SUNY Orange hosts multimedia performance focusing on violence against woman
Free event will be held March 15 at Kaplan Hall in Newburgh
NEWBURGH — On Tuesday, March 15, between 11 a.m. and noon, an issue of grave importance will be brought to center stage in the Orange County Trust Company Great Room in Kaplan Hall.
A multimedia presentation by Nancy Hulse, "Woman Banned," a spoken-word performance dealing with rape, relationship violence, mental illness and addiction, focuses on violence against women.
The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a talkback with the performer. This event is free and open to the public.
She characterizes this new work as a unique approach using “educational material” through the medium of performance art, poetry, dialogue, while intertwining her own personal experiences.
“Educational institutions in particular have found my performances to be a very effective device to introduce students to these difficult and emotional subjects,” Hulse said in the college's press release announcing the program. “The dynamic nature of the presentation promotes a lively discussion that often lasts long after the show has ended.”
She added that her “primary goal is to tell the truth about rape. I believe women need to unite against the crime and men need to take responsibility and act against it. It's not the woman’s fault, no matter what she does and what she wears,”
And Kathleen Holgerson, associate director of the Women’s Center at the University of Connecticut, added: "The performance is a powerful and innovative way of raising awareness ... articulate and inspiring.”
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