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Jane Doe No More: Discussion on Sexual Assault

QVCC to Host Discussion on Sexual Assault with Strong Survivors Fighting for Change

On April 23 at 6:00 pm, On Cue: Culture and Conversations at QV will present “JANE DOE NO MORE: Sexual Assault Survivors Fighting for Change,” an exploration of the challenges faced by sexual assault survivors who speak up about their experiences. The event will feature Dylan Farrow, with assault survivors Donna Palumbo and Susan Campbell.  Investigative journalist Andy Thibault will moderate. The event will be held in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium at the Quinebaug Valley Community College main campus in Danielson. Seating is limited, so attendees are urged to arrive before the event, which is free and open to the public. Donations for Jane Doe No More, an organization that supports survivors of sexual abuse, will be accepted. Audience members should be aware of the potential for emotionally difficult content.

Panelists will include Dylan Farrow, who renewed allegations of a sexual assault she suffered as a 7-year-old with a column in the Los Angeles Times www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-farrow-woody-allen-me-too-20171207-story.html and an interview on CBS This Morning www.cbsnews.com/video/dylan-farrow-details-her-sexual-assault-allegations-against-woody-allen/. Director Woody Allen, Farrow’s adoptive father, has denied the allegations www.cbsnews.com/news/woody-allen-responds-dylan-farrow-sexual-abuse-allegations.

Joining Farrow are rape and assault survivors Donna Palomba www.janedoenomore.org/about/donnas-story and Susan Campbell www.newhaven.edu/faculty-staff-profiles/susan-campbell.php. Palomba is founder of Jane Doe No More www.janedoenomore.org/, Inc. a CT based non-profit organization that honored Farrow last year with the Dr. Henry C. Lee Award. Farrow is a member of

The Jane Doe No More Survivors Speak Outreach Team. Campbell, a well-known journalist and author www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-campbell-metoo-sexual-abuse-1126-20171122-column.html, teaches at the University of New Haven and appears regularly on WNPR wnpr.org/people/susan-campbell.

In an interview with Gayle King on CBS, Dylan Farrow commented on her motivation to make her story public “With so much silence being broken by so many brave people against so many high profile people, I felt it was important to add my story to theirs because it’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time ….It was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting.”

Veteran investigative journalist Andy Thibault morecooljustice.com/ will serve as moderator. Thibault’s 1997 Connecticut Magazine article about the criminal case against Allen has been cited by news outlets including Vanity Fair www.vanityfair.com/style/2013/11/mia-farrow-frank-sinatra-ronan-farrow, Huffington Post www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghfr68nZL0A and Bustle www.bustle.com/p/dylan-farrows-new-woody-allen-statements-are-excerpts-from-a-1997-connecticut-magazine-article-8065683.

A question and answer session with the audience will follow the panel discussion.

Supplemental security for this event will be provided by Integrated Security Services of Hartford.

For more information, please contact professor of English Jonathan Andersen at jandersen@qvcc.edu

Released March 21, 2018