Sexual Assault Exhibit to be Displayed at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – Unheard Voices, an interactive multimedia exhibit of hand-crafted portrait castings and viewer-activated oral histories of people who have experienced sexual assault, will be on display Oct. 16-29, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., in Mulledy Hall at Holy Cross. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Colleges in the Worcester Consortium and local high schools have been invited to attend the event.

Unheard Voices was created by artist Jason Dilley in 1995 from full-body portrait castings, life masks and recorded oral histories of survivors of sexual assault. It was created as part of Project Face to Face, an exhibit that combines mask-making and oral history to tell the stories of people living with AIDS.

The Unheard Voices educational manual was prepared by numerous people from San Francisco City College, Ithaca Rape Crisis and Cornell University Advocates for Rape Education (CARE).

Since its inception, the exhibit has toured venues around the country, including the International Conference on Sexual Assault, the National Association of College Activities and numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Johns Hopkins University and Williams College.