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Bowdoin Exhibit Details Stories of Sexual Assault

Story posted February 15, 1998

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- A one-week exhibit on sexual assault as seen through the eyes of survivors will take place from Monday, Feb. 23 through Friday, Feb. 27, at Bowdoin College. "Unheard Voices" by artist Jason Dilley will be on display in Kresge Gallery, outside of Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center. The exhibit and accompanying programs are open to the public free of charge.

"RUnheard Voices" is an interactive multimedia exhibit of 12-16 handcrafted face and body castings and viewer-activated oral histories of people who have experienced sexual assault. The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Members of Safe Space -- student volunteers who support those who have experienced sexual harassment or assault -- and of Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine will staff the exhibit during lunchtime and from 5-8 p.m. daily.

Other programs throughout the week are:

Monday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Kresge Auditorium - Opening of "Unheard Voices" with artist Jason Dilley.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, noon, Smith Union - Mask-making demonstration with Dilley.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union - Andrew Ketterer, state attorney general, will speak about surviving sexual assault.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center - Panel discussion about "Unheard Voices."

Friday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Kresge Gallery - Candlelight vigil and speakout.

"Unheard Voices" began in 1995 out of Dilley's work on a similar cast-and-multimedia display on AIDS. "Unheard Voices" premiered in October 1996 at Cornell University and Ithaca College.

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