The One Book One Community Project will be hosting authors Chessy Prout and Jenn Abelson for a public talk about their book, “ I Have the Right To”.
Chessy was a 15-year-old student at a prestigious New England boarding school in 2014 when she was sexually assaulted by Owen Labrie, a popular senior at the school. She reported the attack and Labrie was arrested and charged. The ensuing trial revealed a rape culture at the school that included a student "ritual" involving senior boys trying to "score" with younger girls before graduation. In I Have the Right To, Prout tells her story again, in often wrenching detail - but she also looks forward in the book - advocating for a cultural change and a "Bill of Rights" for sexual assault survivors.
Now in its 11th season at the University of Arkansas, the One Book One Community project continues to present topics to the campus and NWA community that require thoughtful reflection, in-depth analysis, and insightful conversations around contemporary topics.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Reserve your ticket now, as seating is limited!