Monday, September 21, 2009

Action Alert: SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape) Board Looking for Members

SAFER has been incredibly in helping us with trying to form the CUNY-wide sexual assault policy for all 480,000 students, which currently does not exist. I hope you join them.


Jerin Alam

NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force Co-Chair

Join us at SAFER!
We're seeking some energetic college students and recent graduates to join our Board of Directors! We are a volunteer collective that conducts the work of the organization. Our Board of Directors is made up of current college and graduate students and recent graduates who are dedicated to the anti-violence movement. If you'd like to get involved in a leadership role, have about 7 hours a week on average to spare, and are committed to our mission of reforming college sexual assault policies, please contact us to request more information and an application. We were founded on the idea that all oppressions are overlapping and all contribute to the perpetuation of sexual violence Preference will be given to applicants in the New York City area, since most of our meetings and events are in New York City. If you'd like to learn more about what it's like to be on the Board, one of the members would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions. Examples of some activities you could be a part of include: planning fundraising or awareness events; coordinating and delivering trainings/presentations to students or faculty/staff; representing SAFER at local/national conferences and on coalitions; responding to student inquires; doing outreach around our Policies Database; and writing for our Blog, Change Happens. We have meetings every month (in person and via phone) and committees meet as needed between our monthly meetings.

Responsbilities and Expectations

Serve on 2 committees

Attend an in-person board meeting once a month

Spend 7 hours per week (average) on SAFER activities

Attend two 2-day retreats per year (including October 24-25, 2009)

Actively particpate in committee work and Board meetings

Raise $1000 (through a combination of personal donation, group and individual fundraising efforts, and grantwriting)

Preferred qualifications:

Current college or graduate student, or recent graduate

Experience with anti-sexual violence work

Experience with anti-oppression work

Leadership experience

Located in New York City area

For more information and an applcation, please contact Jennifer Howard, Board Development Coordinator, at Also see our website at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, last date to apply is October 12.

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