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January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stories Spark Change – Roxane Gay in Conversation with Eternity Martis: A discussion of survivorship and healing from sexual violence
Join internationally renowned author Roxane Gay and best-selling author Eternity Martis for an in-depth conversation about how we can address how we police ourselves as survivors to reclaim our story and push back against shame to create space for healing. As survivors, we may internalize the lie that our pleasure, needs and healing are too much of a burden. Stories Spark Change is an opportunity to explore letting go of guilt and blame, knowing that sexual violence is never our fault. This night will be a celebration of healing, self-love and pleasure.
Stories Spark Change Organizing Committee: Ryerson University, Laurier University, Carleton University, Queen’s University, McMaster University, University of Guelph, University of Windsor, University of Toronto, York University.
Stories Spark Change is part of Consent Action Week, an educational initiative held during the last week of January at universities across Ontario. The week is an opportunity for campus communities to create a dialogue about consent, pleasure, relationships and increase understanding of sexual violence. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of both on and off-campus services. The Ontario University Sexual Violence Network created Consent Action Week 2018.
Content note: this is a conversation about healing and will not be about the harm that occurred.