#SlutWalkCI – Nov. 19

SlutWalk is a transnational movement of social activism which began on Apr. 3, 2011, in response to a Canadian police officer telling college women that if they didn’t want to get raped, they shouldn’t go out dressed as “sluts.” Since then, demonstrations have been held all over the globe.

During this student-led event, all participants have the opportunity to stand up against the persisting double-standard of women being told by society not to dress or express themselves in the manner they choose, or risk others having an open invitation to publicly comment on their body or sexuality. Also protesting against anyone who explains the cause of the crime of rape by referring to any aspect of a person's appearance and calls for an end to rape culture against all persons.

This is an inclusive event where all voices and identities are valued. #SlutWalkCI acknowledges that marginalized groups, including women of color, LGBT who experience sexual violence and sexism differently, and disproportionately from those who do not share these identities. SlutWalk’s participants seek to grow in their understanding of the intersections of sexism, racism and homophobia in the context of rape culture and to better support all of CI and beyond.

For additional information contact Brittany Grice, Title IX and Inclusion Officer, at ext. 3608 or Brittany.grice@csuci.edu.

Soup, Salad & Service – Dec. 3

The Center for Community Engagement will be hosting, Soup, Salad & Service, Thursday, Dec. 3 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in Bell Tower West, Room 2185.  Join us for an informal luncheon that allows faculty interested in the pedagogy of service-learning and best practices to network and informally share successes and discuss issues and challenges.

For additional information contact Pilar Pacheco, Managing Director, Center for Community Engagement, at ext. 8851 or pilar.pacheco@csuci.edu.

 

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