Community Conversations - Understanding the Silence: Breaking Barriers of Stigma


Join the team at Artesian Collaborative as we explore the factors that make speaking up about these personal and painful topics so difficult. Together, we will explore steps that create healing spaces for individuals and communities impacted by sexual violence. Come to listen, share, and be supported. 

A staggering 81% of women and 43% of men report experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime (National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Kearl, 2018). These numbers are heartbreaking. It’s important to note that they only reflect those who have reported, not those who have not or feel they cannot. While there have been impactful moments such as the “Me Too Movement” to hear people's stories, there continue to be spaces and places where it feels unsafe to speak up about experiences of sexual assault and harassment.