In a uniformly excellent cast, it's Paul and Pink I'll most remember, trying and failing to protect each other in a world where they feel ever smaller and more alone - much like those forlorn Russian girls, each one a prisoner of the American dream.""Director Laura Gordon does a really good job of bringing everything together in a way that makes it seem perfectly relatable, which goes a long way toward making it all feel very, very heartbreakingly real.
It’s the little things that make it all quite vivid.""In a play that could veer into stereotype easily, director Laura Gordon shows masterful control.
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The blocking is intriguing, but her real impact is maintaining the believability of family interchanges, subtle warnings and memorable explosions." , chalk full of more details about the show!
Radio Milwaukee (88.9 WYMS) did a Community Story about Russian Transport.
Pieces of this collection will be displayed in our lobby throughout the run of RUSSIAN TRANSPORT.
Learn more about The goal of the Benedict Center's Sisters Program is to create a citywide policy to provide a public health based approach to help women in street prostitution and sex trafficking instead of criminalizing them.
A study released in 2016 of a group of Russian HIV-positive women who inject drugs reported that almost a quarter (24.1%) had been forced to have sex with a police officer.
This significantly contributed to these women’s unwillingness to seek harm reduction services.18 An estimated 44% of new infections are associated with heterosexual sex, with the partners of sex workers and injecting drug users at increased risk.19 As male-to-female sexual transmission of HIV is more efficient than female-to-male transmission, Russia’s HIV epidemic is affecting increasing numbers of women.
When the Milwaukee Police Department can divert women to the Sisters Program instead of a ticket, fine or incarceration, women have the opportunity to change their lives and the lives of their family/children, and avoid future incarceration, fines or other judgments made by the criminal justice system.
The White House move this week to limit Steve Bannon's congressional testimony while permitting a current administration official to speak freely reveals how precisely it is controlling what is shared with lawmakers.
In 2015, 54% of those newly diagnosed with HIV where the mode of transmission was known were infected through injecting drug use.11 However, in the same year 44% of new infections occurred through heterosexual sex.12.
Some experts predict that heterosexual sex may soon overtake injecting drug use as the main means of HIV transmission.13 This means the HIV epidemic may be shifting from mainly affecting key populations including people who inject drugs, sex workers, prisoners and men who have sex with men, to affecting the general population.14 Russia has the highest number of people who inject drugs in the region (1.8 million) - about 2.3% of the adult population.15 Between 18% and 31% of people who inject drugs are thought to be living with HIV.16 A 2015 survey of people who inject drugs conducted in five Russian cities (Abakan, Barnaul, Volgograd, Naberezhnye Chelny and Perm) found that one in three people who inject drugs were living with HIV.17 Women who inject drugs are marginalised and particularly vulnerable to violence.
Currently, there are around 850,000 people thought to be living with HIV,6 although it is estimated that at least another 500,000 cases have gone undiagnosed.7 An additional 220,000 people have died of AIDS-related illnesses since the mid 1980s, when the virus was first reported in the country.8 Although the Russian government has collected extensive epidemiological data on HIV since 1987 9 official data remains under reported.10 While a lack of data is a problem, it is clear that evidence-based policies would save many lives.