2017 Rally for Respect

A culture of [respect] can prevent sexual violence.

Respect is a concept that can represent a number of things to different people. However, at its core, it reflects a thoughtful consideration of others. Respect builds healthy, safe relationships and communities.

Healthy relationships and positive experiences are based on respect. It doesn’t matter who it’s with or where it is… it could be with your partner, your classmate, a friend of a friend, or even a stranger you don’t know.

Respect means knowing where the line is and not crossing it. It means engaging in open communication, not assuming consent, accepting others decisions and limits, watching out for your friends when you are out, resisting peer pressure to go along with or join in on sexually offensive behavior or harassment, and having empathy and compassion for victims.

We can all play a role in preventing sexual violence in our communities. It starts by standing up for respect. For yourself and your friends.

Expect [respect] Showcase

April 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Walk up seating still available.   ages 10+

Tenney Theatre on the grounds of St. Andrew Cathedral

Join us for a free performance of Expect [respect] followed by a discussion about [respect].

Know the line. [respect] the line. Protect the line.

In the context of sexual activity, [respect] is essential. Without respect, sexual activity can easily cross into sexual violence.

What is Expect [respect]? 

This program is a 45 minute theatrical performance and discussion about sexual violence prevention created for middle school aged students.  The play is made up of short vignettes that focus on the importance of respecting boundaries and empowering students to create a safe community through informed action.  The program is an outreach program co-created by the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), Alliance for Drama Education (ADE), T-Shirt Theatre and Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY).

How does the program benefit my students?

The program focuses on developing social-emotional competencies such as, responsible decision making, relationship management, and social awareness through social modeling and group discussion. Some of the skills and behaviors taught throughout the program include: how to make decisions based on moral standards, how to communicate effectively, identify resources for help when needed, provide help to those who need it, advocate for oneself, and evaluate others’ emotional reactions. We believe that teaching your students these critical social skills may help to reduce sexual violence and bullying at your school.

Who will administrate the program?

Vignettes will be performed by T-shirt Theatre actors and integrated with a moderated discussion lead by HTY and ADE actor educators.  Educators from the SATC will attend to support the discussion and provide information about additional resources available to schools.

For more information on Expect [respect] and how to bring it to your school click here.