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#MeToo a Night of Performance, Downlow Stories & Connection
Telluride Theatre & The San Miguel Resource Center present #MeToo, a night of performance, Downlow stories & connection. In the era of #MeToo, the two organizations are coming together to show that consent is not only sexy, but mandatory, and sexual assault is still a major issue. It will be a very special night of performance: part theatre, part poetry, part survivor stories.
The #MeToo movement was founded nearly a decade ago by social justice activist Tarana Burke. However, it really took hold in 2017 when high profile individuals, using their fame and celebrity, advanced the cause by breaking the silence and coming forward with stories about sexual assault and harassment, opening the gates for everyone to follow. The movement has created an important space within the broader community for survivors to share their stories, to be listened to, to be heard, and to be believed. Emerging from the shadows, sexual assault and sexual harassment now occupy every day conversations. The movement has broken down barriers, including the fear of not being believed, not feeling safe, not feeling validated by the legal situation, disruption of personal lives—and helps individuals not feel isolated in their experiences.
21+, $10 suggested donation at the door.