Feministing Follow Friday: Student Anti-Violence Orgs

Twitter, Feministing style

On Wednesday, Obama announced that he is creating a task force to combat campus sexual violence. It’s not perfect — it’s pretty hetero, its focus is too carceral — but presidential commitment is also a big step, and I basically cried tears of happiness all day (and then ate chocolate cake). In his speech, Obama gave a major shout-out to student organizers, so I wanted to honor that by pointing out some of my favorite student-run anti-violence organizations and collectives on Twitter. Including my own. Sorry.

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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