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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Educational Performance About Sexual Violence

Owen Sound | by Claire McCormack  

Sheatre is livestreaming Far From The Heart, a play that teaches about consent.

An interactive pay will be showing in Owen Sound this weekend to teach people about consent and sexual violence.

Sheatre's Far From the Heart has embarked on a 31-show tour across the province.

When the tour wraps up on November 10th, the production will be seen by 5,000 students in grades 7-12, as well as in university.

On Friday, November 9th there will be  Live Stream Shows at Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (English at 10am EST and French at 1pm EST)

On Saturday the 10th there will be a Community Show at Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (French)

It is also livestreamed at sheatre.com.

Sheatre is a professional community arts company in Kemble.

Organizers say the play engages and educates teens about the different forms of pressure and violence in dating relationships.

The Canadian Women's Foundation says half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.

They say young Canadians are more likely to experience sexual assault.  The rate of sexual assault for Canadians age 15 to 24 is 18 times higher than that of Canadians age 55 and older.

The Women's Foundation says in about 80% of cases, the sexual assault survivor knows the offender.

They add, the rates of violent crime against women aged 15 to 24 are 42 per cent  higher than rates for women aged 25 to 34, and nearly double the rates of women aged 35 to 44.



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