Campus Violence Awareness:Student Involvement Across Social Identities Christina Hernandez, Outreach & Awareness Coordinator, JNWC Karoline Khamis,Violence Prevention Coordinator, JNWC & member, The Vagina Warriors
Agenda• Violence in marginalized communities• Statistics• Communities speak out! – No! Rape in the African American community – Women of Juarez• Latina/o outreach• Student experience• Overview• Q&A
Theoretical Framework• Intersectionality - focuses on the intersections of race and gender and aims to provide visibility to the identities and experiences of multiple social identities• Popularized through legal scholarship in Critical Race Theory but has been used widely through various social justice focused disciplines• Extend the intersections to include the experience of domestic violence and sexual assault
UNLV Police Services Reports of Forcible Sex Offenses on Campus 2005 – 4 2006 – 0 2007 – 3 *Often times these crimes occur and are reported outside of the jurisdiction of UNLV.http://publicsafety.unlv.edu/2008UNLVAnnualSecurityRepo rt.pdf
The Rape Crisis Center of Southern Nevada • Gender: – Female – 97% – Male – 3% • Race/Ethnicity: – White – 58% – Latino/Hispanic – 18% – Black – 16% – Asian – 3% – Bi-racial – 2% – Native – <1% – Unknown/Other – <1% 43% of reported victims were between the ages of 19-29.
Latina/o Community Outreach• Mapping" Latina/os in NV and Clark County• Challenges in capturing SA stats on Latina/os and conducting Latina/o outreach• Cultural competent programs: what are we talking about...?• "Problema de Todos"- Sexual assault community outreach program• Resources
Take Back the NightResource Fair:• The LGBT Center• Planned Parenthood• The Rape Crisis Center• DV Task Force• SAFE House• S.A.F.E Nest• United Coalition of Im/migrant Rights• The Vagina Warriors• CAPS• Healthy Rebels
Student Activism- The Vagina Monologues and The Vagina Warriors Student Organization - The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
What YOU can do to help!
Resources on and off campus The Jean Nidetch Women’s SSC C RM 255, 895-4475 Counseling and Psychological Services SWRC Third floor, 895-3627 Police Services Confidential reporting: 895-3668 The Rape Crisis Center 24 hr hotline: 366-1640 S.A.F.E House 24 hr hotline: 564-3227
Thank you!“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” Audre Lorde Christina Hernandez, Outreach & Awareness Coordinator, JNWC email@example.com or 895-0689 Karoline Khamis, Violence Prevention Coordinator, JNWC & member, The Vagina Warriors Karoline.firstname.lastname@example.org or 895-0605 Elena Espinoza, Director of Education & Outreach, The Rape Crisis Center email@example.com or 385-2153