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Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness & Prevention in the Performing Arts Event

  • Harkinson Rehearsal Hall, Earl V. Moore Building Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hankinson Rehearsal Hall

Earl V. Moore Building


The U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Faculty & Staff Allies Network* invites you to a panel and performance event. This event is a step towards culture change around sexual and gender-based misconduct within the performing arts. By raising awareness of these issues we aim to affirm our commitment to safety and inclusivity in our community. Please join us as we work together towards improving communication and instituting transparency.

This event is informed by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering & Medicine.

Free Admission. Registration recommended through Eventbrite

The event will convene as a panel discussion with Q&A, followed by a 15 min break, and then a set of performances.  The public is welcome to attend one or both portions of the event

Panel: 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Laura Fisher - Co-Founder of #NotInOurHouse

Eun Lee - Founder of The Dream Unfinished

Amy O'Neal - Activist and choreographer of Opposing Forces

Kaaren Williamsen (moderator & panelist) - Director of the U-M Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center SAPAC

Performance: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Colleen Bernstein, SMTD MM Student, Percussion Performance and Chamber Music - Strength & Sensitivity 

Carla Dirlikov Canales, mezzo-soprano, SMTD BM `02, Founder of the Canales Project - Hear Her Song

Nicole Reehorst, SMTD MFA Student, Dance Bio

For questions, please contact Freyja Harris at   

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