This is a report I made to the CALCASA Board of Directors on November 9, 2015. To date, I have received no response from the Board. This is a letter my colleague sent to the CALCASA Board of Directors in October of 2015. To date, she has received no response. To view and/or download each letter, click on the hyperlink. This will open a new page and … Continue reading
Yesterday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon has my social media feeds full of calls for gun control. They are also full of statements about people with varying mental health statuses. Psychos, sociopaths. “Your prayers aren’t enough,” many are saying. I wholeheartedly agree. In the U.S., this pretty much happens all the time. That’s what everyone has been saying and it’s so true. … Continue reading Gun Control is Only Part of the Solution: On Mass Shootings in the U.S.
I presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma on August 24, 2015, where I also attended many workshops. One was about engaging men, as several usually are these days. I’ve written quite a bit about efforts to engage men in preventing violence against women and girls. My writing about this is known to take the form of critique. As with my MPA … Continue reading Another Engaging Men Workshop, Another Abusive Experience
Many of my friends disappoint me. Today, devastate may be a more accurate term. Here’s the deal. Some of my white friends have in no way, 0%, showed any support at all for the #blacklivesmatter movement. Not even an acknowledgement said in passing to me. It’s like it doesn’t exist to them. Which is impossible. My friend Stacia and I talk about the pressure to be … Continue reading I’m Disappointed In My (White) Friends
In 2005, a young colleague and I set out to write about the “Battered Women’s Movement” as we experienced it in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region. While we no longer use such language, in looking back and re-reading this never-finished analysis (we kept on keeping on), I find it so very interesting and relevant ten years later. Our lives and careers have advanced, but has … Continue reading The Movement to End Domestic Violence: Ugly Truths
Get ready for Project Intersect’s 2nd issue, On Violence. This issue will focus on understandings of VIOLENCE in the context of approaches to radical earth, animal, and feminist liberation. As many of you know, this is my heart work, this is my passion, this is “what I do” – I cannot wait to explore your submissions with the founder and editor of Project Intersect, Jacqueline Morr. Contact me with … Continue reading Call for Submissions: “On Violence” Issue of Project Intersect
Tuesday, 12/2/14 at 10am PST, I’ll be talking about accountability in men’s gender equity efforts on a webinar (via webcam) for the North American Men Engage Network (NAMEN). For this one, I’ll be representing my organization, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). Join me! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/898250447 Continue reading Accountability in Men’s Gender Equity Efforts