“How do You Keep A Social Movement Alive: Why We Can’t Wait”

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2008 at 10:25 pm

In Defense of Ourselves: Be Bold Be Brave Wear Red on April 30, 2008

We understand that April is Sexual Assault Awareness’ Month. In conjunction with the wearing red to end sexual assault, we will also wear red to represent the many types of violence that women of color endure and how these various types of violence are interconnected.

Please check out the video below and feel free to post it to your

blogs and email it out!

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.jumpcut.com posted with vodpod

1. Wear Red (i.e. ribbons, clothing, clown noses, etc.);

2. Read “Out of Silence” Litany at 8:00 pm/central time;

3. Take Pictures and/or video and email them to beboldbered@gmail.com

(After April 30, 2007, we want to “flood” the web with pictures and video of RED)

  1. I’m actually putting together a rally for women of color on the 26th! This is awesome!

  2. Greetings Fal,

    Thank you for your devotion to this necessary initiative!

    I am a rape trauma counselor (and minister) and I see first-hand how sexual violence has impacted black women in our community… on so many levels… on their sons…on their daughters… on their psyche… on all of us….

    I will blow the trumpet on April 30th and ask all of my blog visitors to do the same!

    Adrienne Rich said: “Lying is done with words and also with silence.” We WILL NOT be silent!

    In solidarity,


  3. I linked this post last year and am including it this year as well. I haven’t spent time on your site since then, but I will definitely make a point to do so now that I’ve been reminded.

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