Feministing Follow Friday: SAAM, Vol. I

Twitter, Feministing style

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Of course, knowledge of the problem on its own does about zilch to stop violence — but the month provides advocates with the platform to turn to awareness into activism. Here are five doing just that:

  • Save Wįyąbi Project (@SaveWiyabi): As an advocacy group, the project aims to address violence against Indigenous women, as well as develop community based solutions in both tribal and urban areas
  • NSVRC (@NSVRC): National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides info on sexual violence
  • Victim Rights Law Center (@VictimRightsLaw): Providing free legal services to rape & sexual assault survivors in Massachusetts & Oregon. Training nationally. Leading a New Response to Sexual Violence.
  • Our Harvard Can Do Better (@OurHarvard): dismantle rape culture @harvard. better #TitleIX enforcement. Our Harvard Can Do Better.
  • PCAR (@PCARORG): The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape works to eliminate all forms of sexual violence & advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault.

Leave SAAM twitter recommendations in the comments for next week. We’re particularly interested in local groups organizing against sexual violence. And, of course, follow @feministing.

Alexandra

Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

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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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