Alysha Warren writes in with an empowering and inspiring way for students to describe the impact of sexual violence on their lives through their own artwork or written prose.
WEconSent is soliciting stories from survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking and commentary from the community about these issues. We invite submissions of poetry, art work, photography and personal narratives from students who have been directly and indirectly affected by this issue to discuss how sexual violence has touched their lives.
The zine will be used in a variety of settings to raise dialogue about sexual violence in all its forms; including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Your story will have the opportunity to touch the lives of individuals and foster dialogue around these important issues. This project will continue into the fall, but we aim to have a draft for use in Fall 2013 orientation.
More information about how to participate and submission details after the jump.
Deadline: Ongoing, May 30th for inclusion in Fall 2013 issue
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that Take Back the Night is taking place tonight. But, just in case, Alysha Warren has you covered in filling you in on the details. It’s an event that should be a priority for every member of our campus community.
Students for Consent and Communication will be holding the annual Take Back the Night march as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Thursday, April 25th at 7pm.
Take Back the Night brings the community together to speak out and take a stand against sexual violence. The event raises awareness about sexual violence and provides survivors with a safe space to share their stories. Through the march around campus, speak out circles and candlelight vigil we will create a safe and caring space where every survivor has a voice. The speak out circles are confidential and we ask that you do not repeat anything that is heard in these circles. Onomatopoeia and the Wesleyan Spirits will share their talents and refreshments will be provided by various student groups.
Break the silence and support the Wesleyan community!!
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Location: Steps of Olin (RAIN LOCATION: Malcolm X House)