PHOTOS: We Showed DC That #ItTakesAllofUs!

It takes all of us

  • 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.

Here’s our recap of our July 26th event, #ItTakesAllofUs, where you joined us in conversations and workshops to help end sexual violence! The more work for all of you to make DC a safer city, the more we realize how rare and special it is to get together and talk about what we believe in. That’s why it was so incredible to see about 35 of you join us for #ItTakesAllofUs.

On that beautiful day in Malcolm X Park, we shared our stories and skills for every day violence prevention with each other. Most importantly, we committed to working together in the future toward our vision of a city free of gender-based violence. You truly inspired and energized us and we can’t wait to imagine with you again soon!

Want to bring our experienced trainers and facilitators to your next meeting or event? Contact Zosia; zosia@collectiveactiondc.org.

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collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

collective action for safe spaces street and sexual harassment in dc

Here Are The Awesome #ItTakesAllofUs Workshops You Should Attend This Saturday!

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

> > > > RSVP ON FACEBOOK < < < < 

#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”
      Christina Henderson
      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.

We’re in this fight together, and #ittakesallofus.
We can’t wait to see you this Saturday, 7/26!

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

> > > > RSVP on Facebook < < < < 

    • 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!