29 Jan. 2019

‘Not Consent’ Exhibition Comes to Sligo

An event is coming to the North West this month to create awareness around the issue of consent. The exhibition called ‘Not Consent’ will take place in IT Sligo and display items of clothing worn by victims when they were sexually assaulted as well as hearing from a number of speakers.

The organiser of the event Ruth Maxwell decided to bring the event to the region in the wake of surviving her own experience of assault. Attacked by a man with a hunting knife on her way to work in Dublin on May 16, 2016, Ruth successfully managed to stop the assailant by grabbing the weapon in her own hand, causing gruesome injuries but managing to free herself. The case played a key role in a garda investigation linking this incident to two other attacks on women in the area and resulted in a conviction against the man for all three incidents.

Hosted in IT Sligo, the project is in collaboration with Sligo Rape Crisis Centre, Priscilla Grainger of SDVII, The Model Sligo and Survivors with Biros among other organisations. “The event was inspired by the photo exhibition Katherine Cambareri did for her thesis of clothing worn by sexual assault and rape victims as well as my love of art and my own personal experience. I wanted to bring this powerful message to life to create awareness around the issue of consent and I am delighted to be bringing this exhibition to Sligo with a number of incredible organisations.” Said organiser Ruth Maxwell.

‘Not Consent’ will run in IT Sligo on Tuesday, January 29th in The Concourse between 3pm-7pm.

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For more information please contact:
Ruth Maxwell
Organiser
Email – ruthbmaxwell@googlemail.com

Posted By

Rebecca Kennedy