We Step Into The Light Exhibition
Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
We Step Into The Light is a project, originally created by Dr. Desmonette Hazly, that promotes healing for survivors of sexual violence through art. The mission of the project is to use art to depict how survivors of sexual violence have grown from just "surviving" life to THRIVING in it. Through art, we celebrate the dreams, passions, ambition and beauty of "THRIVERS." Using THRIVER'S personal stories, We Step Into the Light educates communities and promotes healing and prevention-- powerfully, personally and effectively.
Thrivers see their most positive selves reflected in the beauty of the artists' creations, experiencing transformation and healing. The artist's creation is designed to reflect the thriver's strengths, resilience, beauty, talents, dreams and hopes for the future. Artists have the opportunity to meaningfully create, and with their unique talents, give to another. We Step Into the Light events and exhibits afford the artists exposure before broad communites, and use art as a powerful medium to promote awareness and education to prevent sexual violence.
At UC Irvine, we pair artists and thrivers to create works of art dedicated to depicting the resilience and beauty of the thriver. These pieces from various mediums will be display for one night only, February 27th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at Irvine's Center for Living Peace, in the University Town Center. It will be a night of performances, speeches, and, of course, art. Our goal is to show these thrivers and the community that within each of us is a light that cannot be extinguished by the trauma we experience. Join UC Irvine artists and thrivers as We Step Into The Light and prevent sexual violence!
Check out last year's promo video and stay tuned for this year's!
Visit the project website at: http://westepintothelight.org/
Visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ucistepintothelight
For venue information, a map, and directions to the Center for Living Peace click HERE
When & Where
UCI Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE)
UCI Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) supports the goal of providing an educational environment free from violence and discrimination. Guided by the values of respect for diversity, human rights and community responsibility, the CARE office provides comprehensive programs to serve those affected by sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking. CARE offers counseling, advocacy, prevention education, leadership and training opportunities, while working closely with the community on collaborative response and policy development.
Admission is FREE!