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While although at times it seems as if we are against all odds, we must, in the words of Davis, “Act as if you were able to change the world.”
The hard work of students and leaders in the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center came together in one event: A Conversation with Janet Mock. Mock is a Honolulu born trans rights activist and author, with work featured in Slate, Colorlines and Marie Claire.
During the middle of Spring Quarter, election season is in full-swing at UCLA. This year, Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, an outspoken and proud feminist, is running for Internal Vice President of the Undergraduate Students Association Council.
Today I participated in Consent Walk, an event hosted by 7000 in Solidarity to inform students about the meaning and significance of consent. While survivors and advocates united in order to march throughout campus with signs explaining “We Don’t Owe YOU Anything” and “The Absence of ‘No’ Does Not Equal Consent,” I was able to reflect on…
This past Wednesday, April 23rd, dozens of denim jeans and shorts could be seen spread out on the lawn in front of UCLA’s Kerckhoff Hall. On the clothing, in bold paint, were phrases such as “No = No” and “Break the Silence.” The work was a part of UCLA’s support for Denim Day USA and a part of Sexual Assault Awareness month.
As part of events going on throughout April geared towards sexual assault awareness, UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) created a lecture specifically tailored for men entitled “Men in the Movement.” This event was designed to educate students, especially young men, on violence and sexual assault.
“The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.”
Over 400,000 kits are untested in the United States, and 11,000 in the city of Detroit alone. In 2009, an abandoned storage facility was opened and kits dating back to the 1980’s were found. Since that time only 1,600 kits have been processed, but 100 serial rapists have been identified.