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the PEN World Voices Festival 2017 presents
Shattering Taboos to Change Culture
with Ram Devineni, Andrea Pino, and Jessica Luther, moderated by Bryony Cole
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00PM

Shakespeare & Co
939 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

This event is free, there will not be reserved seats, we recommend being at least 30 minutes early if you wish to get a seat. Suggested donations benefit free expression and the promotion of literature.

Throughout the world, rape and sexual assault survivors are shamed into silence because of long held and deeply embedded cultural beliefs that perpetuate stigma. Driven by a sense of urgency to change this paradigm, Ram Devineni co-created the augmented reality superhero Priya, a rape survivor whose story is opening new ways to educate about gender based violence in India. Adding a US perspective to these challenges are Jessica Luther who proposes a constructive alternative to navigating rape on college campuses. Also joining them will be Andrea Pino, editor of We Believe You, an anthology of stories of survivors’ trauma, healing, and activism. Moderated by Bryony Cole.


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