End the Silence Campaign, a project designed to increase awareness about sexual violence through creative expression, seeks poets, visual artists, and musical performers for a benefit concert and community awareness event on November 5, 2009. This event, which will be held at Modern Formations Gallery from 7:30 – 10 pm, is a benefit and kick-off for “Discover Your Voice,” a writing workshop for survivors of sexual violence presented by End the Silence Campaign and the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime.
Any artist wishing to perform in support of this important issue should contact Emily Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Poetry, art, and music does not need to speak directly to the issue of sexual violence, but must be in the spirit of peace and community activism.
This event is designed to uplift and give hope to all survivors of violence and their friends and loved ones, as well as speak to the community about the need to address the silence that surrounds this issue. All types of performances are welcome!
Come check out an amazing group of poets at the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty from 7-9 pm Tuesday, September 29. This is going to be an amazing event with poetry that will truly blow your mind. You don’t want to miss this!!
The tour is called the ELEPHANT ENGINE HIGH DIVE REVIVAL-and will include performances by Buddy Wakefield, Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown, Shira Erlichman and Andrea Gibson.
To learn more, check out the website: http://silverspooky.com/wp-content/themes/clean-home/elephant/elephant_revival.html
“He wanted to show me a really pretty beach that was nearby. I said no. He said it was so beautiful and I would love it. He said we will watch the sunset together. I said no. He said it won’t take long… Let’s just watch the sunset together before it is too late… It did not make sense. I am scared. I am in his car. I am in my bikini. I am alone with him. There is no beautiful beach. There is no sunset. I do not know how to get back to my hotel. His
and smile are gone.” (excerpt from “Beautiful Sunsets”)
Read “Beautiful Sunsets” posted in the Prose section. Thank you, Tori, for the courage and strength it took to share your story. You are among friends.
Join Tori in the campaign to end the silence surrounding sexual violence. One story at a time.