SEX. CONSENT. POWER. PLEASURE. Film, Conversation, & Community

Paradigm Shift: NYC’s Feminist Community & SAFER Proudly Present

THE LINE, documentary screening
Panel discussion featuring:


ERIN BURROWS, Students Active For Ending Rape

JOSEPH SAMALIN, Men Can Stop Rape, Campus Strength Coordinator

IGNACIO RIVERA, Sex educator, Organizer & Performance Artist


Endorsed by WBAI-FM 99.5

Join our special honored guests including former Paradigm Shift event
speakers, feminist authors, activists, and thought leaders

Support by Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership,, Hunter Women’s Rights Coalition, Identity House, NOW NYS YFTF, Amy Mitten Photography, TimeOut NY, WBAI-FM 99.5

Attendees are welcome to discuss & document their thoughts on consent
for the “Where is Your Line?” campaign

When: TUES, DEC. 1st
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
Gallery Bar
120 Orchard Street, between Delancey St. and Rivington St.
Subway: Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z), Grand St (B, D), 2nd
Ave-Houston St (F, V)

Cost: $7 if you RSVP before Dec. 1st, 12:00 noon / Students FREE / $10
at door
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THE LINE Synopsis:
A one night stand far from home goes terribly wrong. As the filmmaker
unravels her experience, she decides to confront her attacker. Told
through a “sex-positive” lens, THE LINE is a 24 minute
documentary about a young woman – the filmmaker- who is raped,
but her story isn’t cut and dry. Not a “perfect
victim,” the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the
conversation with a hidden camera. Sex workers, survivors and
activists discuss justice, accountability and today’s
“rape culture.” The film asks the question: where is the
line defining consent? THE LINE was completed in July 2009.


Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker, writer and activist working for over
thirteen years to create community solutions to combat sexual violence
and promote public debate. THE LINE is a personal documentary that
explores consent from a sex-positive point of view. With an emphasis
on interactivity and dialogue, she launched the accompanying
“where is your line?” campaign. Prior to THE LINE, she
produced the award-winning short film OCEAN AVENUE.

Nancy is the founder of an online initiative noted
by The New York Times, Gawker, The Village Voice and The Daily News to
engage community organizations and businesses to create safer routes
for pedestrians, especially women. From 2002- 2005 she was a founding
editor and Creative Director of HEEB Magazine. For six years Nancy was
the Program Officer at the Fund for Jewish Documentary Film. She has
curated short film festivals at the Pioneer Theater, Berlin, London
and Tel Aviv. Her essays have been featured in The Independent, HEEB,
Sh’ma and Plenty Magazine.

Nancy lectures extensively on college campuses on the topic of consent
and healthy sexual boundaries. She is a graduate of Columbia
University with a degree in Art History and Film. She has lived in
Paris and Jerusalem, and currently resides in Brooklyn. She recently
married Isaac Mathes, her cameraman.


Erin Burrows, M.A., completed her Fifth Year MA in Women’s
History at Sarah Lawrence in 2009. She was a leader in the successful
campaign at Sarah Lawrence College to rewrite the Sexual Harassment
and Sexual Assault Policy and improve sexual assault services on
campus. Erin was heavily involved with feminist and queer organizing
on campus, leading to numerous changes in programming and policy
including mandatory anti-oppression training for student senators.
Erin was awarded the Senior Appreciation Award for recognition of her
undergraduate leadership in 2008. She has been working for SAFER since
August, 2008 and joined the board in May, 2009. She currently works as
a Community Educator in the Domestic Violence Education and Prevention
Program at My Sisters’ Place, based in Yonkers, NY.

Prior to joining Men Can Stop Rape as Campus Strength Coordinator,
Joseph was co-president of Columbia University’s men’s group, Columbia
Men Against Violence. He has been working on rape prevention and
anti-violence work with young men in New York and other areas for 15

Ignacio Rivera is a Queer, gender fluid, Trans- Entity, Black Boricua
performance artist, currently performing skits, spoken word,
one-person shows and story-telling internationally. Ignacio is a
lecturer/trainer, activist, new filmmaker and self-proclaimed sex
educator. As a lecturer/ trainer, Ignacio has spoken at home and
abroad on such topics of racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, transgender
issues, sexual liberation, anti-oppression, anti-violence, multi-issue
organizing and more. Ignacio currently consultants with various
organizations in New York City conducting professional development
trainings for NYC high school staff.

Started by Columbia University students in 2000, Students Active for
Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual
violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to
reform college sexual assault policies. An all-volunteer collective,
SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training
manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring;
our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online
resource library and network for student organizers. SAFER firmly
believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to
multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and
homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a
broader anti-oppression lens.


Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership

Identity House

Hunter Women’s Rights Coalition

NOW NYS Young Feminist Task Force

Amy Mitten Photography

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