The Rape Culture Project

Posted on January 27, 2014 by


Saturday, February 1st, 6:00-7:30 pm, downtown library.

Come join award winning author Susan Power and actor Galway McCullough as they read and discuss excerpts from their new play, The Rape Culture Project, which they came to Alaska to write.

According to the authors: “We’re researching, exploring, and discussing the many ways societies foster rape cultures in the countries and communities.  Using our artistic backgrounds we want to bring these voices, stories, and practices forward into the light. So much of this material is still considered unsuitable for public discourse, conversations families are afraid to have, realities many people would rather not consider.  In order to transform rape culture we need to have these conversations, even if they are uncomfortable. We have to learn healthy relating from our earliest years, and unlearn old assumptions and strategies in human relating that sets us up for violent dynamics.”

194043_1320906879612_599895_o  Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan.  She’s the author of three books, The Grace Dancer (awarded a PEN/Hemingway prize), Roofwalker (awarded a Milkweed National Fiction prize) and the forthcoming novel Sacred Wilderness (available in Feburary 2014). She lives and teaches in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

 

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Galway McCullough wears many hats for his work as a storyteller, including actor, fight director/stunt coordinator, director, and producer.  He has performed leading roles in theatre and film in the Twin Cities and New York as well as national and regional tours. While attending Beloit College a summer-time extra credit project led him to becoming the foreman during the construction of, then tour guide and manager of, Wa-Swa-Goning — a recreated Ojibwe village on the Lac Du Flambeau reservation in Norther Wisconsin.