As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]
Survivors of sexual assault and their supporters will have an opportunity to express their stories through creative means such as spoken word and storytelling beginning Sunday, Jan. 13. Through an 8-week group called Poetic Justice survivors of sexual assault and their supporters can explore storytelling as a means for healing.
The project, according to Nicole Denson, director of Advocacy Services with WC SAFE, stems from the lack of reporting from survivors of sexual assault in Wayne County and across the U.S. Denson points to statistics that suggest only 15 percent of sexual assault victims report that they experienced sexual violence.
“Here in our very own city in 2009, over 11,000 un-submitted rape kits were discovered forcing many survivors to relive past trauma and endure the criminal justice system once again,” said Denson. Additionally, she said, they have heard at WC SAFE that survivors do not feel heard and that justice has not been served. As a result, Poetic Justice was created to provide workshops to inspire storytelling, offer self-care guidance, media training as well as learning how to manage conflict.
“Art is activism and it inspires individuals to create and make change for themselves and others,” said Denson.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org, Sharron at email@example.com, or call 313-964-9701.