Project Speak Up Speak Out is recruiting volunteers to educate the City College and Harlem community on domestic violence. We are currently looking for City College students who have public speaking skills and have some prior experience in teaching or tutoring. Volunteers will be asked to attend a 12-hour training in the month of January and then will work as teachers to spread awareness about domestic violence. Students who have prior experience in social justice, violence against women or anti violence activism are highly encouraged to apply.
At Speak Up Speak Out, our mission is to empower individuals and break the silence that exists behind domestic violence and sexual assault. It is our firm belief that domestic violence that goes unseen and unheard also goes unresolved. We believe domestic violence is a public health issue and should be resolved through education and increased awareness. We are a peer education organization and we will hold workshops and training sessions to open an on-campus dialogue about violence prevention.
On December 2nd at 12:30pm the Project Speak Up Speak Out Photo Campaign will be released in the NAC Rotunda.
Project Speak Up Speak Out has created a banner to illustrate the power of community solidarity in working to end domestic violence. We want to empower students at City College to bring about the change we wish to see in our community. Domestic violence is a social issue; it is a health issue; and it is a public issue.
Please join us for the Speak Out against gender-based violence and for the unveiling of photos!
Speak Up Speak Out is developing a campus-wide photo campaign to show how anyone can be affected by domestic violence, regardless of race, class, or gender. Students, faculty, and CUNY staff are invited to model for head shots that will later be unveiled on the City College campus during 16 Days Against Gender Violence in an effort to highlight the commonality and presence of violence in the home, and that we can all work to empower and educate ourselves and create peaceful homes. These photos are just the beginning.
The photography will be taken by a CCNY undergraduate student in Shepard 157 on
Monday, October 21st
Tuesday, October 22nd
AND Thursday October 24th.
The third day of photos has been changed to accommodate the Powell Center schedule. Thank you for your understanding!
All are welcome.