April is coming to a close, but there is still plenty of work to be done in these last couple of days. As you’re making your final Sexual Assault Activism Month pledges, head over to Change.Org’s Women’s Rights section and check out the petitions they are featuring in honor of SAAM. Most relevant to SAFER’s immediate work are of course:
- The petition to remove from his post the student rep on the University of California Board of Regents who admitted to and was found responsible for sexually assaulting his girlfriend…but still remains a Student Regent and has faced no consequences.
- The petition supporting the University of Michigan students who are demanding their school improve and make more transparent school sexual assault procedures and programming.
- And the petition supporting George Washington University students who rightfully expect survivors at their school to have better resources and all students to have better prevention education.
But there many other important petitions related to SAAM that deserve your signature. Alex DiBranco has been writing great feature posts about a number of these issues every day this week, including an excellent overview of Denim Day yesterday and an in-depth look at the UC Regent situation on Monday.