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Finding our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak

Opening reception: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

This innovative exhibition is co-curated by sister survivors and their allies, reflecting on the vast crisis of sexual violence centered on the MSU campus in recent years. Inspired by hundreds of teal bows and ribbon tied in early 2018 around campus trees as tributes to the survivors, the exhibit chronicles the continuing struggle by the survivors to call public attention to sexual violence and to promote dignity, healing, and positive transformation locally and globally. Visual art, poetry, text, and audio installations celebrate the power of singular and collective voices to challenge injustice, demand institutional accountability, and build a better world. A living reminder to each and every survivor of sexual violence that you are not alone, this dynamic space invites interactive dialogue with all visitors, as we consider together strategies to promote institutional change and nurture cultures of safety, compassion, and healing.

Speaker Series for “Finding our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak”

Spring 2019

link to YouTube videoTuesday, January 15 at 5:30 pm at the MSU Museum
Understanding Trauma: Scientific, Clinical, and Interpretive Perspectives on Sexual Violence”
Rebecca Campbell (Psychology), Tana Fedewa (Sexual Assault Program), Amy Bonomi (Human Development and Family Studies Department), Nicole Buchanan (Psychology), Melissa Hudecz (The Army of Survivors); Moderator: Heather L. McCauley (Human Development & Family Studies)

Tuesday, February 12, at 5:30 pm at the MSU Museum
Understanding Consent: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Sexuality and Sexual Violence”
Megan Maas (Human Development & Family Studies), Catherine Grosso (School of Law), Louise Harder (The Army of Survivors), Danielle Moore (The Army of Survivors), Kimberly Hurst (WC SAFE), Kat Ebert (Advisory Board, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners); Moderator: Tom Fritz, Jr. (Education)

*Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00 pm, at the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
“Resisting Sexual Violence through a Racial Justice Lens: Towards Inclusive Transformation”
Danielle McGuire (Wayne State) , Tamara Butler (English), Amanda Thomashow (Michigan Public Health Institute) Kym Worthy (Prosecutor for Wayne County) Arianna Castillo (The Army of Survivors); Moderator: Melanie Jacobs (School of Law)

Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 pm at the MSU Museum
“Covering the Crisis: Journalism and Sexual Violence”
Matt Mencarini (Lansing State Journal), Grace French (The Army of Survivors), Kate Wells (Michigan Radio), Kim Kozlowski (Detroit News), Judith Walgren (Journalism), Teresa Mastin (Advertising and Public Relations), Joanne Gerstner (Journalism); Moderator: Susan Carter, (Journalism)

Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 pm at the MSU Museum
Repair: Art, Ceremony, and Healing in the Shadow of Violence”
Alexandra Bourque (Artist), Jordyn Fishman (Artist), Kelly Hansen (Exhibition Designer), Karin Zitzewitz (Art, Art History and Design), Ellen Schattschneider (Brandeis), Valerie von Frank (Sister Survivors Support Parents’ Group), Trinea Gonczar (WC SAFE); Moderator: Carla Acevedo Yates (Broad Art Museum)

The spring speakers series a partnership between the MSU Museum and The Army of Survivors. Co-sponsors include the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Detroit Center.

Also view Survivors and Allies Project

This exhibition is generously supported by Grewal Law PLLC

Read, “MSU Museum to Tell Nassar Victims’ Teal Story,” by Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News

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