She's With Me

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SlutWalk 2013!

When: Sunday, August 25th at 12PM
Where: Meet at Occidental Park to start marching at noon along 4th Avenue to Westlake Center
Event page: http://slutwalkseattle.com/SWS13

Sick of slut-shaming and victim-blaming? Slut Walk from Occidental Park to the rally at Westlake Center in a stand to shift the blame from sexual assault victims, fight the social acceptance of rape in our culture, and re-appropriate the word “slut” as one that cannot be used to harm.

Schedule:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Create signs, connect with others, mingle with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, buy raffle tickets, and more at Occidental Park!

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – March along 4th avenue to Westlake Center.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Rally at Westlake Center with speakers, the consent booth, and the raffle drawing.

Speakers:

Debbie Carlsen
A long-time social justice advocate in the LGBTQ, immigrant, economic justice and gender justice movements in Seattle since 1995. Debbie is also a performing artist and DIY filmmaker in the LGBTQ community.

Chris and Ophelia de Serres
An amazing husband and wife team, and advocates and public speakers on issues of abuse. They formed (Wo)Men Speak Out in 2007, a nonprofit organization which seeks to empower victims of abuse and inspire survivors to heal and lead healthy lives.

April Lee
Discussing sexuality and encouraging a sex-positive culture is April’s passion. After she experienced sexual assault 3 years ago, it became her cause. She pursues this with her blog ModernSexCulture.wordpress.com and her radio show, found at BlogTalkRadio.com/ModernSexCulture.

Bonnie McCammond
As a survivor of sexual assault in the navy, Bonnie McCammond realized that the only way to address the ongoing issues with sexual assault in the military was to stand up and let people see the reality of what a survivor looks like. She is a long-time Slut Walker and an activist working to break down barriers for survivors inside and outside the military by focusing on education and humanization.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.
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