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The Monument Quilt by FORCE: Resources

The Monument Quilt by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is an ongoing collection of stories from survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

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Articles Available Through Decker Research Databases

Decker Library offers access to several research databases. Your MICA login is your key to accessing scholarly articles (and other materials) otherwise unavailable outside of a paywall.

JSTOR

  • May, L., & Strikwerda, R.. (1994). Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape. Hypatia, 9(2), 134–151. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810174
  • Heberle, R.. (1996). Deconstructive Strategies and the Movement against Sexual Violence. Hypatia, 11(4), 63–76. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810392

Toolkits

Beautiful Trouble is a book, web toolbox and international network of artist-activist trainers whose mission is to make grassroots movements more creative and more effective. Here you'll find trainings, tactics, principles, theories, case studies, and practitioners.

Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence

About Creative Interventions: Embracing the values of social justice and liberation, Creative Interventions is a space to re/envision solutions to domestic or intimate partner, sexual, family and other forms of interpersonal violence.

MICA Health and Wellness Services

Support and counseling services for MICA students are available through MICA Health and Wellness Services.

Location: Wellness Center, 1501 Mount Royal Avenue, Lower Level

Hours, Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Crisis Walk-In Hour: Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

To make an appointment, please call 410-225-2367

FORCE

"FORCE Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. We believe that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, and we envision a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent. To promote this needed conversation, we create art actions to generate media attention and get millions of people talking. According the Huffington Post, 'FORCE is doing a good job with a hard to digest topic, capturing the public imagination with their tactics.'"

E-mail us at: upsettingrapeculture (at) gmail (dot) com
Call us at (410) 415-3216 

Resources compiled by FORCE:

NATIONAL HOTLINES:
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE

Arte Sana 
A directory of Spanish-language and Latin@-focused abuse recovery programs.

FORGE
Transgender Sexual Violence Project (TSVP) to begin bringing resources and hope for healing to the transgender community, partners of trans survivors and professionals who serve the community.

Male Survivor 
Committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.

Stop It Now! Helpline
1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
This is a toll-free number for adults who are at risk for sexually abusing a child, for friends and family members of sexual abusers and/or victims, and for parents of children with sexual behavior problems. All calls are confidential and will be answered by a trained staff member.

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
800-832-1901

READABLE RESOURCES:
Emotional Trauma First Aid

Survivor Self-Management and Coping Skills
Excellent guide to recovery strategies and techniques survivors can use immediately.

Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective 

The Courage to Heal & The Courage to Heal Workbook
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life 
by Jasmin Lee Cori

Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse 
Mike Lew and Ellen Bass

Thriving in The Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide
by
Thema Bryv

Books

The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America by Sarah Deer (2015)

The Beginning and End of Rape makes available the powerful writings in which Sarah Deer, who played a crucial role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, has advocated for cultural and legal reforms to protect Native women from endemic sexual violence and abuse. These essays point to the possibility of actual and positive change in a world where Native women are systematically undervalued, left unprotected, and hurt. - University of Minnesota Press

 

Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti (2008)

In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Full Frontal Feminism and He’s A Stud, She’s A Slut author Jessica Valenti, the way we view rape in our culture is finally dismantled and replaced with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike will present their ideas for a paradigm shift from the “No Means No” model—an approach that while necessary for where we were in 1974, needs an overhaul today. - Seal Press

 

 

Reimagine! - Movements Making Media

Reimagine! publishes a journal and produces podcasts

Race, Poverty, and the Environment (RP&E) Journal  "is the signature national journal of grassroots social and environmental justice movements. Since 1990, it has served as an essential tool for research into environmental justice history and provided a window into the future for progressive organizers nationwide. Annual subscriptions are available for $45 for individuals and $90 for institutions. Archival issues of RP&E Journal dating back to 1990 are available and may be obtained online, in print or on CD."

 

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