A weekly round-up curated by Women’s Center staff member, Michael Jalloh Jamboria
In the spirit of my friend, who gave us the glorious name ‘Slaying on the Weekly’, every week I will be bringing you some interesting, funny or thought-provoking content from the internet! Be sure to join us next week for more and continue to slay!
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Every 107 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. Approximately 4/5 of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. Survivors of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.” The Women’s Center is dedicated to programming centered around sexual assault awareness. Be sure to check out the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar.
Take Back the Night was Thursday April 13th. If you came and shared your story, we are so proud of you. If you didn’t, we are still proud of you. Your story is valid. We believe you. The Women’s Center is dedicated to programming and events that center the voices of survivors. There are still events where you can share your story. Stay tuned for a photo re-cap of the TBTN event.
- There will be a Monument Quilt making workshop on April 19th from 4-6pm in the Women’s Center. Join us!!
- Join us at the Just Ask panel on April 26th in the Harbor Multipurpose Room.
- How is sexual assault affect those of immigrant communities? Join us for our panel discussion on current gender-based violence issues affecting immigrant communities on May 1st from 7-8:30.
Check out this awesome comic on affirmative consent!
Want to stay informed on things that are happening with the presidential administration. Be sure to check out What the F**k Just Happened Today? This is a website that has specifics on the happenings of the Trump administration. Stay up to date!
What’s happening in Syria? Check out this BBC article on the happenings of Syria.
Al-Jazeera has the up to date news on the latest humanitarian crisis’ happening. Check them out, and let’s see what we can do to make the world a better place!
Are there any resources you want to see on next week’s slaying on the weekly? Drop a comment!
Women’s Center staff members being goofy at the 2017 TBTN!
Who ever you are, what ever your story, we are here to listen. We see you. You are home. You belong. You matter. See you next week!