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Looking to connect with other campus organizers and advocates? Sign up our webinar on April 23! Talking about strategies and tools to help prevent and bring awareness to sexual assault on campus

From Safer Campus. Does your campus pass the Clery Act?

From Safer Campus. Does your campus pass the Clery Act?

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Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of “manifesting prostitution” because authorities are targeting and profiling trans women. #StandWithMonica!

glaad:

Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of “manifesting prostitution” because authorities are targeting and profiling trans women. #StandWithMonica!

One of those funny things that’s sometimes forgotten about being young is that you’ll pretty much take what you see at face value. Not that we don’t question the world around us, but if something is happening all around young people, every weekend, and people call it hooking up or they call it dancing or they call it flirting, it’s pretty easy to simply believe them.

Jackson Katz in his TED talk about violence against women explains that the problem of discussing sexual violence is that it’s often framed as a “women’s issue that some good men help out with.” Granted, everyone is probably a little hesitant to have a man talk about sexual violence fearing that men often derail the discussion to focus on themselves. Well, I think discussing men’s role in sexual violence is a crucial conversation that needs to be had. 

A big part of fighting sexual assault on campus and anywhere is education — we know not enough people have had comprehensive sex education to teach them about consent. We love these posters from SAVE - Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton. Some of our chapters are working with their administration to adopt this campaign. 

A big part of fighting sexual assault on campus and anywhere is education — we know not enough people have had comprehensive sex education to teach them about consent. 

We love these posters from SAVE - Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton. Some of our chapters are working with their administration to adopt this campaign. 

You only have to look around a college campus to realize how many of these workers are also students. For many young people, whether they are experiencing harassment on campus or at work is just a matter of the time of day. Addressing sexual harassment and violence on a college campus has to address the dynamics of campus life–addressing these issues in the workplace has to take in to account the fear of losing the shifts that allow students to attend classes or the worry of losing a job and the ability to pay tuition and child care.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this is an issue that affects young people every day. For the rest of April, Choice USA and our chapters across the country will be taking action to fight sexual assault on campus and off. 

Here’s how you can get involved:

- Head to ChoiceWords all of this week to read articles from our students, staff and partners on how to fight rape culture, supportsurvivors, and reduce sexual violence in your community. 
- Join us next Wednesday, April 23, for a webinar – “Consenting to Action: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on Campus” Register here: http://bit.ly/1lv0Ajk
- Join the conversation using the hashtag #Consent2Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

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Sex Education in American Public Schools