In compliance with the new requirements, Napolitano issued a new presidential policy “that prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, provides support for victims, and outlines training for faculty, staff, and students.”
On March 4, 2014, UCLA’s History Department hosted their quarterly “Why History Matters” panel discussion. This quarter, it focused on the topic of “Women’s Rights as Human Rights” and was co-sponsored by UCLA’s law school.
From February 20th to the 22nd, UCLA is hosting a re-creation The Vagina Monologues. While the word “vagina” can be a taboo for many people, this play confronts the audience with the idea that the vagina should be celebrated and not hidden.
UCLA’s Women’s Health Clinics offers patients: a “well-woman exam, birth control advice, pregnancy testing and counseling, screening for sexually transmitted infections, diagnosis of gynecological disorders”, including pap smears and breast examinations.
On Thursday, February 6th, One Billing Rising for Justice, the Critical Race Studies Program, and the Womyn of Color Collective at UCLA Law School presented “The State of Female Justice: Los Angeles.” The event explored “why women experience economic, racial, environmental and cultural violence; and ask ourselves what might real justice look like for women in America.”
Feb. 4 2014 marked the start of UCLA’s V-Day campaign, “a global movement to celebrate women, promote gender equality, and end gender based violence.”
In the windy beginnings of Friday afternoon, UCLA students gathered at Kerckhoff Grand Salon to hear a panel on Title IX, given by survivor and activist Annie Clark, and according to her, your Title IX rights as a UCLA student are being violated.
7000 in Solidarity, a campaign against sexual assault, continued Consent Week by organizing a “Survivor Speak Out” Thursday night in the CAPS Large Conference Room on campus.
On Wednesday, the Cultural Affairs Commission, CAC, teamed up with 7000 in Solidarity to create a unique variation of their weekly creative lounge, “The Word.” The night was called “Silence and Sexual Violence,” and anyone who wanted to speak about their assault, the assault of someone they know, or speak in broad terms about oppression was invited to do so.