SlutWalk at CSU Monterey Bay
- When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Activities | Presentation, Art (opening), Community, Dance performance, Poetry, Spoken word
In 2011, a Toronto police officer told students at a campus safety information session that one of the ways that women can avoid sexual assault is to not dress like "sluts." That sparked a backlash of protest and activism that reverberates today in solidarity-displaying events called SlutWalk, assembled in various places to educate people about gender equality, violence, rape and molestation. Because if a police officer is inclined to blame the victim, what does that say to criminals, to the victim and their family, to society? At the very least, it gives people license to slur, degrade and debase women (and let's be real; "slut" is almost exclusively aimed at women) against the self-aggrandizing "piety" of the beholder. SlutWalk is part of a group of students' capstone project of marches, poetry readings, songs, dance and art taking place March 7 in honor of Women's History Month, but it begins with a SlutTalk 7-9pm March 6 at CSUMB's Otter Cross-Cultural Center. Become part of the conversation and, ultimately, someday, the solution. [WR]
7-9pm Wed March 6; noon-6pm Fri March 8. CSU Monterey Bay, Sixth Avenue, Seaside. Free to attend. email@example.com.