Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Joshua Center on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention invites School of Social Work students, faculty and staff to a free digital performance of Triggered Life on April 3 at 7 p.m. The show is produced by The Triggered Project and the Portland Playhouse

Triggered Life is a multimedia story that explores the impact of sexual trauma on Black male identity by following a day in the life of two men, Ishmael and Keith, as they relive their stories of abusive childhoods and embark on a journey to define their own manhood. Triggered Life is a 90-minute tour de force followed by a discussion facilitated by mental health clinicians. 

The Triggered Project’s mission is to shatter the silence of Black and Brown men and boys who have been sexually abused and to nurture healing with the use of the arts. 

To obtain a free digital ticket, send an email to joshuacenter@uw.edu by April 2, 9 a.m. Enter TICKET in the subject line of your email. A Zoom invite will be sent to everyone with a free digital performance ticket. 

The Joshua Center will hold a post-performance discussion hosted by School faculty Khalfani Mwamba and including the producer, actor and The Triggered Project founder Keith Mascoll, social worker and lead clinician Roxann Mascoll, School lecturer Stephen T. Wilson, and African Father In America podcast host Simon Javan Okelo. All participants are invited to contribute to the discussion.  

Questions? Send an email to Jon Conte at contej@uw.edu.