Student program to address consent, sexual assault

An upcoming theatrical production will address topics important to college students across the nation.

The "Speaking of Sex…" program is coming to campus on March 30 and is designed to open up the conversation about consent and sexual assault. 

Presented by GTC Dramatic Dialogues, the performance tracks six students as they try to untangle the complicated web of sexual miscommunication. It covers the basics: "NO means NO," how language influences attitudes and actions, how to communicate with a partner who won’t listen, and how to stop the passion when your partner says "NO."

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Bondurant Auditorium.

GTC Dramatic Dialogues has been offering an innovative approach to dealing with important campus issues since 1995. Their style of Intervention Theater combines short dramatic scenes, moderated talk-backs and real life scenarios, all of which make GTC Dramatic Dialogues effective in cutting through the rhetoric to get at the real issues. GTC Dramatic Dialogues was born from the desire to use theater as a tool to allow audience participants the opportunity to express their own issues, ideas and suggestions.

The Radford University performance is sponsored by the Student Government Association, Housing & Residential Life, Disability Resource Office, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, SAVES, R-SPACE, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life, McConnell Library, Greek Life, New Student Programs, Athletics, Student Activities, Fitness/Wellness and the Dean of Students Office.

Mar 18, 2016