Thursday, November 01, 2007

Resisting Violence Against Women in Chicago

Paving New Roads: Communities Engaged in Resisting Violence

This is your opportunity to hear about innovative, creative & grassroots strategies in Chicago to end violence against women & girls!

Groups from around Chicago will be holding hands-on workshops with concrete ideas, tools and strategies to resist violence, including…

  • Media Justice & How to Deconstruct the Media
  • Performance as a Means of Activism & Resistance
  • Engaging Young Men as Allies: Lessons Learned
  • Using Platica & Storytelling around issues of Violence & Reproductive Justice
  • Creating Alternative Responses to Violence against Girls & Women of Color in the Sex Trade & Street Economies
  • Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Anti-violence Work
  • Violence & the Prison Industrial Complex
  • Queer Youth Resisting Violence
  • Educación Popular y Violencia de Género

Participating and presenting groups include: Access Living, AquaMoon, Broadway Youth Center, Casa Segura, Females United for Action, FIRE, Latinas Organizing for Reproductive Equality, the Rogers Park Young Women's Action Team, Take Back the Halls, and the Young Women's Empowerment Project.

The event will take place on Saturday, December 1st, 2007, from 11:30 - 4 pm, at DePaul University SAC - 2320 N. Kenmore

The event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited, so if you haven't already, RSVP today to

This event is sponsored by Women & Girls CAN, the Community Accountability Planning Group and DePaul University Program in Women & Gender Studies.