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Our "Stories We Tell" writing workshop at Aperture Gallery
Storytelling with words and images: Our writing workshop at Aperture Gallery in NYC.

Last month, Aperture Foundation, the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and The Voices and Faces Project came together to present an intersectional approach to art-making and storytelling as vehicles to address gender-based violence. As part of a unique programming series that debuted at Aperture Gallery in Chelsea, photographer Renee Rowan, a graduate of our "Stories We Tell" writing workshop, launched her groundbreaking exhibition, Bodies of Wood while The Voices and Faces Project brought its two-day testimonial writing workshop to a community of gifted new writers.

Special thanks to Sheri Sandler and The Reba Judith Sandler Foundation for being the driving force behind a unique – and uniquely powerful – creative collaboration.
Apply for a future writing workshop and find out more about “The Stories We Tell.”
The Voices & Faces Project | The World Without Exploitation
Our newest Voices and Faces Project documentary initiative: The World Without Exploitation survivor story archive.
Nikki Bell
Nikki Bell, a survivor of exploitation who shared her story with The Voices and Faces Project. | Photo: Lynn Savarese
In 2016, The Voices and Faces Project partnered with Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Sanctuary for Families, and National Organization for Women/Women's Justice NOW to launch World Without Exploitation, a national coalition to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Today, our Voices and Faces Project storytelling team is leading the coalition's efforts to create the nation's first-ever archive of human trafficking and sexual exploitation survivor testimony. Through an online survivor survey (launching this fall), and our ongoing conversations with an extraordinary community of survivors who are sharing their stories in order to create change, our goal is to compile a body of testimony that allows us to better understand this pressing human rights and gender justice issue.
Stories on Stage | Words = Change
So great, and sold out: Our teen storytellers at Chicago’s Edge Theatre.
Caity-Shea Violette
Caity-Shea Violette, a featured Words = Change writer. | Photo: Tim Vin
Words = Change — a collaboration between Chicago's Stories on Stage and The Voices and Faces Project — was our first-ever public performance of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that speaks to the impact that gun violence, income inequality, and gender-based violence have on Chicago-area girls. Read aloud by young professional actors, these pieces were crafted by youth graduates of The Voices and Faces Project's "Stories We Tell" writing workshops at Chicago's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Young Women's Leadership Charter School, University of Chicago, and Northwestern University. Special thanks to Laurene Powell Jobs, Secretary Arne Duncan, and Emerson Collective for their support of this first of its kind — and sold out! — performance.
The Voices and Faces Project | Marketing a Movement
Can you market a movement?
Meaningful Voices
Our "Marketing a Movement" co-presenters, Katie Feifer (left) and Anne K. Ream. | Photo: Javier Otero
Translating what we know about human trafficking and sexual exploitation into a series of messages that resonate for the general public is what "Marketing a Movement," our newest Voices and Faces project advocacy training, is all about. This half-day presentation and moderated discussion begins with a case study focused on "The Ugly Truth" anti-trafficking campaign, which was recognized by the European Union as one of the most groundbreaking gender-justice campaigns running worldwide. Created with the support of NoVo Foundation, and in partnership with our trusted allies at Brew Advisors.

Find out more about bringing "Marketing a Movement" to your community.
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Scholarship Fund
Find out more about giving the gift of change by donating to our workshop scholarship fund. Every $500 raised provides a full two-day scholarship for a survivor waiting to take part in our program.
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