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Mount Mary College presents this series on how creativity fuels social change for survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking.
Part III - Creating Change: How survivor stories are changing the movement to end violence against women.
March 21, 2013 -- Mount Mary College welcomed back Anne Ream, Chicago-based writer and the founder of The Voices and Faces Project™, as keynote speaker for this event. Anne is nationally known for her innovative efforts to improve the lives of women and girls and her passion for changing the status quo through a series of creative, media driven initiatives.
Facilitated by Professor Rachel Monaco-Wilcox of the Mount Mary College Justice Department, the program included an opportunity for audience members and survivors to speak with Anne Ream about Milwaukee initiatives and issues. Monaco-Wilcox is active in coordinating support services to survivors of human trafficking in the greater Milwaukee area and works with the Human Trafficking Task Force to raise awareness.
Part II - The Stories We Tell, Testimonial Writing Workshop
R. Clifton Spargo is an award‐winning writer, author of the forthcoming novel Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, and Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Participants showcased their work through a format provided by The Voices and Faces Project™ and Mount Mary College in order to impact the community through individual testimony.
Part I - Sexual Assault in the 21st Century: The Digital and Media Arts Discussion
The discussion was presented by Scheherazade Tillet of A Long Walk Home™, a nonprofit organization focused on sharing testimonies, poetry, music, dance, photography and video by survivors of sexual abuse and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and the prevention of sexual violence.
"Untold Stories" is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the state of Wisconsin. Any views, fundings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.