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San Francisco’s 6th Annual WALK AGAINST RAPE is Coming Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Monday, March 14th, 2011


(You’d think they’d call this a march, but oh well.)

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Anyway, all the deets.

“Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Sexual violence touches all of our lives, Walk Against Rape is the chance to say NO! to sexual violence in our communities. March with us as we speak out against sexual violence and rape. Let’s make our voices and stories known. Silence is not golden!

Walk Against Rape is an opportunity for the communities of San Francisco to come together and raise awareness around sexual assault. Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetimes, and it is estimated that less than 20% or rapes are reported to the police. The silence and taboo around rape in our society cause survivors to feel isolated and unsupported. The goal of Walk Against Rape is to empower survivors, their friends, families and supporters, to break that silence by walking together on the streets against rape, and declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Walk Against Rape will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile walk starting at The Women’s Building at 10:00AM and culminating in a festival at 1:00PM at Potrero del Sol Park (“La Raza Park). Walkers will arrive in the park to find speakers, performances, vendors, the Clothesline Project on display, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations who will be offering information and resources, and food and drink. Walkers interested in participating can download a registration form and begin to collect donations from their friends and family. All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape.

SFWAR, San Francisco’s only community based rape crisis center, provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence. At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution. We believe that education and community grassroots organizing are key tools to end sexual violence in our society.

Walk Against Rape aims to:
Raise awareness in San Francisco around issues of sexual violence.
Provide a space for survivors of sexual violence to heal and celebrate their survival.
Educate communities about the resources available in the aftermath of an assault.
Raise money for San Francisco’s only community based rape crisis center.
Create community around shared experiences of sexual violence so as to not isolate further the experience.
To make visible what has historically been silenced and invisible.

Harvey Milk Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club Announces Election Results

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

It was democracy in action last night at the Harvey Milk Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club annual election in San Francisco’s Women’s Building (“A Home of Our Own”) on 3543 18th Street in the Mission district.

A large turnout with the line of voters spilling downstairs. Click to expand:

After a bit of requisite contentiousnousness involving President Rafael Mandleman’s expected milk run for District 8 Supervisor next year, the 2009 election results for the Harvey Milk Club are:

Rafael Mandelman, President
Donna Linden, Vice President for Internal Affairs
Hale Thompson, Vice President for External Affairs
Bobbi Lopez, Vice President for Political Affairs
Michael Lee, Eboard Internal
Kimberly Alvarenga, Eboard Political
Catherine Cusic, Eboard Events and Fundraising

Kirby Ramstad, Eboard Organizing
Margot Reed, Eboard Outreach
Patricia West, Eboard Outreach

Stephany Ashley, Recorder
Paul Hogarth, Correspondent
Bruce Wolfe, Treasurer