It Happens Here 2023: Supporting survivors of sexual violence
It Happens Here (IHH) is an annual anti-sexual violence tradition that began in 2012. The event aims to honor survivors of sexual violence by promoting awareness, solidarity and healing through the sharing of stories. IHH 2023 will be held on April 27 at 7 p.m. and will follow last year’s structure, where survivors tell their own stories onstage and readers bring voice to anonymously submitted stories. While the event itself will not occur until next spring, the impact of IHH spans the entirety of the school year and beyond. For example, forming our organizing team over this past semester and outlining our intentions for IHH 2023 has been a process defined by solidarity and consciousness-raising. Thus, as an inclusive event dedicated to all survivors in our campus community, we want to make the organizing process accessible to the whole of the Middlebury community.