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CACTA Presents: Benefit for Childhood Fractured - 7:30PM | $26.50

  • Uncommon Ground (Edgewater) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

The Chicago Actors’ Call To Action Presents: Benefit for Childhood Fractured

Benefit evening for Childhood Fractured, a humanities-based human rights initiative centered on using contemporary art to prevent the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

A great line up of theatre and musical professionals to entertain, inform and excite you. Win some amazing prizes in our raffle.



Childhood Fractured is a non-profit humanities-based human rights initiative centered on using contemporary art to prevent the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Our initiative operates on a multitude of levels. We are fostering civic engagement with regards to individuals and their level of awareness regarding the international epidemic of child sexual abuse. We are challenging them to engage and challenge their communities to do the same. Legislative and macro actions will soon follow. Decisive and swift action is necessary if we are to ensure the psychological, emotional, and physical safety of the children here today and the generations to come.

The foundation of this project is a series of 13 paintings each with a written narrative meant to explore the childhood sexual abuse of artist Allen Vandever. This contemporary artwork functions as a creative interface for the public to be made aware of the realities of childhood sexual abuse told from the male perspective and to foster constructive, critical, and positive dialogues on this topic. The artwork and their respective narratives are currently being compiled into a book. This book will also feature expository writings on the topic of childhood sexual abuse, current medical research, and critical analysis of what we can do as a society in relation to childhood sexual abuse and exploitation.