Lillian Allen and Jane Doe



Jane Doe

Project Director

Jane Doe is a sexual assault author, educator and activist.  Her successful 1998 civil suit against the Toronto Police set legal precedent and is taught in law schools in Canada and internationally (Jane Doe v Toronto Police Force.)  Her book, The Story of Jane Doe: A book about rape (Random House 2004), is part of course studies in high schools, colleges and universities.  Jane is a former punk rocker, prison abolitionist, sex worker ally and general subversive who has always used art in her work. READ MORE…

Lillian Allen

Artistic Director

Lillian Allen is an award winning and internationally renowned poet, arts activist and writer. She is a cultural strategist and professor of creative writing (Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto). As one of its lead originators, she specializes in the writing and performing of the highly political form of dub poetry; the predecessor to rap, hip hop and spoken word. She has opened up the form for women. READ MORE…




B.A.N.D. (Black Artists Network in Dialogue)

Native Women in the Arts

The OCRCC, (Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres) 

and Red Sky Performance.

Ongoing support for The Roadshow by friends, colleagues and artists for the first year of The Roadshow are also responsible for its success. Thank you so much.