Karin Venegas  

Karin’s artistic life began as a young child acting in New York City’s off-off Broadway theatre scene before attending LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (more commonly known as the school from “Fame”). She holds a BA in Sociology from Mount Holyoke College, as well as certification from the New York State Department of Health as a Volunteer Victims Advocate. In this role, Karin spent two years providing crisis counseling to rape and domestic violence victims in the emergency rooms of Manhattan’s St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. She has worked for nearly 10 years at Exploring the Arts, a nonprofit supporting arts education in urban public schools throughout New York City and Los Angeles. (08/15)

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Unafraid: Voices From the Crime Victims Treatment Center

A film by Karin Venegas, 2014, 44 min, Color

A deeply personal documentary, UNAFRAID gives voice to four, diverse rape survivors and takes a historic look back at the pioneering treatment center where they now receive counseling. In her directorial debut, Karin Venegas highlights the work of two unsung feminist heroes in the movement for victims’ rights at the height of 1970s feminism and…

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