Black History of the Anti-Violence Movement

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When discussing a timeline of the anti-sexual violence movement, many people refer to second wave feminism and women’s liberation in the 1960s and ‘70s as the beginning of movement. It is true that many hallmarks of the movement occurred during these years, including the founding of early rape crisis centers. It also led to subsequent federal laws and budget allocations that codified the necessity of rape crisis centers as important community resources.

While these decades saw significant milestones in bringing attention to the issue of sexual violence, the roots of the movement extend much further back. Sexual violence has long been recognized as a problem by Black women, and one that intersects inextricably with race. However, due to the structural privileging of white identities and narratives, the intersecting history of race and anti-sexual violence activism often goes untold in mainstream United States history. Read more


Jackson Katz Visits UNC

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Jackson KatzIn working toward a world without violence, what better way to gather male support than through the powerful words of other male allies? That’s why on Tuesday, October 16, Dr. Jackson Katz came to speak as the final event for the Carolina Men Care initiative at UNC.

Dr. Katz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists. As an educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist in the field of gender violence prevention, Katz is internationally recognized for rallying men, including athletes and US marines, to join the fight against men’s violence against women. Read more


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