Friday, September 19, 2014

Sat, Oct 18: Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) listening forum

Are you a student passionate about improving the way colleges and universities prevent and respond to sexual violence, or are you interested in learning more about the issue? Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is a national non-profit that supports and empowers students to reform their schools' sexual assault policies. We would like to hear your thoughts on the current anti-campus sexual assault movement, the culture surrounding this issue on your campus, as well as what resources and support you would need the most to effect change on your campus.

SAFER is hosting a series of listening forums throughout the country thanks to a grant from the Avon Foundation, one of which will occur at the Planned Parenthood NYC offices in SoHo onSaturday October 18th. We will facilitate a forum for students citywide to share their thoughts. We will be documenting our findings in a qualitative research report that will inform changes we make to our student activist trainings and programs next year, which will help us provide the best possible support and resources for students nationwide. Lunch and snacks will be provided to all participants.

If you're interested or want more information, please email SAFER board member Marybeth Seitz-Brown at

THIS SUNDAY in NYC: People's Climate March - NEW MEET-UP LOCATION!

Hope you can join me and friends below. I will be marching with NOW rounds and hope to see many Hunter College folks.

Friday, September 5, 2014

PBS Documentary on Muslim woman who valiantly fought the Nazis

I am so glad PBS is focusing on this story, especially with the increased tension in the Middle East. Noor Inayat Khan was remarkable, not only because she was another Muslim protecting Jews from Nazis. Reading her story, there is a common theme of Allied lives being lost because men in power failed to take female fighters seriously. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

One Month Countdown Until Major Climate Marches in NYC and Around the World

We are excited to participate in the below. Hope you can join us.

Women and the People's Climate March

Here at the Young Feminists and Allies chapter, we understand well the connection between the abuse of mother earth and abuse of women. Quite a few of us are vegan or vegetarian and we all care about the environment. We are thrilled to participate in the below. Hope you can join us.

Join the WEEKLY CALL – Convened by WEDO Tuesdays at 2pm +1 (805) 309-2350 Conference ID: 3779766#

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tech Scholarship for women & diverse people by WAM Ventures & General Assembly

WAM Ventures is supporting  General Assembly with their launch of the Opportunity Fund.  The Opportunity Fund is a scholarship geared to help  women, diverse people and veterans gain access to technology education.  Applications for this current round is due  September 3.  Share with your peers and interested parties.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Playboy publishes anti-street-harassment post

The below is good, but it doesn't take away Playboy's decades of objectifying women. Perhaps they're jumping on the feminism band wagon, since it seems to be more popular these days.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Contact the 37 Senators Who Today Voted For Millionaires Over Students

From the godmother of the Violence Against Women Act and longtime NOW activist Pat Reuss:

These Senators and their selfish vote hurts all our kids and all our college students and all of us who still have staggering, high interest student loans to pay off.  Send an email or call every one of them.  You do not have to live in their state to be hurt by their vote.  Find their contact info here:

Against Islam: A Fight as U.S. Girls Face Genital Cutting Abroad

The below is so scary. It makes me BEYOND angry that it's so prevalent in countries that are predominantly Muslim. It is nowhere to be found in The Qur'an and goes against Islamic principles of sex being a gift both men and women are supposed to enjoy.