To end rape culture
N.C.-based coalition calls march
Published Apr 1, 2007 11:57 PM
On March 13, 2006, a woman of color who is a mother, veteran, honor student and sex worker was raped and sodomized in Durham, N.C. The survivor was assaulted at a party thrown by members of the Duke University lacrosse team. She and another entertainer were hired to dance at the party and instead were subjected to sexual assault and racial slurs.
A little more than a year after the infamous Duke lacrosse rape case, a coalition of eight organizations in North Carolina are working together to create a world free from sexual violence and all other forms of oppression.
A march, entitled “Creating a World Without Sexual Violence, National Day of Truthtelling,” is to take place in Durham, N.C., on April 28. The organizations responsible for this day of action are Raleigh FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together), UBUNTU, Men Against Rape Culture, SpiritHouse, Southerners On New Ground, Independent Voices, Black Workers For Justice and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
Organize within your community to join this effort to bring rape culture to an end on April 28 in Durham, N.C. For more information, including how to endorse this event, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or email the coalition at email@example.com
The writer is a member of the Raleigh FIST—Fight Imperialism, Stand Together—youth group.