Social Justice Burnout Prevention
Crime Victim Advocacy Program
Building Respect Across Inclusion and Diversity
Health Care is a Human Right
Patrice Young, Graduate Student in Leadership-Social Justice at Saint Mary’s College of California
Through victim stories, hands-on activities and background research, this workshop will provide a well-rounded look at the issues of human trafficking and modern day slavery. The anti-slavery movement focuses on basic human rights, as well as the specific areas of women’s rights, immigrant rights, and children’s rights. This workshop will help people make the connections between various forms of oppression and also identify ways that they can challenge the issues.
2014 VDAY Cast
Participants in this workshop will learn about the joys, challenges and process of bringing a production of to life on campus. The 2014 Cast will reveal how to put on a VDAY production in a way that promotes inclusivity, respect for all persons, and social justice, while actively challenging racism and sexism through intentional reflections, in-depth dialogue and team building. Participants will leave this workshop with ideas about what they can do to contribute to or participant in the movement to end violence against women.
Pro-Feminist Men in the Blogosphere: What's next in the conversation?
Michael Urbina, Student, Activist, & Blogger
Online feminist writers and activists have proven that the Internet is a revolutionary tool for voicing one's opinions, promoting community and solidarity, and advocating for social justice. In recent years, pro-feminist men have slowly begun to join the conversation, working with feminists to address several issues such as sexism, racism, unhealthy masculinity, violence against women, and rape culture. Join us for this virtual panel discussion (via Google Hangouts and Twitter), where we will be speaking with several pro-feminist writers and activists about their experiences and discussing men's involvement in the blogosphere.
Improv. Communication : Inspired by V-Men
Using Improv. Techniques to overcome bystander attitude in the real world
Alfred Day, Care Manager, Dean of Students Office, UC Berkeley
Pursuit of Truth: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Seeking Justice
Karinah Guzman, Survivor and Business Major at St. Mary's College of California
Megan Lebre, Cal State Hayward
Rebecca Viard, Dancer
Amber Butts, Activist & Student at St. Mary's College of California
1 in 4 girls, 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Karinah Guzman is a survivor who was sexually abused as a child. After 12 years of keeping silent and with strong suspicion that the abuse was continuing onto a younger cousin, Karinah broke her silence and took her abuser to court. At 23, she was interviewed in the documentary, "Pursuit of Truth". The 24-minute film exposes the pitfalls for survivors in entering the legal system and the inherent problems facing them in confronting their abusers. The survivors describe their individual journeys to obtain justice and the obstacles that obstructed their paths. The film will be followed by a Q&A discussion with survivor and St. Mary's student, Karinah Guzman.
Katie Cantrall, Executive Director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
One of the most basic ways to challenge racism, sexism and social injustice all at the same time is by making conscious choices about what we eat. Every meal we consume has the potential to be a powerful form of activism. Participants will learn the surprising ways that our food choices are linked to sexism, women’s health issues and environmental racism. The workshop will conclude by discussing ways that we can make positive, empowering change on a daily basis.
Si Se Puede - Educar a Todos! "Yes We Can - Educate All!"
Lluvia de Milagros Carrasco, SMC Teachers For Tomorrow Student & Activist
The United States - filled with rich opportunity and