Tue, Feb 15, 2011 @ 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Receptions & Special Events
Admission is free.
Reception to follow.
Using performance to raise awareness, this event will bring our community together to challenge, confront and conquer domestic violence. Actor and activist Naomi Ackerman will perform Flowers Arenât Enough, her acclaimed one-woman show about Michal, a young woman in an abusive relationship. Michal describes how her partner gradually narrows her world, isolating her from her surroundings. Witness her denial, her guilt and how social conditioning intensifies her shame and despair. Then watch how Michal emerges from darkness to take charge of her life and rediscover herself.
Woven from true stories, Flowers Arenât Enough is a compelling and powerful program that has fostered critical discussion about violence, gender, self-worth and self-esteem throughout the world. The performance will be followed by a panel examining the ramifications of domestic violence. Moderated by USC social-work and psychology professor Penelope K. Trickett, the panel will feature Ackerman along with USC dean of religious life Varun Soni, psychology and pediatrics professor Gayla Margolin and cinematic-arts professor Doe Mayer.
Organized by Penelope K. Trickett (Social Work and Psychology). Co-sponsored by the USC School of Social Work; the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; the USC Hillel Foundation; and the USC Office of Religious Life.
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Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Daria Yudacufski