Oct 14th, 2019
Hear Men Read Aloud "The Apology"
Men will read aloud from Eve Ensler’s latest work, The Apology, written from her father’s point of view in the words she longed to hear. This work attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, and an expansive vision for the future. All are welcome.
Attendees familiar with The Apology may ask for a specific passage to be read aloud. Additionally, anyone may bring an apology that they have written to themselves and ask to have it read aloud.
About the Book
Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her.
Remarkable and original, The Apology is an acutely transformational look at how, from the wounds of sexual abuse, we can begin to re-emerge and heal. It is revolutionary, asking everything of each of us: courage, honesty, and forgiveness.