For each production, Chain Reaction Theatre Project collects a set of related online and print resources, to help our audience explore the subject matter.
“Body & Sold”
Men as Peacemakers
Men As Peacemakers (MAP) is building safe communities through programs that address and undermine the root causes of violence against women and children including sexism, male dominance, racism, homophobia, and transphobia. MAP is at the forefront of a movement to promote equality and end violence against women and children. MAP engages individuals and communities in Minnesota and beyond, by mobilizing existing community resources and developing innovative primary prevention and restorative justice strategies that are proven to significantly reduce and repair the harm caused by men.
Book: “Girls Like Us”
Documentary Movie: “Very Young Girls”
For the first time, Minnesota youth who engage in prostitution are viewed as victims and survivors, not criminals. They will be treated with dignity and respect, and directed to supportive services, and shelter and housing that meet their needs and recognize their right to make their own choices.
Sex Trading, Trafficking and Community Well-Being Initiative
“The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture” by Cordelia Anderson
Links to Articles/Videos about homeless youth
The Bridge for Youth
The Bridge for Youth helps youth and families build the bridge from crisis to intervention. They are dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future. The Bridge is a safe and welcoming place for youth ages 10-17 in the Twin Cities who have no one to turn to, nowhere to go. With a dedicated staff and strong support from the community, they help hundreds of youth get off the street, into safe shelter, and on to a better life. Their welcoming, residential setting is unique among programs for runaway and homeless youth, providing services at no charge, 24/7/365. The Bridge develops approaches that help youth and their families resolve their conflicts and move toward healthier relationships. Each year they serve more than a thousand young people and families with a continuum of services: a 24-hour hotline; a crisis shelter and counseling; youth, parent and family counseling; transitional programs; ongoing support services.
Cornerstone’s ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking. Healthy futures are possible when they coordinate an effective response, implement trauma-informed support services, mitigate the impact of violence on children and youth and confront the roots of violence.
ICA Food Shelf
ICA’s mission is to offer hope as they provide assistance to their neighbors in need. Their vision is to uphold the dignity of their neighbors striving for self-sufficiency, and to share the ongoing work of assisting their neighbors in partnership with the congregations, organizations, businesses and individuals in our communities. They believe that their presence in their communities makes their neighborhoods more stable and secure.
For more than 20 years, The Link has provided support to at-risk youth in the Twin Cities. Today, their programs reach out to youth and families at-risk youth in the Twin Cities when truancy, homelessness or involvement in the juvenile legal system is putting youth at risk of not reaching their fullest potential. By providing case management services to youth who are truant, homeless or in trouble with the law, The Link is building assets for at-risk youth and young adults to succeed in life. They currently serve over 3,300 at-risk youth each year.
Oasis for Youth
Oasis for Youth opens doors to housing, employment, education and wellness for youth facing homelessness in the suburbs. Oasis is celebrating 5 years of providing tools for stability and opportunities to thrive through individualized case management, onsite supportive services and connections to housing and community resources. Oasis for Youth is a vital community asset empowering all youth at risk of homelessness to believe in bright futures filled with hope, stability and self-fulfillment.
PROP (People Reaching Out to People)
PROP’s mission is to compassionately provide comprehensive support to their neighbors in need that creates a path towards self-sufficiency. They help people in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, Minnesota who are facing financial hardship or crisis. Primary services include a food shelf, short-term financial help, support for low-income families with children and teens, and support for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Simpson Housing’s mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness, with the knowledge that with close, individual advocacy and support, men, women and families experiencing homelessness achieve housing stability. They are committed to Housing First: house people quickly, then provide services as needed. Simpson’s programs include overnight shelter, supportive housing for individuals and families, and specialized programming for children and youth, designed to break the generational cycle of poverty and homelessness. Simpson Housing Services has been selected to provide on-site staff support at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’s affordable housing building 66 West in Edina, for youth ages 18-24.
Teens Alone is a community-based organization providing free and confidential crisis counseling and referral services to youth (ages 12-25) and their families in partnership with Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Wayzata school districts, as well as students attending Main Street School of Performing Arts.
VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)
VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) founders believed that helping a neighbor in need ultimately strengthens the community. VEAP has been operating under this principle for over 35 years, providing a range of services to help low-income people meet immediate needs and reach their long-term goal of stability. Today, VEAP serves the residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and South Minneapolis utilizing a unique mix of professional and volunteer services. VEAP’s Mission: Neighbors serving neighbors in need. VEAP’s Vision: Improving the lives of people in the community.
The Woman in the Mirror by Cynthia Bulik
Food: The Good Girls Drug: How to Stop Using Food to Control Your Feelings by Sunny Sea Gold
Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling by Anita A. Johnston
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney E. Martin
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher
Strong, Smart and Bold: Empowering Girls for Life by Carla Fine
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
“Too Young to Wed: The Secret of Child Brides”
by Cynthia Gorney in the June 2011 issue of National Geographic
“She’s 10 and May Be Sold to a Brothel”
by Nicholas D. Kristof in the June 1, 2011 issue of the New York Times
“Raiding a Brothel in India”
by Nicholas D. Kristof in the May 25, 2011 issue of the New York Times
“A Rite of Torture for Girls”
by Nicholas D. Kristof in the May 11, 2011 issue of the New York Times
“Upstanders: Ten Who Dared”
World Without Genocide
Dr. Greg Stanton
Sophie Scholl: “The Final Days” movie
Aung San Suu Kyi
Nicholas Kristoff: “21st Century Concentration Camps”
Romeo Dallaire: Genocide
Sir Nicholas Winton
Stop Genocide Now (Katie-Jay Scott and Gabe Stauring)
“The Flourishing Promise of Water’s Grace”