell, and Sade, SOARS tells one woman’s story about how she reclaimed her body, sexuality, and self-esteem after being sexually assaulted in college. SOARS is a cutting-edge theatrical experience that stars a diverse cast of women, combining photographs, dance, spoken-word poetry and music as a way to educate about healing from sexual violence. The ultimate aim is to show that the shame, guilt and self-blame that rape victims too often experience can be eased; that the stories of rape survivors can be one of triumph and hope.

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home, Inc. (ALWH)
Founded in 2003, A Long Walk Home, Inc. (ALWH) is a non-profit that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features the testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender violence.

SOARS

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

**Free and Open to the Public**