Calendar of Events

Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct  Awareness & Prevention in the Performing Arts 

  1. Tuesday February 26 6:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall

The U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Faculty & Staff Allies Network has coordinated a panel and performance event to take steps towards culture change, affirm our commitment to safety and inclusivity, Institute transparency and an open door of communication, and Inform our community of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report on Sexual Harassment of Women
Guests Include (Alphabetical Order)
Laura Fisher - Co-Founder of #NotInOurHouse
Eun Lee - Founder of The Dream Unfinished
Amy O'Neal - Feminist activist in hip-hop, choreographer of Opposing Forces
Kaaren Williamsen (moderator & panelist) - Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center SAPAC,
Colleen Bernstein, SMTD MM Student, Percussion Performance and Chamber Music - Strength & Sensitivity Project
Carla Dirlikov Canales, mezzo-soprano, SMTD BM `02, Founder of the Canales Project - Hear Her Song Project
Nicole Reehorst, SMTD MFA Dance Student and Ballet Dance Instructor at Dance Illumination
For questions, please contact Freyja Harris,   

The SMTD Faculty and Staff Allies Network (FASAN) is a collection of volunteer leaders dedicated to fostering a nurturing, respectful, and safe SMTD community, free from sexual misconduct, harassment, and gender bias. Distinct from a policy body or counseling effort, FASAN works collaboratively with the SMTD community to deepen our collective understanding of issues surrounding sexual misconduct, especially the power dynamics that can lead to abuse and a culture of silence. It strives to create a climate of open communication, awareness, and responsiveness through community education events. FASAN volunteers commit to attending additional training, particularly about U-M policies and support resources, so that they can serve as informed consultants to their faculty and staff peers. Network members seek to create an ever more positive learning atmosphere at SMTD and to improve the professional climate of the performing arts field as a whole.

Free - no tickets required, but registration recommended