|Cast members Leah Archambault, Marc-André Charette, and Emmanuel Jean-Simon will take part in RISE UP by presenting powerful segments choreographed by Amelia Griffin from the working script of The Ghomeshi Effect.
“It also helps if you’re white. It also helps if you are at least middle class, it helps if you are not a sex worker, it helps if you are not, you know, if you are not like a stripper, or anything else. You know. That’s the perfect case. It helps, you know, if you’re a virgin before that, or if you’re, you know, all these things, like god forbid, you’re an indigenous woman in this country and you get raped. Like, good luck, I’m so sorry.” – The Ghomeshi Effect, Interview #10
All proceeds from the evening will go to the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, a registered Canadian charity that focuses on supporting women survivors, raising awareness, empowering community, and pressing for changes in our systems.
Speakers include Attorney General the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Councillor Catherine McKenney, civil lawyer Blandie Samson, and sexual assault survivor and advocate Hannah Kurchik.
Tickets are $50 each and will include a beverage and canapes from El Camino, Datsun, and Topper’s Pizzeria.
Visit www.riseup.space for more details and to purchase tickets