Community Education -> Social Justice
Take Back the Night
As a freshman at Michigan State University, I helped the coordinating committee for the international movement Take Back the Night put on the annual event on our campus. In 2012 and 2013, I co-coordinated the event. Each year, we aim to educate survivors, co-survivors (loved ones of survivors), and the public about sexual and relationship violence through workshops, activities, resource tables, displays, a SpeakOut, march, and a candlelight vigil. The international organization's website (click on the photo to the left) is a wonderful resource for the Lansing area committee to look through. Different areas of the country have different types of events, and the survivor stories page is amazingly inspiring. I look at the website at least once a week to lift my spirits, learn how to make our local event better, or just learn more about sexual and relationship violence.
Michigan State University Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Team (SACI)
I am a peer educator for the SACI team with the Sexual Assault Program on campus. This means I help put together presentations and educate Resident Mentors, freshmen, university classes, church groups, and more about sexual violence, consent, mental health, and resources.