POSTPONED: Member-Sponsored Briefing: FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

POSTPONED: Member-Sponsored Briefing: FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

Friday, October 19, 2018, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

This briefing has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

With the explosion of the #metoo movement (founded by Tarana Burke), communities nationwide have been challenged to expand their understanding of sexual and domestic violence. This movement did not just emerge last year: throughout history survivors have organized to build an intersectional movement to end rape. 

Please join representatives from FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture who will share highlights of their work around rape culture, the intersections of sexual and domestic violence with other social justice issues, and the role of art in changing culture. Specifically, they will share their ongoing survivor organizing work in Baltimore, as well as their Spring 2019 Monument Quilt Display and Baltimore Convening.

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, a Baltimore-based survivor artist collective creates art that amplifies survivor voices and builds spaces for healing. The real change they create can be seen in the Monument Quilt, a collection of three thousand quilt squares created by survivors and allies, our organizing to end rape culture in Baltimore, and our work to end the incarceration of survivors. Nationally known for producing large-scale public art projects, FORCE believes that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, and envision a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent.

This program is sponsored by the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. It is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only. Continental breakfast will be served.