Monday, April 28, 2008

"How do You Keep a Social Movement Alive: Why We Can't Wait"

That is the title of a post at Document the Silence, which suggests wearing red on April 30, 2008, partly in observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Here is an excerpt:

In Defense of Ourselves: Be Bold Be Brave Wear Red on April 30, 2008.

We understand that April is Sexual Assault Awareness’ Month. In conjunction with the wearing red to end sexual assault, we will also wear red to represent the many types of violence that women of color endure and how these various types of violence are interconnected.

Similarly, as well as wearing read on April 30 to draw attention to the ongoing reality of sexual abuse and assault, women with disabilities might also wear red to represent the many forms that violence against women with disabilities takes. And wear red also in memoriam of those, such as Dorothy Dixon, who have died because of it.

To read more about the objectives, history and themes of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, go here.