Standing up against sexual assault & harassment
TW: sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape
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So many women of all colors have suffered sexual harassment and assault at several arts institutions in our hometown of Jersey City, and their voices have so often been silenced. We are reaching out to these survivors and offer support, resources and opportunities to find healing. We hear you, we stand with you, we fight for you. Protecting women should always be a priority. We will hold your abusers accountable and advocate for broken systems to be discarded, and for supportive communities to be built in their place.
Most recently, women in the local slam poetry scene have spoken out against a poet who allegedly preyed on young women, including minors. As these survivors share their experiences with the community, it's become incredibly clear that women artists in our community are unsupported, unheard and unprotected.