Sex Signals, an unorthodox sexual assault awareness program that combines education with humor and improvisation, is coming to Northern Michigan University. The program has been presented at campuses nationwide.
A two-person team of qualified educators will take the audience on an interactive, relevant, and often-humorous exploration of beliefs, behaviors, and gender stereotypes related to dating and sexual interaction. Then, through several semi-improvisational scenes, and one that depicts a rapist describing a rape, the program reaches out to students who have mislabeled coercion as consent, with the hope of changing behaviors and encouraging bystander intervention.
The show begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public. NMU’s PrimeTime Productions is sponsoring the Catharsis Productions presentation.