Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Consciousness Raising Groups

How is it that each of us can get our communities to start talking about sexual violence?

How about inviting a few friends to your home for coffee? While everyone is socializing start a discussion of various forms of violence, and slowly start talking about sexual violence? You don't have to talk about your own abuse. Just start introducing the topic in general terms.

Perhaps you can do this once a month to get your friends thinking about it, if they haven't already. You can use this blog for topics you can discuss.

Perhaps as time goes on the friends that come over for these discussions can start working on having a workshop at your synagogue. Remember a small group of people can make a difference. Two voices are louder then one. If you can get 5 - 10 people requesting a workshop on sexual violence, there is a higher likelihood it will happen.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read this comment and googled the idea and found this link. What a blast to the past. It has some good ideas in how to get started. Some of it is pretty dated, but it's still an interesting read.

How to start your own consciousness-raising group Reprinted from a leaflet distributed by The Chicago Women's Liberation Union (1971)


January 25, 2005 10:55 AM  

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