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16 Days Campaign of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (GBV)
December 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
THE 16 DAYS CAMPAIGN: WORKING TO END GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE LOCALLY & GLOBALLY
Dr. Leah Aldridge of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault will speak about the movement against GBV in California.
Leah Aldridge’s relationship with CALCASA began as a Women of Color Caucus member in the early 1990s while working at a local member rape crisis center program. A long time supporter of the coalition, Leah would eventually serve as a board member and consultant before joining the staff as a Project Manager in 2016. She is an educator, facilitator and trainer on the multi-disciplinary issues of interpersonal violence for diverse populations. Media and policy advocacy are among Leah’s additional skills having consulted on numerous media projects, videos, and campaigns. She co-authored Women of Color Leadership: A Look at the Experiences of Women of Color Executives in the Anti-Violence Against Women’s Movement for the Women Of Color Network funded by the Ms. Foundation (2013); was the consultant and co-author of Reciprocal Advancement: Building Linkages Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for CALCASA funded by Blue Shield of California; and most recently supervised the rewrite and reissue of CALCASA’s Support for Survivors: Training for Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocates in the 21st Century, to be utilized by rape crisis centers throughout the state. Leah holds a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Southern California.
The 16 Days Campaign
“The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership [at Rutgers University] and used by activists around the world as an organizing strategy to call for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence. The core 16 Days campaign takes place every year between November 25 and December 10 and is run by more than 6,000 organizations in 187 countries.” ~https://16dayscampaign.org/
1 out of 3 WOMEN WORLDWIDE HAVE EXPERIENCED VIOLENCE IN THEIR LIFETIME
Pizza & Refreshments will be served.
This event is funded by a CLA Scholarly Intersections Grant and the CLA Teaching and Learning Initiative, and is co‐sponsored by the Women’s Gender & Equity Center, Not Alone at the Beach, and the Departments of History, Human Development, Religious Studies , Sociology, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.