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
#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.
Participants will choose from any of the following skillshares:
- “From Invisibility to Impact: Online Activism 101”
Renee Davidson, Collective Action for Safe Spaces
Hate that sexist billboard? Ticked off by unjust actions by a local bar or business? Organizing for local policy reforms? From Twitter to Change.org, this workshop will teach you how you can use online resources to make your activism go viral.
- “Stand Up: How to be an Active Bystander”
Julia Strange, Collective Action for Safe Spaces
Gender-based violence rarely happens in a vacuum, and there may be ways for bystanders to prevent it — turning them immediately into UPstanders! In this skillshare, you’ll learn a few basic techniques that you can use to diffuse tense situations and support victims. Most importantly, you’ll learn how UPstanding behavior can help us change our culture to make it safer for women and LGBTQ folks.
- “Crafting Policy Solutions for a Complex Debate: How to Think Creatively About Gender-Based Violence Policy”
Is there room for policy solutions when it comes to gender-based violence? This workshop will take a look back at the pitfalls and successes of past attempts to offer a policy solution for gender-based violence, and provide tips on how to map and craft creative policy solutions going forward. The focus will be on local and state action.
- “Talking to Your Friends and Family about Street Harassment“
Zosia Sztykowski, Collective Action for Safe Spaces
“It’s just a compliment!” “Relax, he was kidding!” “Boys will be boys!” Hearing a response like this when you talk about an experience that hurt or scared you can be just as painful as the experience itself. This skillshare will show you how to take down the most common excuses for one of the most common forms of gender-based violence, and communicate with your friends and family about why they should take it seriously, too.