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The Talk Project: Peer to Peer Teen Conversations on Sexual Violence in our Culture – Empower Yourself
April 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
“I’m having #TheTalk because I need to know these things. They affect me and all of my friends.” The Talk Project is designed to de-stigmatize the discussion of sexual violence in order to empower teens to understand the causes of it, to speak out against violence and harmful behavior, to engage in healthy, consensual relationships, to make informed decisions about seeking legal justice if necessary, and to create cultural change.
You get to talk about these issues in a safe space in discussions led by educators your own age. Through conversation, interactive activities, and video clips, learn how you can de-stigmatize the discussion of sexual violence, discover how you can stop the cycle that enables sexual violence, and learn about consent culture and how you can advocate for it. Empower yourself with tools and language to speak up for yourself and for justice.
The Talk Project, in partnership with The Hunting Ground film, is an interactive presentation delivered by peer-educators on the topic of sexual violence and consent that was developed by high school students. Joining the peer-educators will be two students from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, one a rabbinic and education student and the other, a joint Jewish non-profit management and social work student to offer a Jewish perspective on these issues.