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'Until Someone Wakes Up'

April 24, 2009

Definition of sexual violence: "The degradation of an individual in a sexual manner. Non-consensual acts with the intent to inflict harm, for example, simulated rape, and/or the use of threat to force compliance in sexual activity."

This event, a theatrical performance, will take place Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in Braiden Hall.

Are you ready to wake up?

Over the past 9 years, the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center, or SAVA, has been bringing the theatrical performance of Until Someone Wakes Up to Poudre School District students and Larimer County community members in an effort to end sexual violence.

Featuring scenes of drama, comedy and satire, Until Someone Wakes Up explores the complex issues surrounding sexual violence, gender role socialization and healing. Composed of a cast of mostly teens and college students, the play approaches the topics with a balance of sensitivity, realism, and humor.

Theatrical performance based on true stories

The script was originally written by Carolyn Levy and students at Macalester College in 1992. The script is based on interviews with actual survivors and perpetrators of sexual violence: all of the stories are true.

The scenes are regularly updated by the SAVA Center. The experience is an honest, touching, and intense look at this difficult issue.

The facts

Until Someone Wakes Up strives to inform audiences about the realities and impact of sexual violence on our community. The unfortunate reality is that it is highly likely that we all know someone who has been affected.

  • Research has shown that in Colorado 1 in 4 women and 1 in 17 men have experienced a completed or attempted sexual assault
  • 54 percent of all forcible rapes happen to girls and women between the ages of 11 and 24
  • Surveys have found that 60 percent of all rapes are date rapes
  • 97 percent of teens who are sexually assaulted are assaulted by a friend, date, or boyfriend
  • 78 percent of teens who are assaulted do not tell a parent
  • 95 percent of women do not report acquaintance rapes

About the sponsor of this event

The Key Academic Community in Braiden Hall is an academically focused residential community for first year students. Residents on the Key Academic Community floors share values that are the foundation of the community: desire for academic achievement, appreciation for diversity, and active involvement in classes and campus activities.

Contact: McKenzie Miller
Phone: (970) 472-4204