TRIGGERED LIFE - A Film Screening & Grounding/Processing Session

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TRIGGERED LIFE - A Film Screening & Grounding/Processing Session

Join us for a Screening & Grounding/Processing Session of Triggered Life, a multi-sensory, multimedia storytelling experience.

By San Francisco Human Rights Commission

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, April 5 · 5 - 8pm PDT


War Memorial - Wilsey Center 401 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor San Francisco, CA 94102

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Please join the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and SHARP for a unique Screening & Grounding/Processing Session event featuring Triggered Life: A Requiem of Healing, a film written by John Oluwole ADEkoje.

Triggered Life is a multi-sensory, multimedia, post-traumatic story. How exactly does sexual trauma cast a shadow over the wholeness of Black male selfhood? When the shared cultural values of Black and Brown communities demand that men suppress their vulnerabilities and meet with their psychology alone.

Triggered Life follows a day in the life of two such men, Ishmael and Keith. As these men relive their stories of abusive childhoods, they embark on a journey to define their own manhood and identity. The “Triggered Life” experience is a 90-minute long tour de force in Act 1, followed by a Grounding/Processing Session in Act 2 facilitated by Harvard University’s Roxann Mascoll MS MSW, LICSW.

Join us at the War Memorial Performing Arts Center - Wilsey Center Atrium Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, 4th floor), on Wednesday, April 5, for a reception from 5:00pm to 6:00pm with hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments, and a Screening & Grounding/Processing Session from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Content Warning: This show contains references to childhood sexual abuse which some viewers may find troubling. Viewer discretion is advised.

Please direct event questions to 415-252-2512 or For ASL interpretation requests, please contact us by March 27.

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