Stop Violence Period 2015

Imagine if… no more violence.

Twitter: @noviolencperiod
Instagram: @stopviolenceperiod
Gmail: stopviolenceperiod@gmail.com

stopviolenceperiodStop Violence Period 2015 is a collective and scattered performative action(s) that seeks to stop violence against women and girls, bring awareness to the both disparate and intersectioned economies of violence, and to spring forth the hope of peace, justice and safety in the world. In doing so, we intend to transgress normative boundaries of respectability and outrage sensibilities. We will not be silent, period.

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In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2015, we encourage you to attend these community events planned by Nashville Feminist Collective, Nashville Riot Grrrls, Nashville Sexual Assault Center (SAC), and The Tennessean.

Date Event Description
Tues,
March 24
“Stop Violence Period” Campaign Begins #StopViolencePeriod modeled after a similar campaign in Karsruhe, Germany. Contact: stopviolenceperiod@gmail.com for information on how to get involved.
Tues,
March 31
“See Something, Say Something: Speak up to Prevent Sexual Assault” This bystander intervention training is FREE and open to the public. Hosted by The Tennessean 6:30-8 p.m. RSVP: Space is limited, sign up at eventbrite and read more from The Tennessean.
Weds,
April 1
#30DaysofSAAM Kickoff #30DaysofSAAM is a national campaign. Post an Instagram photo each day in April. NSVRC will select a winning picture each week. To enter, tag @NSVRC in your post and use hashtag #30DaysOfSAAM. Change your social media profile photos to a SAAM graphic or the color teal for the day or the month.
Thurs,
April 2
Monthly Feminist Trivia Night @ The Stone Fox Free and open to the public 6:30-9pm. RSVP on Facebook. We’ll include trivia questions re: the global fight against sexual violence, e.g.
Q: When did the first rape crisis center open in the US?
A: 1972
Fri,
April 3
Take Back the Bars: More Beer, Less Fear! (Bar Crawl) co-hosted by Nashville Riot Grrls We’ll start at The Crying Wolf at 7pm, then head to 3 Crow Bar followed by No. 308. Please wear teal or teal ribbons (if you don’t have one, we’ll have some extras). This is part of the #StopViolencePeriod campaign. We will be guerrilla-posting maxi pads on our path to bring awareness to sexual violence. RSVP on Facebook.
Sun,
April 5
“The Hunting Ground” Group Viewing/Discussion Following the 12:30pm screening of the film there will be a discussion with the director of Vanderbilt’s Project Safe. BUY TICKETS
Fri,
April 10
Art Making, Music, and More in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month Sponsored by 8th & Argyle and Freedom Arts / Arte de Libertad 3-8pm, 1800 8th Avenue South. RSVP on Facebook.
Sat,
April 11
My Body Is Mine: A March For Freedom From Sexual Violence We’ll start at Bicentennial Park at 4pm, march by the Criminal Justice Center, over to Broadway, Legislative Plaza, and back to Bicentennail Park for a speak out. RSVP on Facebook.
Sun,
April 12
Feminist Reading/Discussion Group: Sexual Violence in Prison We will discuss ch 4 from Angela Davis’s Are Prisons Obsolete? “How Gender Structures the Prison System” a procedure called the “labia lift” and a short selection from “It’s War In Here” a report from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
Sat,
April 18
SAC “Walk in their Shoes” Join NFC’s team page to donate and walk with us during the Sexual Assault Center’s annual event from 9am-12pm. RSVP on Facebook.
Weds,
April 22
 #SurvivorLoveLetter The National Sexual Violence Resource Center & ‪#‎SurvivorLoveLetter‬ flood the Internet with messages of love and support to survivors. Submit your letter to
survivorloveletter.tumblr.com.
Fri,
April 24
Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training The training will be held at the Sexual Assault Center, 10am-12pm. Read more about the training on the Stewards of Children website. You can reserve a spot by emailing kjanecek@sacenter.org
Fri,
April 24
Multimedia Event Performance art, visual art, music, poetry, speak out, spoken word, theater, etc. Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Reading Room 7pm. RSVP on Facebook.
Sat,
May 2
Exhibit Opening – Nostos Gallery – 1st Saturday Art Crawl The manager of Nostos Gallery has offered to display our art, posters, photographs from the various April events during 1st Saturday art crawl 6-9pm.

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