Dallas — Joining in the conversation about sexual harassment, #metoo and #timesup, Cara Mía Theatre Company has joined forces with the Human Rights Initiative for four conversations, at different venues, on the topic. Below is the news release:
Driven by the #metoo and #timesup social media movements whose message has recently become increasingly widespread in response to accusations and evidence siting misconduct from powerful men across many industries, Cara Mía Theatre Co. and Human Rights Initiative seek to continue to the conversation with a forum series titled: Women Speak, Men Listen.
By providing a platform specifically to hear and honor women’s voices, all are encouraged to participate in a renewed step where women inform men what they need to know, understand, and act upon. Women Speak, Men Listen is part one of a series of forums and workshops that plan to take actionable steps towards equity and justice for women in our society. Working in full accord with Ignite Arts Dallas, the Latino Cultural Center, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Pan African Connection, and White Rock United Methodist Church, Cara Mía Theatre Co. and Human Rights Initiative seek to advance the conversation and help foster a new pattern of living. Free and open to the public.
Time and Location Information
Friday, January 19, 2018: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center 233 W. Jefferson Avenue Dallas, Texas 75208
Wednesday, January 24, 2018: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at White Rock United Methodist Church Owenwood Campus 1451 John West Rd Dallas, Texas 75228
Friday, January 26, 2018: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at Pan African Connections 4466 S Marsalis Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216
Saturday, January 27, 2018: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Latino Cultural Center 2600 Live Oak Street Dallas, Texas 75204
ABOUT CARA MÍA THEATRE CO.
Cara Mía Theatre Co. is a non-profit theatre company that presents live accessible theatre by producing critically acclaimed published plays and creating new and experimental works while developing innovative and educational youth arts programming reflective of the Latino experience in the U.S.
Co-Founder Eliberto Gonzalez founded Cara Mía Theatre Co. in 1996 because he believed that Latino literature and its writers ought to be more accessible to the general public. With Adelina Anthony, Gonzalez started the company as a vehicle to bring the Chicano / US Latino experience to Dallas stages. Since, the cultural breadth of CMTC’s plays has expanded, and the company’s artistic approach has simultaneously evolved, especially since the arrival of current Executive Artistic Director David Lozano in 2002. To expand the company’s reach to non-theatre going Latinos, Lozano chose to focus on creating new bilingual plays that were both topical and theatrically unique. Trained in physical theatre, Lozano formed a resident artistic ensemble that devised new works in the form of clown and mask performance, poetic movement and topical, issue-driven plays that speak to the experiences of the local Latinos. Today, CMTC boasts of a 15-member resident artistic ensemble that creates new works and also produces classic and new plays by the most acclaimed Latino playwrights in the nation.
Cara Mía Theatre Co. is sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, The Law Offices of Domingo Garcia, Latino Center for Leadership Development, Embrey Family Foundation, the Communities Foundation of Texas, TACA, Texas Instruments Foundation, the Schubert Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Sammons Center for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, TZOM Films, National Endowment for the Arts, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Univision 23, Latino Culinary Institute, and in partnership with the Latino Cultural Center.
ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas provides legal and support services to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses; advocates for justice; and promotes international human rights.
Our work with this immigrant population fills a crucial gap in services and offers survivors a way out of their traumatic and violent pasts.
Since its founding, the United States of America has been synonymous with three basic tenets: freedom, justice, and opportunity. Human Rights Initiative of North Texas serves clients everyday with those same three values. Human Rights Initiative offers free legal representation to those victims who are most vulnerable and, often times, completely invisible to the current justice system. We have come to recognize the work we do as forging a path to safety, liberty, and opportunity for immigrant victims of violence.
All Human Rights Initiative’s clients are immigrant survivors of human rights abuses either internationally or domestically. Their stories vary and their circumstances differ, but in the end each is faced with a decision to flee the violent situation or stay and face almost certain death. If they choose to flee, often times they leave with little to nothing to help them start a new life and are faced with financial, cultural, lingual, transportation, and legal barriers. Through professional legal services, Human Rights Initiative is able to help these individuals overcome at least one of these hurdles: immigration status. Human Rights Initiative assists our clients in gaining access to protections made available through the U.S. Immigration System.