Launching at 250 Montreal Rd on August 3rd 2017!

 Sexual Assault:The Roadshow is a traveling art gallery in a shipping container that raises awareness about sexual violence through art. The Roadshow will be travelling across the province and Ottawa will be it’s ninth stop!



Sexual Assault: The Roadshow is coming to Ottawa!



With the support of the property owner of 250 Montréal Road, the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the heart of Vanier will welcome: Sexual Assault: The Roadshow /

Grâce au soutien du propriétaire du 250, chemin de Montréal et de l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), le cœur de Vanier accueillera : Sexual Assault: The Roadshow.

Roadshow Artistic Director Lillian Allen and Project Director Jane Doe

August 3rd -August 28th
250 Montreal Road
Ottawa Launch and Media Conference:  August 3rd at 11am & viewings until 5 pm
Everyone is invited! 
You know how art has the power to change things?  Sexual Assault: The Roadshow is a participatory art gallery in a shipping container.  It’s travelling to 15 cities in Ontario over a three year period and Ottawa is it’s 9th stop.  At each stop, local women’s agencies (that’s us!) will work with local artists and community participants (that’s you!) to create art that talks back to sexual violence.  SASK will be hosting several public exhibitions (beginning at the August 3rd launch) with opportunities for visitors to create your own art  –  and several workshops. We are working with the Babely Shades Collective ( to make it all happen.

Sexual Assault:The Roadshow ( is a project by sexual assault activist Jane Doe and artist/activist Lillian Allen (pictured above).  It’s funded by the Ontario Arts Council, and is an initiative of the Premier’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence.   Vtape is the project sponsor.   


Friday August 18th 2017
Saturday August 19TH 2017
1pm-5pm CLOSED
Sunday August 20th 2017
Wednesday August 23rd 2017
Thursday August 24th 2017
Friday August 25th 2017
Sunday August 27th 2017
Monday August 28th 2017



Registration is limited for all workshops: to register  by e-mailing 

Thursday, August 17th 2017

“Can’t Keep Us Down” Queering Expression of Healing and Resistance

Spoken Word Workshop


With Roselyne D-G

6:00pm -9:00pm

August is Pride Month in Ottawa, and LGBTQIA+ experiences of sexual violence are often marginalized. Join local spoken word artist and activist Roselyne D-G  as she guides participants through exploring expression through spoken word. Poetry can be a powerful way of expressing ones experiences of strength and 19990469_10154643820921472_8915636445118142742_nhope. “Spoken Word” is an umbrella term. It refers to poetry that is read aloud; it may contain elements of theater, stand-up comedy, storytelling, rhetoric, jazz, hip hop, or other forms.

You do not need any experience!

Information table will be set up with local resources for LGBTQIA+ survivors.


Priority for participation will be giving to folks from LGBTQIA+ communities


Sunday, August 19th 2017



Beading and Healing

with Ritchie Kwe Beads

This workshop will focus on healing from inter-generational and interpersonal violence! Ritchie KWE Beads was born out of a fusion of cultures, Native American and Afro-Jamaican and Guyanese. Our hope is to continue to explore the union of various cultures with our own and share some treasures along the way.

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017



We will be hosting aromatherapy workshop for sex workers. This workshop will be sex worker led and will be a sex worker positive space!


Thursday, August 24th 2017


Decolonial Love

With RJ Jones

530pm- 730pm

RJ Jones of Decolonizing Art will be guiding participants through t-shirt making for survivors to “speak” back to their experiences of violence. RJ is an anti-racist sexual health educator that will guide participants in reclaim “love” as a form of healing.