Mounted by ARC Gallery during Women's History Month, Fractured Yet Rising is a multimedia art exhibit that raises awareness about the different dimensions of violence against women, and communicates the experiences, journeys and shifts in self-perception from victims to communicators about the phenomenon. The exhibition explores the theme of violence against women by engaging with story and experience, the psychology of abuse, survival and transformation, and the role of mass media and culture in furthering violence against women. Healthy definitions of masculinity and femininity also will be depicted along with spiritual and conceptual foundations for understanding the phenomenon.
A CONVERSATION ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Mon. March 17, 6-9pm
Violence Against Women, Talking about the Hard Stuff:
Re-creating a Movement for Healing and Change.
Barbara Engel, MPH, survivor activist- leading the conversation
Sharmili Majmudar, Executive Director, Rape Victim Advocates
Scheherazade Tillet, M.A.A.T, Executive Director, A Long Walk Home
Kathy Doherty, Executive Director of Between Friends
A conversation that explores the personal and political dimensions of violence against women. We will examine the many forms of violence women endure in our culture, from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, to the feminization of poverty, the links between oppressions and the strength and strategies women use to cope, endure and thrive. We will also challenge the narrow confines of the traditional definitions of masculinity and the critical role men could play in preventing violence.
We will explore the ways in which healing, recovery and transformation occur in people, communities and societies.
Please join us for this probing, interactive discussion with remarkable women who have worked for decades to illuminate this problem and work to change the acceptance of violence in our homes, communities and culture.