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The Jazz and Gender Series Pt. IV: Sexual Trauma : The Challenges, Ramifications, and Possibilities for Artistic Transformation.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Elebash Recital Hall (RM 750)


Presented as part of the Jazz and Gender series of conversations at The New School College of Performing Arts. 

Rebecca Street, TV, film, and stage actress is a survivor of sexual trauma and the author of the book, You Can Help: A Guide for Family and Friends of Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault.  She also created the free 6-week online program for survivors entitled, You Are Not Alone  (

In her presentation, Rebecca will discuss the epidemic of sexual trauma, share her own personal story of surviving childhood abuse, and focus on the artistic transformation of suffering.  

Ms. Street has addressed lay people, professionals, and students at a variety of venues on the ramifications of sexual trauma and methods for facilitating recovery, including the NY State Office of Mental Health, Fordham University Graduate School, the Juilliard School of Music, Drama & Dance, the University of California Santa Barbara, and Take Back The Night. Q&A to follow. 

Free and open to the public. 

Presented by the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School.

Event Type

Author Readings and Discussions


General Public


Performing Arts


College of Performing Arts, School of Jazz





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