This Survivor Art Installation entitled "What were you wearing?" will be available for viewing for 22 days during this April #SAAM18. The event is open to the public and will be hosted on the University of Indianapolis campus in collaboration with Beacon of Hope Crisis Center. The opening reception is April 3rd from 4:30PM - 6:00PM in the Schwitzer Center and the showing will last until April 25th.
This installation provides a tangible response to one of our culture’s most pervasive rape myths. Outfits featured have been recreated from the stories of Student-Survivors. Beacon of Hope Crisis Center will be available for awareness, prevention, education, advocacy services and referrals.
--One of the goals of the Installation is for participants to see themselves reflected in not only the outfits, but also the stories. This realization moves us away from blaming the victim for violence and places responsibility where it belongs, on those who caused harm.
--The hope is that survivors who experience the Installation feel heard, validated, believed, and know that the assault was not their fault.