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Operation Consent DC / Benefit for Standing Rock NoDAPL

  • Open Studio DC 1135 Okie Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

"Operation Consent is back in DC this Valentines day! Come out as we support No DAPL protests at Standing Rock. Because consent is in everything, from valentines to Indigenous land."

Operation Consent is a recurring, interactive exhibition "with the mission of transforming a society of rape culture to a culture of consent." The exhibition has occured in DC in 2016 at Union Arts and in LA in 2017. This installment of Operation Consent DC will include a variety of artists from the DMV whose work will range from illustration to interactive installation. All proceeds from show will go to Standing Rock/NoDAPL.

February 14th, 7-11pm
$5+ donation
1135 Okie St. NE
Open Studio DC

Operation Consent is a project within the community based arts collective, I Cannot Complain

Participating Artists

Rose Jaffe


Darius Frank

Sana Manejwala

Regine Daniels

Tae Hamm

Mya Carmichael

Elise Dorsey

Rebecca Bean

Alem Lee

Roxanna Madjd

Maurice Andreas




Here is more info about I Cannot Complain from its creator Elise Dorsey:

"My name is Elise. I started I Cannot Complain in August 2014 after the first attack on Gaza made me realize how small my problems were and how I wouldn't have time to complain if I was doing something about them. So a month later, we had our first show, Operation Gaza.

I Cannot Complain is a community based collective providing safe spaces. It is comprised of anyone with an idea and a heart for the advancement of the whole. Through interactive, informative art exhibitions, we tackle social justice issues head on. 

We are currently working on our second campaign, Operation Consent. A traveling exhibition starting in Washington, D.C. with the intent to bring awareness to rape culture and the importance of consent. 

We've worked with groups such as the DCRCC, MCASA, and the UNWRA in order to make these events succesful.

As our community expands, we hope to keep creating safe spaces for everyone. We are all reflections of the other. Lets reflect healing."

Later Event: February 18
NoDAPL SURJ Community Meeting