I can’t believe it is already the last day of the first month of 2012! I thought I would write a 2011 in review post , but apparently the last half of 2011 has kept me too busy for much blogging. I miss it and hope to write more this year.
The next few months will continue to be busy on campus as we prepare for Sexual Assault Awareness month in April. This year I will have the opportunity to participate in events I have blogged about in the past! Some of these events will be open to the whole Tucson community, and are a great opportunity to get involved, learn more, and network with others committed to anti-violence.
- February 1, Gallagher Theater, 7 pm - The University of Arizona Women’s Resource Center’s Feminist Film Series is showing No! The Rape Documentary at the This documentary, created by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, examines sexual violence in African-American communities. I will be part of the panel discussion at the end of the film.
- February 7, Santa Cruz Room, Student Union, 5 pm – F.O.R.C.E. and the Women’s Resource Center are hosting a series called Taboo Talks, and I will be participating in the conversation about Women and Sexual Health. While I always want to be sure to clarify that rape is not sex, having experienced that sort of trauma can certainly impact your sexual health (and well-being in general). I look forward to the conversation and questions.
- February 16, 17, 18, Social Sciences Building Room 100, 7:30 pm – The Vagina Monologues: The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. Sponsored by the UA Vagina Warriors group.
- April 10 – Take Back the Night march and event. This year the UA Campus and Tucson community are partnering to create one unified event. I will write more about the details of our event and history of Take Back the Night in the weeks to come.