Women’s studies Third Annual Monologue Project: ‘I Can Say Yes!’ workshop

CONTACT Rape Crisis Center, Marshall University women’s studies program and the MU Women’s Center encourage students to attend a workshop for the “Third Annual Monologue Project: I Can Say Yes!” Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Students are asked to submit stories, essays, poems or visual art concerning gender, sexuality and identity for the monologue project, which will be April 2 and 3 at B’Nai Sholom Synagogue in Huntington as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

This will be the first of two workshops held by English professor Kristin Lillvis. Students are asked to bring in work or any ideas they have to get assistance with making their pieces performance ready.

Liz Deal, victim advocate for CONTACT Rape Crisis Center, discussed the importance of “owning your truth.”

“This gives people a chance to tell their own story,” Deal said. “Such an important thing at any age is to have a forum to tell the truth about your experiences and your reactions to it.”

Submissions can be made anonymously for someone else to perform or writers can chose to perform their own pieces. A second workshop will be held Jan. 21.

Registration for the workshop can be completed by calling 304-532-3447.

Kabz James can be contacted at [email protected]