April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Portraits On Display In Pittsfield’s Park Square
Slater and Marjo had a chance to speak with Susan Birns about women being the victims of street harassment primarily by men. Slater remembers when his high school friend used to "cat call" women out of the window of his car. Terrible.
Marjo also got candid about being "told to smile" while working in the restaurant business. You can listen below.
The following is some information on the public portrait display in both Pittsfield and North Adams.
What: The Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force’s “One Book, One Community” Celebration 2021 includes varied public art exhibitions from activist-artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, author of “Stop Telling Women to Smile: Stories of Street Harassment and How We’re Taking Back Our Power.” Examples of her artwork are posted below.
Where: Locations for the exhibits include Park Square in Pittsfield, the lawn in front of City Hall in North Adams, and in front of Charles Castranova Park and Town Hall in Great Barrington.
When: The anti-street harassment portraits will go on display around Park Square in Pittsfield March 31 or April 1. The display on the lawn of City Hall in North Adams will go up at 12:15 pm on Friday, April 2 and Task Force member Mayor Tom Bernard will participate in the set-up. In North Adams and Pittsfield the displays will be up throughout the month of April. Portraits will be installed in front of Castranova Park and Town Hall in Great Barrington from April 11-24.
Contact: Susan Birns, co-chair, Sexual Assault and Awareness Month planning committee, 413-443-3776.
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