Events

CFP: Humour and Sexual Violence Workshop

Call for papers
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The SHaME project is pleased to present a Call for Papers for our upcoming workshop, 'Humour and Sexual Violence', taking place online on 15 March 2023.

Reflections on Ecoar!

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On 24 September, Ecoar!, the second Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seeking to empower survivors in their healing, and to provide a call to action for urgent changes to professional practice and policy around abuse, the festival aimed to create a space to share perspectives and build ongoing collaborations. The SHaME delegation to Rio reflect on their experience.

Laia Abril and A History of Misogyny

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Curator Fiona Rogers discusses the work of artist Laia Abril in the context of how gendered violence and rape appear in the canon and spaces of art history. An exhibition of Abril's work is on display at the Copeland Gallery from 10-27th November 2022.

Announcing Ecoar! the second Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence

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On 24th September, the Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence will take place in its second year in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. Called Ecoar! Festival, the one day festival will be created and presented by Redes da Maré, in partnership with SHaME and the WOW Foundation.

Global conversations about a rape-free world

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On October 7th, SHaME will be celebrating the release of Professor Joanna Bourke's new book, Disgrace: Global Reflections on Sexual Violence, published by Reaktion Books. Joanna will be joined by Jude Kelly CBE, Marai Larasi, Dr Rhea Sookdeosingh, and Maisha Sumah in a conversation between artists, activists and academics on boundary-crossing global approaches to creating a rape free world.

COMPLICIT: Silence vs. Speaking Up in Hollywood and Everyday Workplaces

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SHaME was honoured to host the official book launch of author, activist, survivor and academic Winnie M Li’s second novel, ‘Complicit’ (Orion). Winnie was joined in conversation by Prof Joanna Bourke and guests Marai Larasi, Prof Liz Kelly, Rowena Chiu, and Dr Katherine Angel.

Book Launch: Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars

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On 13th July 2022, SHaME hosted the official book launch of Dr Charlie Jeffries' book, Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars (Rutgers University Press, 2022). Charlie was joined by SHaME's Prof Joanna Bourke for a short reading and discussion of what this book can tell us about the race- and class-inflected battles over adolescent women’s sexual and reproductive lives.

Podcast: 5 Questions with Dr Charlie Jeffries on 'Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars'

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SHaME's Allison McKibban interviews SHaME's Dr Charlie Jeffries about her first monograph 'Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars' ahead of the July 13th launch event.

Book Launch: Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication

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On 28 April 2022, SHaME presented the official book launch of Associate Prof Sameena Mulla and Associate Prof Heather Hlavka's 'Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication' (New York University Press). Heather and Sameena were joined in conversation by host Prof Joanna Bourke and guests Assistant Prof April Petillo, Dr Gethin Rees, and Prof M Gabriela Torres.

'Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication' Book Review and Launch

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Professor Joanna Bourke reviews Associate Professor Sameena Mulla and Associate Professor Heather Hlavka's forthcoming book 'Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication' ahead of the April 28th launch event.

Book Launch: Trailing Abuse: Considering Historical Representations of Sexual Violence Against Children

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On 14 December 2021, SHaME closed its 2021 Events Calendar with the official book launch of Dr Nick Basannavar’s ‘Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse’ (Palgrave Macmillan). Nick was joined in conversation by host Professor Joanna Bourke (Principal Investigator at SHaME) and guests Professor Adrian Bingham (Sheffield) and Professor Rachel Hope Cleves (Victoria).

Shameless! Festival Toolkit for Activism

Shameless! Festival
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SHaME and WOW have collaboratively assembled an essential activism kit to mark the launch of the Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence. From simple actions to recommended reading, we are excited to have you join us in the movement to create a world free from sexual violence.

Shameless! Festival Schedule

Shameless! Festival
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The SHaME and WOW teams are thrilled to share the schedule for the first ever Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence on November 27th at Battersea Arts Centre. The festival schedule features artists, activists, and scholars covering issues including the normalisation of sexual violence, rape myths, consent, everyday triggers, and survival.

'Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse' Book Launch

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Professor Joanna Bourke reviews Dr Nick Basannavar's forthcoming book, 'Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse' ahead of the December 14th launch event.

'What's Missing From The Conversation?' on Trust: A podcast with researchers Emma Yapp and Aviah Day

Public Engagement
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SHaME researcher Emma Yapp is joined by researcher and activist Dr Aviah Day on the 'What’s Missing from the Conversation?’ podcast to discuss trust. The podcast is now live on Mixcloud.

An official invitation to Shameless! from SHaME's Joanna Bourke

Shameless! Festival
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Professor Joanna Bourke offers a warm invitation to the Shameless! Festival on November 27th. The event will bring together artists, activists, and scholars in a powerful and uplifting day of programming to confront the global crisis of sexual violence.

Shameless! Festival Further Line-Up Announced

Shameless! Festival
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The SHaME and WOW teams excitedly announce more speakers and event details for the Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence on November 27th. In collaboration with artists, activists, and scholars, the event will address issues including the normalisation of sexual violence, rape myths, consent, everyday triggers, and survival.

Shameless! Festival Launch Reception

Shameless! Festival
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The SHaME Project team and WOW celebrated the launch of the Shameless! Festival with a reception featuring HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. During her address, the Duchess conveyed the importance of changing the culture of shame surrounding survivors of sexual violence. The festival will take place on November 27th at the Battersea Arts Centre.