via press release:
ABC FAMILY’S “SWITCHED AT BIRTH” PARTNERS WITH BREAK THE CYCLE FOR
A LIVE TWITTER AFTER-CHAT TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL CONSENT ON
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 STARTING AT 7:00PM PT/10:00PM ET
Burbank, CA (February 2, 2015) – “Switched at Birth” series star Vanessa Marano, guest star Max Adler and show creator/Executive Producer Lizzy Weiss will be part of a special Twitter “After-Chat” moderated by a Break the Cycle specialist after the East Coast broadcast of an all-new episode addressing the topical issue of sexual consent on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Fans can also live tweet with Adler and Weiss during the east coast airing of the episode.
Tuesday, February 3
6pm PT/9pm ET – Live tweet with Max Adler (@Mr_Max_Adler) and Lizzy Weiss (@LizzyWeissSAB) using #SwitchedAtBirthChat
7pm PT/10pm ET – Live Twitter After-Chat with Vanessa Marano (@abcfSAB), Max Adler (@Mr_Max_Adler), Lizzy Weiss (@LizzyWeissSAB) and Break the Cycle (@BreaktheCycleDV) using #SwitchedAfterChat
In the episode, titled “At the First Clear Word,” Bay (Vanessa Marano) wakes after a night of drinking with her friend Tank (guest star Max Adler, “Glee”) to find that she has slept with him, although she doesn’t remember doing so. She tries to piece together the events of the evening, but as she speaks with Tank and different people about the situation, what really happened may not be so clear.
Peabody Award-winner “Switched at Birth” is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”), Paul Stupin (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Make It or Break It”), and Linda Gase (“ER,” “Army Wives”). The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) as John Kennish; Lea Thompson (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Back to the Future,” “Caroline in the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) as Toby Kennish; Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe with guest star Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”) as Melody Bledsoe.
After the twitter chat, keep the conversation going and support healthy relationships! Participate in our annual Talk-A-Thon that kicks off February 3, 2015 and goes throughout the month. Go ahead, start talking. Click here for more information! http://www.itstimetotalkday.org/talk-a-thon-guide
Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization exclusively providing comprehensive dating abuse programs to young people and adult allies. Whether it’s innovative violence prevention program, hosting public campaigns or championing effective laws and policies, we inspire and support young people to build healthy relationships and a culture without abuse.
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