Many celebrities are very famous for the causes they support. We've all seen Bono campaign around the world on behalf of Africa. You've probably heard of Live 8, the giant benefit concert with several top-tier rock bands that performed for the same cause. There is a whole group of famous models and actresses who posed naked for PETA on billboards and in magazines. And when Obama was running for president, several celebs got together to make a video in support of him that famously ran on YouTube for months.
--Which celebrities, if any, do you associate with domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault awareness, etc.? --What kinds of public campaigns or ads do you think have been successful in bringing abuse-related issues to light? --What kinds of obstacles do you think these campaigns face and what are your thoughts on how they might be overcome? --Have there been examples of advocacy--on a large or small scale--that have affected you personally that you'd like to share?
I hope you are all doing wonderfully today. Being here already shows how incredibly strong we are.
I am writing to pass on a petition in Singapore which aims to abolish immunity of legal punishment to perpetraters of marital rape. Please help me pass on the petition; hopefully more Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore will be aware of this petition and sign it.
I want to share this inspiring video of Angela Shelton talking to battered mothers about removing the sword of trauma. The video doesn't have many triggers though she talks about cutting and addictions. Mostly, it is humorous and inspiring.
Hello, Bostonians! Please join us on Tuesday, April 29th at 12:00 p.m. in front of the State House at the Boston chapter of the Report It Now rally. The Report IT campaign is a nationwide rally of people affected by sexual violence and abuse speaking with one voice to report it at the same time in states across the country. The campaign was developed to raise awareness on the vast under-reporting of sexual violence including rape, incest, and child sexual abuse. Report IT will, for the first time ever, bring together victims in a show of strength, solidarity and voice to demand an end to sexual violence and improvements in the legal process to stop the systematic re-victimization that discourages reporting. This is also an opportunity for those who, under whatever circumstances, never got the chance to report abuse committed against them.
Thank you Elizabeth for organizing the Boston event. I hope to see some of you there. We appreciate anyone who can come and stand in solidarity with survivors or supporters, for however long you can manage. Love, Bean
Report It Rally Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - Nationwide Join Us in Making History!
WHAT: Report It Rally
WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 1:00-3:00pm
WHERE: UW Campus on the HUB lawn
WHY: Over 80% of sexual assaults go unreported. Survivors across the country are often re-victimized in the criminal justice system. It's time to take a stand! Join thousands of people across the country in an unprecedented show of unity for all victims.
Ø Together we will break the silence of sexual violence! Ø Together we will speak in one voice for all victims. Ø Together we will call for an end to the injustices. Ø Together we will all Report IT on April 29, 2008 -- Angela Shelton Day.