Friday, February 29, 2008

1 Million Things: From Action Alerts to Freedom Sweatpants Dance

It’s Friday in the office and I have a million things that I want to tell you all about!

First things first, some things that we can do:

The good people at the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault sent out an action alert to tell us all about the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The UN will donate $1 for each of the first 100,000 signatures to the Say NO to Violence Against Women campaign. The Trust Fund supports local initiatives working to prevent human trafficking, assist survivors of domestic violence, and implement laws against rape. Visit to learn more.

Additionally, Amnesty International is asking you to tell Indian Health Service facilities to treat sexual assault survivors properly!
(While you are there you can sign a petition on behalf of sexual assault survivor Jamie Leigh Jones who was gang raped by fellow private military contractors while working in Iraq).

And of course the post from a while back encouraging you to contact your representatives regarding the severe funding cuts to services like ours, still needs your voices…,3&folder=3&T

In other news, there is a great tutorial that you can watch from Prevent Connect, “Advancing a Prevention Frame through the Media”. This presentation examines how we can be better prepared to advance a prevention frame through the media in light of public events in violence against women and girls.

We have a holiday coming up this Friday and I plan on attending the documentary screening of Thirst presented by the Economic Justice Action Group at the First Unitarian Church (Friday March 7th 6:30 PM 1011 SW 12th Avenue). The documentary brings to light the serious issue of water privatization.

And Finally, if you are looking for some stress release I just learned that there will be Homorobics at In Other Word’s Bookstore every Sunday!

EVERY SUNDAY: Homorobics 10:30 am STARTING MARCH 9th Don't miss "Homorobics" led by Sarah Shapiro and Nicole J. Georges--Physically strengthening our community in a feminist, queer, & body friendly environment with an emphasis onenjoyment... not weight loss! Homorobics caters to our peers anddelivers beginner-level fitness through jazzercise, aerobics, andFreedom Sweatpants Dance. Please bring a towel and hand weights (orbricks) if you've got 'em. Sliding-Scale $2-4.

Have a good weekend!

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