Last week, the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) at UCLA presented a conversation with Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago in Royce Hall, moderated by KCRW’s Edward Goldman.
“It’s always great to awaken from being ignorant, but at the same time it’s kind of that weight that comes with knowledge.”
“Feminism to me is the belief in providing an inclusive and intersectional space for all identities.”
Three women stood blindfolded in front of Royce Hall on Tuesday afternoon, February 2nd, with their mouths taped and their arms adorned with hearts. There, at the center of their art protest, stood a poster with the words, “If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, please draw a heart on my arm.”
“Women shouldn’t have to take a breath before they say what they want.”
The last event of Bruin Consent Coalition’s Consent Week was the Neurobiology of Trauma, consisting of multiple presentations to help guide the healing process for survivors and friends of survivors of sexual assault.
Dealing with sexual assault and consent can be messy, sensitive, and shrouded in gray. Luckily, Bruin Consent Coalition (BCC) is here to help. On the fourth day of Consent Week, BCC presented a Know Your Rights panel to present the options available for survivors after sexual assault.
Last night, January 13th, UCLA’s CAC kicked off the new year with a showcase of spoken word co-programmed by The Word on Wednesday and Bruin Consent Coalition. This week’s topic was “Sexual Violence in LGBT+ Communities.
voidLab is a feminist group at UCLA aiming to change the way femininity and non-male people are conceived in tech spaces.
Out of all the things that compose an individual’s identity, one’s culture (defined by similarities in ideals, religion, language, habits, etc.) is perhaps the most significant. While we mostly understand the experiences of people of different singular cultures, oftentimes the experiences of individuals with more than one ethnicity are overlooked or unheard. I sat down with women of multiple ethnicities to better understand how their multiple cultures have shaped their lives, experiences and viewpoints on the world. Below are transcribed excerpts of these conversations.