Past Event

Hoping, Healing, Inspiring – A Collective Art Installation

April 28, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 555

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 10 AM - 3:30 PM ET

Performance by LA BRUJA 12:30 PM - 2 PM ET 

Join SVR as we display the collective art installation that we have created as a community over the course of the entire month of April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). As part of this year’s theme of ‘Hope, Heal, Inspire,’ we invite you to take the time at any point during your day to stop by the installation to bear witness, honor, and reflect on the themes represented around survivorship, solidarity, compassion, defiance, and resilience as it connects to experiences and the overall issue of sexual violence. 

As part of the installation, we will be joined by NYC-based spoken word legend, LA BRUJA, who will perform her original work and read community members’ notes and messages to survivors. 

Share a message for a survivor

SVR is accepting submissions for letters to survivors that will be shared anonymously at the event. Share yours by Monday, April 25.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served. LA BRUJA will be accompanied by an ASL Interpreter. 

This event is hosted in partnership with Disability ServicesThe School of General Studies, the InterGreek Council, and Columbia Business School.

About Caridad De La Luz aka LA BRUJA: Caridad De La Luz is a multifaceted performer known as LA BRUJA. She raps, acts, sings, hosts, recites, dances, does stand-up comedy, writes plays/poems/songs/scripts, and teaches others how to do the same. Winner of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship 2020-2021 and The David Prize finalist 2021, she has been one of America's leading spoken word poets for over 15 years and has received the Puerto Rican Women Legacy Award, The Edgar Allan Poe Award from The Bronx Historical Society and was honored as A Bronx Living Legend by The Bronx Music Heritage Center. She was presented with a Citation of Merit from The Bronx Borough President and named “Top 20 Puerto Rican Women Everyone Should Know”. As of January 2022, she is the Interim Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and has created amazing new programs and continues to offer the mainstay shows that made the cafe famous. Visit and  

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Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please notify us in advance if you require closed captioning, sign-language interpretation, or any other disability accommodations. Alternatively, Disability Services can be reached at 212-854-2388 and [email protected]

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Sexual Violence Response