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Kentucky Opera Awakenings: Unblaming Carmen
August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree and open to the public
Art can open our eyes to the world around us. Join us for Awakenings: Arts-centered community conversations that challenge tradition, question social narratives and invite varied perspectives. Presented by Kentucky Opera and community collaborators.
Harlot. Seductress. Wild Gyspy.
How do female stereotypes vindicate perpetrators and blame victims?
Bullied. Threatened. Murdered. Blamed.
Carmen’s story will help us understand intimate partner violence, intimidation, and domestic abuse. What local resources are available to those affected? How do we become better informed advocates for them? And how can art help share their stories in a safe environment?
Mary Sue Barnett, Louisville Coalition for CEDAW
Diana Dinicola, Flamenco Louisville
Gretchen Hunt, Director, Office of Victims Advocacy, Kentucky Office of the Attorney General
Amy Leenerts, Free2Hope
Elizabeth Wessels-Martin, Center for Women and Families
Elizabeth Batton Sorenson, mezzo-soprano
SGT Tim Stokes, SVU-Sex Crimes Unit, LMPD Major Crimes Division
With insights into artists’ interrogations of conventions surrounding women and labor as seen in the Labor&Materials exhibition currently on view at 21c Museum Hotel.
Program is free of charge & open to public with encouraged RSVP.
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