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.