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Feminism: From Grassroots to Full Bloom

by Ali Mailen Perrotto


Ali is the Online Resource Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Blogger Bio: Feminism excites me! Let's take a look at the way it informs, impacts and shapes the movement against sexual violence.

Blog Description: A blog about the growth of feminist thought and praxis in the movement to end sexual violence.

 

Many voices one movement speech bubbleI’m beyond excited about this year’s National Sexual Assault Conference.

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Uncle Sam- have fun at workWhile preparing a teach-in on workplace communication as part of an internal exploration on organ

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Thank-you-memeIt takes a village to do a lot of things. To raise a child, to build a community, to define a culture. In Jada’s case, we’re talking about rape culture.

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person in hammock on beachHaving blogged about addressing common trauma response symptoms in the past, it’s clear to me that vacations are a pivotal part of anti-violence activism.

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HandshakeNetworking is a little intimidating. It sounds like something that smooth players at for-profit companies do to make a sale. Could it really be something that radical, feminist community organizations have to do too? Yes! It is so important to build those relationships in your community.

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Stairwell with bench-Change happens hereLast week I attended a networking* breakfast for local nonprofits. I met a number of interesting people and people who were interested in learning about the work that I do at NSVRC.

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balance beam figures on a dollarI’ve had many opportunities to discuss the different kinds of flexibilities that feminist organizations in anti-violence movements provide to employees. At my first job at a local program the CEO openly discussed how she brought her baby in to work so that she could nurse her.

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Feather floating on blue skyBeginning Tuesday June 10 a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is open to the public. “ExCeL London” will pick up the work where last year’s summit left off.

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Pride monthOn Friday the White House released a Presidential Proclamation making June National LGBT Pride Month.

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rainbow over cloudsI had the distinct pleasure and privilege to see Maya Angelou speak at a local event last year. It is, to-date, the only time that I have been 100% captivated by a speaker.

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