Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Fostering A Culture of Consent in Theater

This workshop is designed specifically for the ASUSF College Players at the University of San Francisco to address consent, respect, and provide some bystander intervention training, specifically in a theatre context. The workshop will focus on skill development and support for the students at the University of San Francisco. TAC will provide written resources, as well as take participants through several practical activities and suggestions for adaptive rehearsal hall practices over the course of this three-hour workshop.

Goals

  • Identify how society perpetuates harmful messages about consent, relationships and sexual violence 
  • Understand how these prevailing attitudes affect our theatre practices
  • Learn and practice skills/tools that can prepare folx to recognize when and how to be active bystanders 

Outline

  1. Welcome/Introductions

  2. Spheres of Influence

  3. Activity: Practicing Consent in the rehearsal hall

  4. The Four D’s of Bystander Intervention

  5. Understanding Harassment

  6. Barriers to intervention - How theatre training can blur lines

  7. Activity: Bystander Scenarios

  8. Accountability Model

  9. Additional Resources

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Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Community Consent Conversation - All Welcome

In response to recent social media conversations within our local and national community and in support of #BelieveHer #TimesUp #metoo, The Theatre Arts Collective for Consent and Respect (TAC) is facilitating a Community Consent Conversation. The date and time is an act of solidarity toward our Toronto colleagues' silent vigil in front of Soulpepper Theatre.

Where: Arts Commons: Arts Learning Centre
located on the main floor beside the box office

When: Wed. January 10, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm we will take a break at 7

Who: Women, Men, and Gender Non Conforming Individuals
All folx in the arts who are interested in this conversation.

We are hoping to collaborate with you, our community, to provide a safer space for people to discuss current concerns, new experiences, and ways that we can identify the needs of individuals and groups in order to support one another.

We are aiming to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for these conversations to happen. This is not a facilitated group counselling session - this is a space to share and/or listen. This meet-up is confidential however we are unable to provide the protection of qualified privilege. This means that disclosures that specifically name people would be open to liable. If you are looking for a safe space to discuss these issues we welcome you to attend this upcoming Community Consent Conversation.

See more on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2101067140122015/

Regarding Soulpepper Theatre:

“As many of you now know, four brave, fearless Canadian actors have come forward with painful stories of sexual harassment by Artistic Director Albert Schultz at the Soulpepper Theatre Company. 

Members of the Canadian theatre community from all departments and patrons of Soulpepper have expressed that they are at a loss of how to support Patricia Fagan, Kristin Booth, Diana Bentley and Hannah Miller for their harrowing bravery. 

In an act of solidarity members of the theatre community will be gathering peacefully outside the doors of Soulpepper on Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30pm - 7:30pm. 
This is meant to be a silent, peaceful act of support honouring our colleagues with the deepest respect. 

We want to send a message to Soulpepper and the broader theatre community that we will not tolerate any abuse towards our colleagues. 

We all know that very hard road is ahead for Ms. Fagan, Ms. Booth, Ms. Bentley and Ms.Miller in the coming weeks and months as they fight to make their voices heard. 

In Solidarity”

 
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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Community Consent Conversation - Female-Identifying

In response to #metoo, the Theatre Arts Collective for Consent and Respect (TAC) will be hosting a Community Consent Conversation on Tuesday, Oct 24 for female identifying, gender queer, non-binary, and trans individuals. 

Community Consent Conversations: Female Identifying
Calgary Sexual Health Centre, #700 1509 Centre Street SW.
Tuesday, October 24, 6:00-7:30 pm
Please RSVP by PM to Erin Flasch or Valerie Planche

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Hello community!

Beginning last summer, the women of our community met up at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre to begin the discussion about sexual violence occurring in the arts community and how to take action to prevent it. Out of these meetings was borne the Theatre Arts Collective for Consent and Respect (TAC), a committee formed to help shape policy, provide an avenue for advocacy, and act as a conduit between Calgary theatre artists, companies, and related organizations regarding gender, sexuality, sexual conduct, and sexual violence.

Additionally, we see the value in continuing to hold a safe space for people to discuss current concerns, new experiences, and to provide ongoing feedback to influence future action by TAC and Calgary Sexual Health Centre.

What we’ve seen is that people just need to talk. We aim to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for these conversations to happen. This is not a facilitated group counselling session - this is a space to share and/or listen.

If you are looking for a safe space to discuss these issues we welcome you to attend this upcoming Community Consent Conversation. 

Please remember that you are welcome to share this date and time with any women identifying, gender queer, non-binary and trans individuals in our community. Concurrently there is a similar group for male-identifying individuals. Please contact Braden Griffiths at griffiths.braden@gmail.com for more info.

These meet ups are confidential and protected by qualified privilege. The only information that will be shared is our collective feedback about how to take action to end sexual violence in our community.

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Community Bystander Training

TAC is hosting a FREE Community Bystander Training in partnership with Calgary Sexual Health. 

What's this all about? It's a workshop designed specifically for the theatre community, to address issues surrounding consent and respect we face due to the nature of our industry. It's an engaging workshop, led by experienced facilitators from the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. This workshop will will provide you with the tools to recognize and respond to power-based violence and harassment. If you've ever felt like you wanted to say something but weren't sure how to say it - or if it was safe to speak - this workshop is highly recommended. It's practical, and actually gives you the chance to test and employ the skills you learn. 

Space is limited so be sure to sign up here via Eventbrite! We hope you can join us to make the theatre community a safer space for everyone. 

 

 

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Community Consent Conversation - Male-Identifying - September 18

Calgary Sexual Health Centre, #700 1509 Centre Street SW.

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Hello community!

Beginning last summer, members of our community met up at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre to begin the discussion about sexual violence occurring in the arts community and how to take action to prevent it. Out of these meetings was borne the Theatre Arts Collective for Consent and Respect (TAC), a committee formed to help shape policy, provide an avenue for advocacy, and act as a conduit between Calgary theatre artists, companies, and related organizations regarding gender, sexuality, sexual conduct, and sexual violence.

Additionally, we see the value in continuing to hold a safe space for people to discuss current concerns, new experiences, and to provide ongoing feedback to influence future action by TAC and Calgary Sexual Health Centre.

What we’ve seen is that people just need to talk. We aim to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for these conversations to happen. This is not a facilitated group counselling session - this is a space to share and/or listen.

If you are looking for a safe space to discuss these issues we welcome you to attend any upcoming Community Consent Conversation. We'll post specific dates here as they are confirmed.

Please remember that you are welcome to share this date and time with any male identifying, gender queer, non-binary and trans individuals in our community. Concurrently there will be a similar group for female-identifying individuals. 

These meet ups are confidential and protected by qualified privilege. The only information that will be shared is our collective feedback about how to take action to end sexual violence in our community.

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Community Consent Conversation - Female-Identifying - September 11

Calgary Sexual Health Centre, #700 1509 Centre Street SW.

Please note the new date and location for our next meet-up. 

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Hello community!

Beginning last summer, the women of our community met up at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre to begin the discussion about sexual violence occurring in the arts community and how to take action to prevent it. Out of these meetings was borne the Theatre Arts Collective for Consent and Respect (TAC), a committee formed to help shape policy, provide an avenue for advocacy, and act as a conduit between Calgary theatre artists, companies, and related organizations regarding gender, sexuality, sexual conduct, and sexual violence.

Additionally, we see the value in continuing to hold a safe space for people to discuss current concerns, new experiences, and to provide ongoing feedback to influence future action by TAC and Calgary Sexual Health Centre.

What we’ve seen is that people just need to talk. We aim to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for these conversations to happen. This is not a facilitated group counselling session - this is a space to share and/or listen.

If you are looking for a safe space to discuss these issues we welcome you to attend any upcoming Community Consent Conversation. We're planning to host them the second Monday of every month but will post specific dates here as they are confirmed.

Please remember that you are welcome to share this date and time with any women identifying, gender queer, non-binary and trans individuals in our community. Concurrently there will be a similar group for male-identifying individuals. Please contact Stafford at sperry@calgarysexualhealth.ca for more info.

These meet ups are confidential and protected by qualified privilege. The only information that will be shared is our collective feedback about how to take action to end sexual violence in our community.

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Community Consent Conversation - Female-Identifying - July 10

Calgary Sexual Health Centre, 301 14 St NW; free parking on 2nd Ave after 6 pm

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Hello community!

Beginning last summer, the women of our community met up at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre to begin the discussion about sexual violence occurring in the arts community and how to take action to prevent it. Out of these meetings was borne the Theatre Arts Collective for Consent and Respect (TAC), a committee formed to help shape policy, provide an avenue for advocacy, and act as a conduit between Calgary theatre artists, companies, and related organizations regarding gender, sexuality, sexual conduct, and sexual violence.

Additionally, we see the value in continuing to hold a safe space for people to discuss current concerns, new experiences, and to provide ongoing feedback to influence future action by TAC and Calgary Sexual Health Centre.

What we’ve seen is that people just need to talk. We aim to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for these conversations to happen. This is not a facilitated group counselling session - this is a space to share and/or listen.

If you are looking for a safe space to discuss these issues we welcome you to attend any upcoming Community Consent Conversation. We're planning to host them the second Monday of every month but will post specific dates here as they are confirmed.

Please remember that you are welcome to share this date and time with any women identifying, gender queer, non-binary and trans individuals in our community. Concurrently there will be a similar group for male-identifying individuals. Please contact Stafford at sperry@calgarysexualhealth.ca for more info.

These meet ups are confidential and protected by qualified privilege. The only information that will be shared is our collective feedback about how to take action to end sexual violence in our community.

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