Building on the powerful voices that have emerged following the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center is proud to launch the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April.
Betsy DeVos has sought to cut Education Department funding by $3.6 billion in her proposal to the Omnibus spending bill: “It sharpens and hones the purpose of our mission: serving students by meeting their needs,” DeVos said. Luckily Congress stopped her but now it is time to call for her resignation. She has initiated a war on our children and public schools.
Among the cuts she recommended:
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason.
NextGen America's Rising program is working with Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence and Everytown for Gun Safety to help register high school students who turn 18 this year, to vote and make their voices heard at the ballot box.
Around 9:30pm on the night of Sunday, March 18, Stephon Alonzo “Zoe” Clark was murdered by Sacramento police in his own backyard. Police fired 20 shots while his family inside the home took cover. SacPD questioned his family for several hours about what they heard before his grandmother, Sequita Thompson, dared to push the window curtain aside and saw her grandson’s body. That’s how she found out he’d been killed.
USEE was founded by undocumented students at ASU after the November 2016 elections when we found ourselves in a political limbo and a sense of danger for us and our families, and the threat of losing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which would result in not being able to continue our academic pursuits, career goals, and be facing deportation.
Homosexuality is criminalized in over 70 countries around the globe. In ten of those countries it is punishable by death. As long as homosexuality is criminalized LGBT people will continue to face violence, harassment, and discrimination.