Chessy Prout at an OPEN House Event to present I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope

EVENT OVERVIEW: Chessy Prout will be In Conversation with Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe Spotlight Reporter and Co-Author about their New Hardcover Memoir I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Chessy Prout is a high school sexual assault survivor.  Raised in Japan, Chessy matriculated to St. Paul’s School—a boarding school in New Hampshire, where her father and sister attended.  There, as a freshman, Chessy was the victim of a sexual assault.  Chessy’s case and eventual trial garnered national and international media attention, as her assault was part of a ritual competition at the school called the “Senior Salute.”  Two years later, in Chessy’s pursuit for justice, she decided to step forward publicly in August 2016 and launched the #IHaveTheRightTo initiative with the organization PAVE, for which she is an ambassador.  In this initiative Chessy encourages survivors and others to assert their most important, basic rights, and uses her voice to let other survivors know that you are not alone.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  In 2014, Chessy Prout was a Freshman at St. Paul’s School, a prestigious Boarding School in New Hampshire, when a Senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest called the Senior Salute (a ritual that was written up yearly in the School Newspaper).  Chessy bravely reported her assault to the Police and testified against her attacker in Court.  Then, in the face of unexpected backlash from her once-trusted School community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice.

In her powerful Memoir, written with Jenn Abelson, a Boston Globe Spotlight Reporter, I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope, Chessy recounts more than just the horrific event and it’s immediate aftermath.  I Have The Right To takes a magnifying glass to the institutions that turn a blind eye to such behavior and a society that blames victims rather than perpetrators and shows the tension, the hurt and the ripple effect of the pain, the isolation and the anger that manifests through the family and friends of survivors that choose to come forward and seek justice.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Chessy Prout will be In Conversation with Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe Spotlight Reporter and Co-Author about their New Hardcover Memoir I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Reservations are Requested.  Make Your Reservations via E-Mail or Call Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126.  Chessy Prout will Author Autograph her New Book I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope purchased from Rainy Day Books.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for the New Hardcover I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope is Tuesday, March 06, 2018.  All Orders will be processed immediately.

Books are available for purchase or Pre-Order through the links below.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call Us at 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK:  Author Autographed Hardcover of I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice and Hope by Chessy Prout.


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