Women Organized Against Rape and InterAct Theatre present a sexual violence symposium. Speakers from Temple University and Villanova University will present on the link between 1) street harassment and rape culture and 2) rape as a vulnerability that can lead to exploitation/human trafficking. Participants will leave this workshop more knowledgeable about the risk factors associated with human trafficking and more informed about the problem and motivated to work towards solutions that shift our communities to a culture of consent.
Attendees will gain an understanding of:
• Who is most affected by street harassment, rape/sexual assault and human trafficking in Philadelphia
• Human trafficking in modern society and what it looks like in Philadelphia
• The definition of street harassment and how it fits into the spectrum of sexual violence and rape culture
• Different strategies used to interrupt street harassment
• The global movement to end street harassment
Target Population: The following people are encouraged to attend this event:
• Higher education
• University administrators
• College students
• Medical professionals
• School administrators
• Concerned Citizens
• Leaders of all types: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, homeroom parents
• Early childhood development staff
• Domestic violence specialists and trauma experts
Nuala Cabral - is an educator, activist and award-winning filmmaker, who has taught media production, media advocacy and media literacy in high schools, colleges and community centers. Nuala's commitment to social justice informs her teaching, activism and creative practice. While earning a Master’s degree in Media Studies and Production from Temple University, Nuala co-founded a media literacy/activist project with women of color called FAAN (Fostering Activism & Alternatives Now!). In addition to her media interests, Nuala is a founding member of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and active in the movement around gender based violence, street harassment and teaching consent. Currently, Nuala manages communications and youth media at the University Community Collaborative at Temple University where she oversees their award-winning youth news program, POPPYN (Presenting Our Perspective: Philly Youth News.)
Shea M. Rhodes, Esq. - has dedicated her career to combating violence against women, protecting the rights of those who are oppressed or exploited, and championing human rights. She is the statewide legal expert on Pennsylvania laws related to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. As the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Ms. Rhodes works with and on behalf of victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
Bonus: All participants will receive a swag bag, discount code to Sensitive Guys @ Interact Theatre (for use that night) and entry into raffle for Athena device (smart jewelry that emits an alarm & messages loved ones with your location) created by ROAR for Good.
**Proceeds will support the clients of Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)**