First Person Arts

Sexual Harassment: True Stories of Allyship, Whistleblowers, Healing & Empowerment, June 27

Posted on June 25, 2019

Please join First Person Arts on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5:30 – 9:00 PM at the Painted Bride (230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106).  We are partnering with PA Human Relations Commission to bring true stories of AlleyshipWhistleblowers, Healing & Empowerment as a catalyst for solutions-based conversations. Click here for the program agenda for the courageous stories on sexual harassment.

OPENING SESSION
Panelists: Jamie J. Brunson and Dr. Neil Bardhan

ALLIES & STORIES OF ALLYSHIP
Workshop Leader: Dr. Neil Bardhan
Featured Storyteller: Emily Woods

Emily Woods was assaulted while volunteering internationally. With no clear pathway to justice, alone and afraid in a foreign country – her assault went unreported. How can you help someone that has experienced sexual harassment? Was someone an ally for you after your own experience? This workshop is for allies and those who have received allyship.

WHISTLEBLOWERS Workshop
Leader: Vara Cooper
Featured Storyteller: Colleen Kennedy

The workplace, especially in politics – can seem like a minefield for up and coming female professionals. Colleen Kennedy’s willingness to speak up about sexual harassment in the workplace has landed her under fire. Colleen’s story compels us to ask ourselves: “How do you speak truth to power?”  Whistleblowers wield power on behalf of victims. They bring about change and justice. This workshop explores stories of courage.

THE WRITING ZONE Workshop
Leader: Dr. Neil Bardhan

The art of storytelling allows us to capture our experiences, reflect upon them deeply and articulate them to others. For those who want to process experiences of sexual harassment, First Person Arts offers this safe, nurturing “Writing Zone” complete with toolkits. Dr. Neil Bardhan will lead the workshop using discussion and guidance to start your process of discovery. Feedback will be available throughout, and possible next steps will be offered.

AFTER IT HAPPENED: STORIES OF HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT
Workshop Leader: Jamie J. Brunson
Featured Storyteller: Kathleen Lafferty

Experiencing sexual harassment as a “woman in a man’s world” has led Kat Laff to ask herself: “What is the world I want for my son? What kind of man do I want him to be?” The key to empowerment is taking control of the situation and re-molding into something better for the future.

CLOSING SEESSION
Panelist: Dr. Marquita Williams and Dr. Daniel Lee

Take control of your narrative, and you take control of your future.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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