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Feminist Friday

SirenHave you read the newest issue of Siren yet? Grab a copy on newstands around UNC’s campus or read a digital copy here!

We at the OCRCC have your weekend planned out for you!

  • If you love Beyoncé and feminist activism you absolutely cannot miss Project Dinah’s I’m A Survivor benefit concert. All proceeds benefit the Center.
  • This weekend is the UNITY conference! UNC students get in for free, and there’s a drag show at the Chapel Hill Underground tonight at 10:00.
  • Then on Saturday attend the Latino Greek Cookout which is benefiting the Latino Scholar’s Initiative.


UNC’s own Bob Pleasants recently published a piece on Huffington Post on how to approach interpersonal violence on college campuses.

We conclude that the answer is not one of either/or, it’s one of both/and. We can’t end the -isms in a world that tolerates sexual assault, but we’ll never end sexual assault — a physical and psychological assertion of power — in a world filled with imbalances based on gender, sexuality and other systems of power. It’s not a complicated point: we can’t end rape until we change the culture that enables and supports rape. And we can’t change this culture without a community-based approach.

UNC’s Real Silent Sam Coalition just launched their campaign to rename Saunders. They have a petition to #KickOutTheKKK. Here’s why they want to change the name of this UNC building:

William L. Saunders (UNC class of 1854) directed the activities of the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan during the late 1860s. Even in the post-civil rights era, the plaque that was placed on Saunders Hall as part of the class of 1985 gift failed to be honest about what kind of legacy Saunders left. Saunders’ name has no place in our community. And we think you will agree.

I have a huge crush on the company Goldieblox, a toy company focusing on creating more female engineers. Their new video and information page on the impact of engineering is so fun, cute, and informative.

Alice Wilder is our Social Media Intern. She works on a variety of outreach projects for education and advocacy.

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