Grace, a True-Life Survivor’s Story, Opens at Streetcar Crowsnest This Week

“There was no justice, there was just a legal outcome.”

Written by Jane Doe, Grace is a true-life story of survival, hope, and healing. In the wake of a young woman’s disclosure of childhood sexual assault, a family presses charges, pursuing justice at a time when provability still usurps truth in our courtrooms. Grace shifts our thinking to discussions on the failures of the legal system, and it asks where we go from here.

To augment the show, on Friday, January 12 at Streetcar Crowsnest from 4 to 6 p.m., join two free panels on “The Failure of Justice” (moderated by Christine McGoey, with guest speakers the Hon. Justice Rebecca Shamai; defence lawyer Megan Savard of Addario Law Group; and Deepa Mattoo, Director of Legal Services at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic) and “The Psychology of Memory” (with guest speakers Amy Gajaria, child psychologist; Dr. Lori Haskell, academic research associate with the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children; and psychotherapist Brenda Ponic, founder of the GTA Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Service Provider Network). 

Whether you watch a matinée performance and stay for the conversation, or make it a pre-show event before the evening show, these two panels are sure to incite a lively discussion around truth, justice, and the need for change.

Grace runs January 8-26 at Streetcar Crowsnest (345 Carlaw Ave). Find out more and get tickets here.

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