Tag Archives: sexual violence

Event: Take Back the Night!

Thursday, April 4
College Green

Take Back the Night is an annual event organized to raise awareness and break the silence around the pandemic of sexual violence. It is a powerful evening beginning with a rally filled with moving speeches and performances, a march through campus and a candlelight vigil where survivors can share their stories in a safe and affirming space. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Event: One Billion Rising

Thursday, February 14
College Green, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Please join the Penn Women’s Center, student groups, and leaders campus-wide to take part in the international One Billion Rising campaign. One Billion Rising is a call to action based on the staggering statistics that show as many as 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. This adds up to more than one billion women and girls. You can show your commitment to eradicating violence on campus and beyond by joining us to dance on College Green.

Event: Social Justice Media Making with Aishah Shahidah Simmons & Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez

Social Justice Media Making:

A Conversation with Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez and Aishah Shahidah Simmons

When: Monday, April 1, 2013 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Where: Temple University, 812 Anderson Hall (Women’s Studies Lounge)

This event brings together two contemporary activist-artists whose multimedia and multifaceted work demonstrates the best that social justice media making can embody: Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez, a Queer Latin@, Columbian-American video artist with a long history of work in the community arts movement, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons, an award-winning African-American feminist lesbian independent documentary filmmaker, television and radio producer, published writer, international lecturer, and activist.

These two vibrant artist-activists will discuss the importance of media production for marginalized communities, examining how marginalized communities have and can mobilize media making tools in the service of social justice. Each speaker will also discuss their own media making practices as well as tactics for using media to fight violences of capitalism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, sexual assault, and the prison industrial complex.

Enríquez-Enríquez has made a number of award-winning multimedia video installations including Un/binding Desires, Escrito, Intimate Margins, and Reclaiming Spaces, and Simmons is the director of the award-winning film NO!: The Rape Documentary.