What Were You Wearing?

March 2, 2022

Central’s Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA), in collaboration with the Art Program, invite you to the Mills Gallery to view the installation, “What Were You Wearing” from March 2-10. Originating in 2013, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s (Cornell) poem, What I Was Wearing (2005). The installation pairs survivor stories alongside donated outfits to generate reflection that moves us away from victim blaming and places responsibility where it belongs: on those who caused harm.

This installation is one of many worldwide projects working to address the myths surrounding sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Stories presented were donated by survivors from across the country and are used with their consent. Outfits are recreations of those included in survivor stories. Also appearing in the installation is the interactive quilt project titled, 1 in 3″ by Katelyn Gorrell, ’19.

Opening reception: March 2, 7pm in the Mills Gallery.

On March 3, a “Remember Their Stories” Workshop (led by Madison Boender ’18, art therapy grad student) will take place in Mills Gallery at 7pm and is open to participants.

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