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Key Change



Open Clasp are launching Key Change by Catrina McHugh MBE (Carol Tambor, Best of Edinburgh Award, 2015, New York Times Critics Pick, 2016) on the 25th November, to mark the UN campaign International Day to End Violence Against Women & Girls and running for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign until the 10th December.

Devised with women in HMP Low Newton, UK and originally toured to male prisons, Key Change is a raw and illuminating portrayal of women in prison. It was performed at the Houses of Parliament, UK in 2016 to help policy makers further understand the complex journey women who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System face, and the impact of gender violence on their lives. Key Change has been filmed in partnership with the BBC and Arts Council to share with a global audience.

They’re inviting as many partners as possible to stream on that day to create an international discussion around women in prison and their experiences of violence. They invite audiences to laugh and cry with the women on the stage, step in their shoes, feel empathy and ultimately to engage with the UN campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls and advocate for a change in society.

Would your audiences be motivated and empowered to be a part of this global, online event?

Three ways you can get involved

Host a screening – If you have a laptop with access to the internet, and an audience you’d like to invite, it’s as simple as pressing play on the link that they will send over on the day. The streaming of Key Change, live, is at 7pm from 25th November on our Facebook page and via YouTube.

Share the screening – Visit their Facebook page, click share on their Key Change Live post, to share it to your Facebook network. Watch the post-show discussion live from Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne. They’ll also send you an email to share with your database, once the screening has finished and is available to watch on demand.

Tweet and Comment – save the date, on the 25th November and throughout the 16 days of activism, join the debate and encourage your friends and networks watch Key Change.

You can email for a Toolkit and more info debbie@openclasp.plus.com

Visit the website http://www.openclasp.org.uk/