Truth In Reality, in conjunction with the Ferguson Response Network, has partnered to host our signature #99Seconds event on October 20, 2016 in ten cities across the U.S. The name #99Seconds is based on the fact that in the US a woman is sexually assaulted every 90 seconds and battered every 9 seconds.
This national initiative to honor the experiences of survivors of domestic and sexual violence is being held in light of the recent controversy around director, writer and actor Nate Parker's film Birth of a Nation and his sexual assault trial. With very little exception, the entire narrative has been focused on the accused perpetrators. Truth In Reality CEO Sil Lai Abrams and Ferguson Response Network founder Leslie MacFadyen decided to partner on this initiative in an effort to challenge society's tendency to erase or silence victims and survivors by re-centering them and providing a platform for their voices and experiences to be heard.
Click the following links for times & locations for the current list of events in our host cities:
- New York, NY
- Houston, TX
- Chicago, IL
- Charlotte, NC
- Baltimore, MD
- Grand Rapids, MI
- Washington, DC
- Minneapolis, MN
- Philadelphia, PA
Additional locations and times will be announced shortly.
If you would like to host your own #99Seconds event, download the #99Seconds Event Overview, Event Run of Show, and submit your request to be added to our list of official participants to info (at) truthinreality.org.
Anne Peng, Coordinator, Truth In Reality: anne (at) truthinreality.org