April 15, 2014
Act Up: Dialogues About Oppression and Resistance
Act Up Story Submissions DUE
October 31, 2013
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Act Up: Dialogues About Oppression & Resistance
CALL FOR STORIES!
We want to hear your stories, both real and imagined, about violence and resisting violence.
….What do we mean by violence?
Violence is an abusive or unjust exercise of power. Violence can be interpersonal and/or systemic. Violence can be physical, emotional, and/or sexual. Violence can be implied or suggested.
…What do we mean by resistance?
Resistance is disrupting abusive or unjust exercises of power by mobilizing the power of collective community. Resistance can be survival. Resistance can be dismantling systems of domination and control. Resistance can be refusal to accept privilege or participate in accepted patterns of exploitation and oppression.
For example, your stories may relate to:
- Gender (sexual assault, stalking, experiences in the workplace, etc.)
- Race (politics about hair, classroom experiences, micro aggressions, etc.)
- Sexuality (assault, homo/bi/transphobic slurs, refusal of pronoun or name, exclusion, etc.)
- Socio-economic status (poverty, access to services, homelessness, food insecurity, etc.)
Share your story in any of the following ways:
Stories must be submitted by October 31