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Sat Dec 6 2014, 11:00am–8:00pm

Where: Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street, Bras Basah, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: s10131492

We Can! Arts Fest returns this December, celebrating diversity and the freedom to be you, with Breakthrough.

Last year, we brought you the The Silence of Violence, with local artists, activists and survivors exploring the less visible forms of violence against women in our society. Attended by 300 members of the public, the event was an effort to use art, media and performance to interrogate and shift social attitudes that tolerate gender-based violence.

This year, with a focus on youth, Breakthrough will feature young artists, performers, youth groups and students, all coming together to showcase their original art, share personal stories, and start critical discussions on gender stereotypes, stigma and the different forms of violence that affect youth in our society.

The festival will use the powerful medium of art, performance and conversation to challenge the expectations and pressures that youth face in their peer groups because of their gender, spark ideas for change and celebrate a youth culture that is inclusive, supportive and safe for everyone. Speak up, take a stand and break the box with us. This event is created by the youth, for the youth, so take a stand against violence with us!

Venue: SMU Admin Building, Level 6 (University Lounge)

At Breakthrough, you can expect dance performances by students from Because I’m A Girl, a gender collective at United World College Tampines; an interactive theatre skit performed and originally written by Shoes Theatre; a discussion panel on representations of women in horror, led by Tania De Rozario; a session of live poetry and performances by writers from Body/Language, our creative writing programme and many, many more. You can also get involved in our exciting activity booths, organised by Change Makers – snap a stereotype-defying picture at our photobooth, or learn how to make cool feminist t-shirts yourself! Whatever it is you are interested in, there will be something at the Arts Fest for you to discover and learn.

About We Can! Youth:
We Can! Youth is the We Can! campaign’s special focus in 2014. This year, we hope to get more youth involved in taking a stand against gender-based violence in their everyday lives. We are reaching out to young Change Makers, learning from their personal experiences and starting conversations on gender stereotypes, sexual consent, rights and healthy dating relationships. Youth Change Makers are young people committed to making positive social change in their communities. Through their actions, they can help make schools, cyberspace and social events safe spaces for young people regardless of their gender or sexual expression.