Social Justice Challenge: ACTION! for Domestic Violence

For this month’s activist-level Social Justice challenge, I have:

  1. Begun participating in the international Thursdays in Black campaign against gender-related violence and discrimination.
  2. Decided to commit to posting a new Human Rights-related link, article or other media item every second Thursday, also in support of this campaign.
  3. Begun the novel The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle (to be completed).
  4. Watched the preview of Power and Control, a documentary on domestic abuse in America. Unfortunately it has yet to be released, so I was unable to find a longer segment to view.
  5. Watched a number of short videos pertaining to domestic violence awareness, including these two by Patrick Stewart.
  6. Read this essay on surviving sexual abuse.
  7. Participated in Amnesty International’s campaigns against violence.
  8. Signed the petition at UNiTE and subscribed to their YouTube channel.
  9. Made a committment to speak to my counsellor about my own experiences with emotional abuse.
  10. Signed the petition at CARE and subscribed for updates.

What have you been doing?

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  1. I haven’t been participating in the Social Justice Challenges lately — you’ve done a terrific job. Very inspiring!

      • black sheep
      • April 2nd, 2010

      Thanks Stephanie. I’ve really enjoyed the Social Justice Challenge so far, even though I haven’t always participated to this extent – I guess it’s something I feel very strongly about!

  2. Wow, you did a lot of great stuff. Thanks for the link to the UNITE site…I also signed the petition.

      • black sheep
      • April 4th, 2010

      Awesome! Thanks for reading 🙂

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