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A Story Changes Everything: A Printers Row Lit Festival discussion about testimonial writing and the fight to end gender-related violence.

On Saturday, June 7th, please join us for a panel discussion at the Printers Row Literary Festival, where human rights reporter Jamie Kalven will moderate "A Story Changes Everything," a conversation about how literary and creative projects are impacting the fight to end gender-related violence. Featured panelists include Christa Desir, author of "FautLine", a groundbreaking Young Adult novel about sexual violence, novelist R. Clifton Spargo, co-founder and creator of our Voices and Faces Project testimonial writing program, and Voices and Faces Project founder Anne K. Ream, author of "Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors."
The work of “Lived Through This” photographer Patricia Evans will be featured during the panel discussion.

"A Story Changes Everything"
A Printers Row Lit Festival Panel Discussion

Jones College Prep School
Classroom #5034
700 South State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM (CDT)
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Katie Feifer

It's not marketing. It's a movement. Bringing our anti-trafficking campaign to your community.
In 2013, our Voices and Faces Project creative team partnered with Kinetic Worldwide - the world's largest buyer of Out of Home media - to create "The Ugly Truth," a multi-media public awareness campaign that made over 400 million impressions in the fight to end sex trafficking, while challenging people to "think differently" about what constitutes sexual exploitation and abuse. The result? Changed minds, hearts and – yes! – public policies in Illinois, the state where we launched this groundbreaking campaign. We are grateful to our allies at Kinetic Media — and we look forward to taking this campaign to new places in 2014. Read the Crain's Chicago Business article about our "Ugly Truth" campaign.

Learn more about the making of our campaign.

Interested in bringing our "Ugly Truth" anti-trafficking campaign to your state or region?

Story We Tell Applications Due June 10th

Applications are due June 10th for our “Stories We Tell” writing workshop in NYC. See you there!
Every sexual violence survivor story has power and purpose. With that belief as our guide, The Voices and Faces Project . created "The Stories We Tell," a two-day testimonial writing program for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and trafficking. During "The Stories We Tell," workshop participants read and discuss history's most compelling and world-changing testimonial writing while taking part in a series of innovative real-time writing exercises.

Applications for the NYC "Stories We Tell" writing workshop June 21-22 are due June 10th.
For workshop application/details, email

Lived Through This

Read it and be moved: Lived Through This
Eight years ago, Voices and Faces founder Anne K. Ream and documentary photographer Patricia Evans began a multi-country journey interviewing and photographing a community of sexual violence and trafficking survivors who have been "shaped, but refused to be defined, by their histories of violence." Lived Through This, Anne's memoir of that journey, is the result. V-Day founder Eve Ensler calls Lived Through This a book of "Heart-stopping, beautifully rendered stories of survivors powerfully illustrating the notion that when we tell our stories, we change the story." Read the Publishers Weekly review of Lived Through This or order this groundbreaking book on the Random House site.

We can't do it without you:
Support our "Stories We Tell" Scholarship Fund.
Find out more about giving the gift of change by donating to our workshop scholarship fund. Every $500 raised provides a full two-day scholarship for a survivor waiting to take part in our program. Email for details or donate securely online.
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