Pair of West campus events promote ‘End Violence Against Women’
Arizona State University’s West campus will be the site of a pair of events designed to bring greater attention to all kinds of violence against women. The events are among the highlights of a two-month End Violence Against Women (EVAW) campaign that has served as a vehicle for rich dialogue around the causes and forms of such violence and tangible ways to end it.
On April 18, the play production of “Demons” will be presented in La Sala A and B at 6 p.m. The play, both witty and haunting, portrays the struggles of Claire, a victim of childhood sexual abuse and a sexual assault. Luoluo Hong, director of student affairs at the West campus, will provide opening remarks prior to the start of the play. Admission is free.
On April 25, Peg Thatcher, founder of the Project to End Rape International (PERI), is the featured speaker at “Stand for a World in Which There is No Rape…Ever!” in UCB 322 and 323 at 5 p.m. Thatcher will address the public’s acceptance of rape as an inevitable horror and talk about the spirit of a new possibility that exists in the minds and hearts of society. Admission is free.
“Violence against women encompasses more than rape,” says Ann Pham, director of the West campus’ Office of Diversity and Social Justice. “These events help us to broaden the focus of the traditional Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and they will expose the many forms of violence women experience and provide a voice to survivors and friends and supporters to challenge the current societal attitude of silence and invisibility.”
April 18, 2007 6 p.m.
“Demons” Play production
La Sala A & B
April 25, 2007 5 p.m.
“Stand for a World in Which There is No Rape…Ever!”