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posted Mar 24, 2014, 3:38 AM by Jenny McPhee   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 12:21 PM by Sarah Glazer ]

I'm Winnie M Li, a writer/producer (currently shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger!) and I wanted to tell you about an exciting new arts initiative I've just launched in London.

We are currently crowdfunding for the Clear Lines Festival, July 30 - Aug 2, the UK’s first-ever festival dedicated to talking about sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. There’s an exciting line-up of literature, theatre, comedy, visual art, and documentary film exploring the issue — alongside panel talks on the role of the media in representing sexual violence, what men can to do help, how the arts can be used for activism, and other important angles. Artist, experts, survivors, and the public will come together in an open space to start having the conversations that can bring about change.

We need your support to make the festival happen, so please pledge to our Crowdfunder campaign by July 8th — and spread the word. We’re 2/3 of the way to reaching our initial target, and raising beyond that will enable us to film the events, share them online for free, and impact a larger audience outside of London.  Thanks for your support!