UPDATE! Jake & Caroline was brilliant, thought provoking and a *little* disturbing. Very important message for young people struggling with relationship issues. Check out photos below. – 10/10/2015
On Friday, October 9th at 6:30pm the Harlow Gallery presents Jake & Caroline, a skit in which the female and male presenters act out a relationship in which the boyfriend is emotionally, sexually and physically abusive. After the skit, the presenters from Family Crisis Services and YAAPP (Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program) process the scenes with the audience, covering warning signs, the dynamics of power and control, how to intervene, safely planning and resources. Also the presenters run an activity to uncover sex role stereotypes that help to perpetuate dating violence. All ages are welcome, but “Jake & Caroline” is especially recommended for young people of late middle school, high school or college age. Light refreshments will be provided.
Jake & Caroline is being presented as part of Transforming Violence II: It Takes a Community, an exhibition on domestic violence on view October 2-24, 2015 produced in partnership with the Family Violence Project of Augusta.
Jake & Caroline is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call the Harlow Gallery at 622-3813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II” and related events are funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a grant from the Kay E. Dopp Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.