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‘Beat the Blame Game’ Performance on Nov. 3
On Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., Catharsis Productions will present “Beat the Blame Game,” a lively, yet serious, interactive program, as part of a year-long, campus-wide campaign to promote awareness about sexual consent. This event will take place in the Schine Underground. It is free and open to students, faculty and staff, although seating is limited—so get there early.
“Catharsis Productions provides such an informative, yet creative presentation around these very important cultural issues,” says Jill Sneider, sexual and relationship violence prevention coordinator in the Office of Health Promotion. “Their message will engage the audience in a way that they haven’t experienced before and challenge them to think about what they can do to change the culture of blaming victims for all forms of interpersonal violence.”
The mission of Catharsis Productions is to reduce interpersonal violence by providing artistically innovative and researched-supported programming that challenges oppressive attitudes, transforms behavior and inspires communities to create a world without violence. The “Beat the Blame Game” presentation is designed to be the reality check that interrupts the desensitization of rape supportive culture. Part of what sustains this desensitization is adherence to victim-blaming beliefs. This performance will engage the audience in a candid dialogue and support the work of cultural change.
“Beat the Blame Game” is sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion, Student Association, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team and the Office of Student Assistance.
“Student Association is committed to working toward changing rape culture on our campus, and is proud to lend our voice and resources to this critical consent campaign for our community,” says Brittany Moore, student engagement chair of Student Association and an organizer for the event. “We’re glad to partner with offices committed to this cause and encourage more collaborations to unite our campus on this important issue.”
For more information, contact Sneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.7126.