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Read a November 18, 2013, article in the Lanthorn about ReACT!
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ReACT! performs live scenes and uses interactive theatre methods, with GVSU student actors on the GVSU campus, which aim to help prevent incidents of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in a college age population. Audience members explore how they can engage in realistic, safe, and effective methods of preventing violence. ReACT! is the product of a partnership between GVSU’s Women’s Center and the School of Communication’s Theatre area, and is funded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Since the group's premiere in 2010, ReACT!'s professional peer theatre educators have performed for thousands of college students and social service providers across the state of Michigan.
For more information about ReACT! and to schedule performances, contact ReACT! Director and Theatre Professor Dr. Alli Metz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Women's Center Grant Coordinator, Theresa Rowland at email@example.com.
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Please click here to see the 2012 - 13 ReACT! cast.
Please click here to see the 2011 - 12 ReACT! cast.
Please click here to read the October 2011 article on ReACT!
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Grand Valley received a three-year continuation grant through the federal Violence Against Women Act to further its efforts preventing dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking crimes on campus.
The $281,250 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women will continue the work coordinated by the GVSU Womens Center through 2016. The Womens Center received an initial VAWA grant in 2011. Grant coordinator Theresa Rowland said the continuation means the work accomplished over the past two years will continue and will be enhanced. Since the initial grant was received, student reports of sexual violence have increased. From 2011, there were eight incidents, and nine in 2012. Prior to the grant in 2010, there were two reported incidents. Rowland, who chairs the Campus Violence Prevention Team, said the increase is likely due to increased efforts to train Grand Valley police officers and other staff, and educate students how to report an incident. Under the continuation grant, victim services and bystander programming will be enhanced as will programs from a CVPT subcommittee, the Mens Group, a student group focused on gender-based violence prevention. New community partners have been added: Grand Rapids Police Department and the Ottawa County Prosecutors Office, Victim Assistance Unit. Other community partners are the YWCA of West Central Michigan, Lakeshore Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, Kent County Domestic Violence Community Community Report Team, and Ottawa County Sheriffs Office. More information is online at www.gvsu.edu/women_cen.
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ReACT! performs live scenes, with GVSU student actors on the GVSU campus, which aim to help prevent incidents of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Audience members will explore how they can engage in realistic, safe, and effective methods of preventing violence. ReACT! is the product of a partnership between GVSUs Womens Center and the School of Communications Theatre area, and is funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.