This panel is part of CircusTalk’s Circus and Changing Realities 2020 series. In this episode titled Abuse and Assault in Circus–Normalizing the Conversation we feature a diverse group of panelists who explore the definition of abuse and assault as well as the circumstances and environments in the circus industry that allow for the propagation of such damaging and often criminal behavior. By looking at the effect and manifestations of abuse and assault in the circus sector, the panelists intend to highlight best practices and policies for individuals and organizations that will improve the outcomes for survivors, and prevent future trespassing of human rights.
* Correction: The name of the Native American tribe, living on the plains of Colorado and Wyoming, was mispronounced in the panel. The correct name and pronunciation of the tribe is Arapaho (/əˈræpəhoʊ/).
Resources mentioned in the panel: Women's Law Center https://nwlc.org/ RAINN rainn.org RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline Champion Women Founder : Nancy Hogshead-Makar Trauma Informed Oregon Learning Community Resource by Rhen Molly Miles L’Aparté is a front-line legal resource center for people who are experiencing or have experienced sexual and psychological harassment in the cultural community.