Join us for #ItTakesAllofUs! Sat., July 26

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#YesAllWomen #NotJustHello #EachEveryWoman #YouOKSis 

…And introducing #ItTakesAllofUs, an event in Washington, DC, to build a community dedicated to ending gender-based violence in all its forms.

Saturday, July 26
2:00-5:00pm 

Malcolm X Park, 2400 15th St NW

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    • Because in order for all of us (and our families, friends, and neighbors) to be safe, we have to change our culture.
    • Because we may all experience gender-based violence, but not all our experiences are the same.
    • Because culture change is hard work, but it is not impossible.
    • Because all of us have the capacity to make a difference — but we are a LOT more powerful when we do it together.

#ItTakesAllofUs is an in-person event to share our knowledge and experiences and build an organized grassroots community against violence here in our nation’s capital. Meet other people who share your vision for a violence-free community, share your experiences, and learn concrete skills from experienced local organizers. You’ll leave with a new appreciation of your own power to end violence, ready to share that power with everyone you know. We welcome people of all gender expressions, sexualities, ages, races, abilities, and classes.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2:00-3:00: Chalk out your anti-violence messages in the park. Take pictures for Project Unbreakable. Meet all of the people in your community who want to work to end violence. Music, sunshine, and mingling!

3:00-3:30 (or as long as it takes): After brief remarks by our organizers, we encourage everyone to share their own experiences in a supportive environment.

3:30-5:00: Concurrent hour-long skill shares lead by local organizers.

Check this space frequently! We’ll add more presenters as they sign up. Email zosia@collectiveactiondc.org if you want to lead a skillshare!

Join CASS’s Board of Directors!

CASS is looking for great people to join our board of directors! Do you have a passion for social justice and a drive to build a safer DC? Interested in helping to manage a unique community-based organization working to find solutions to one of the most prevalent forms of gender-based violence? Apply today! See below for application details.

Join CASS's Board of Directors!The Short Version:
Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a community-based organization that aims to empower the DC metropolitan area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault, is looking for fantastic new people from the community to join its Board of Directors. The Board plays a critical governance role within the organization, deciding on priorities in programming and fundraising, and keeping the organization accountable to our values. Interested applicants living in the Washington, DC area should fill out this application by August 8, 2014. We’ll be in touch!

Details:
This is an exciting opportunity for passionate individuals looking to meet dedicated social justice activists and make a difference in their city! If you have the following qualities, you would be a great Board member:

  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • A connection to our city and area with a commitment to making it a safe place for everyone, and a desire to be part of a global movement for justice and safety in cities.
  • An excitement about our work and contributing to its growth and development.
  • A willingness to make a meaningful time commitment to CASS.
  • A sense of humor.

Board member responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic guidance on CASS’s fundraising efforts, programming, budgetary decisions.
  • Overseeing compliance with organizational policies and bylaws.
  • Raising friends for CASS within your networks and communities by spreading the word about our work.
  • Creating and implementing a personal fundraising plan, and giving at a personally meaningful level to support the work of the organization.
  • Attending quarterly Board meetings and an annual Board retreat.
  • Keeping staff, fellow Board members, and yourself accountable to the communities we serve and the values of the organization.

How to apply:
Please fill out this application form and send a copy of your resume to info@collectiveactiondc.org by August 8, 2014. Women, people of color, those living in underrepresented wards and areas, and LGBTQGNC-identifying people are strongly encouraged to apply.