Chessy Prout at Anderson's Bookshop
VENUE CHANGE: This event has been moved from its original North Central College location to Anderson's Bookshop, located at 123 W Jefferson Ave in downtown Naperville. The event will still begin at 7pm.
Anderson's Bookshop is proud to present a special event with author and high school sexual assault survivor Chessy Prout.
A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gut-wrenching memoir.
There are two types of tickets:
A FREE ticket that admits one person to the event
A $21 ticket that admits one person AND includes a copy of Chessy's book, "I Have the Right To." If you choose this option, you will pick up your book at the event. They will not be available for pick up before that time.
Here's what you get with each $21 ticket:
Admittance for one person
A copy of the new book handed to you when you arrive
A personalization (your name in the book)
The opportunity to meet Chessy
Here's what you shouldn't expect:
An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
A photo of you and Chessy
Seating is first come, first served. Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.
PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.
More about the book:
The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls.
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. 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.
This memoir is more than an account of a horrific event. It takes a magnifying glass to the institutions that turn a blind eye to such behavior and a society that blames victims rather than perpetrators. Chessy's story offers real, powerful solutions to upend rape culture as we know it today. Prepare to be inspired by this remarkable young woman and her story of survival, advocacy, and hope in the face of unspeakable trauma.
More about the author:
Chessy Prout is a high school sexual assault survivor. Raised in Japan, Chessy matriculated to St. Paul's School 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.
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville (View)
123 W Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
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