They’ll be raising their voices at the Chapel Hill Public Library tonight, when survivors of sexual violence will unite with the general public for the center’s annual “Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence” event, which features survivor artwork, including paintings, collages, spoken word and more.
Joey Honeycutt, crisis response coordinator at the rape crisis center, said the night’s theme will explore victimization and survivorship. The program includes eight scheduled performances followed by an open mic.
ATTEND THE SHOUT OUT
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight
Location: Chapel Hill Public Library
Honeycutt said the main purpose of the event is to allow survivors a safe place to tell their stories and share their experiences in a world that doesn’t often engage in such dialogue.
“It’s not something that a lot of folks in the general public are comfortable hearing about,” she said. “It’s really important to us to designate this event as a safe space for survivors to come and share their stories and know that they’re going to be believed, validated and supported.”