Day 8

Today we'd like to highlight End Rape on Campus. They are an advocacy group that helps to support survivors and help them to make positive policy changes in their communities. We reached out to EROC at the very start of 16(IX)3, and they were able to help us generate some ideas that would address the gaps in current policy on campus.

To thank them for their help, we were able to raise donations for them at our show this past weekend. We are so excited to be able to help them continue the great work they are doing!

If you'd like to read more about what they do, you can check out their website here.

 

Day 6

We are excited to announce our new website. Visit us at:

www.16IX3.com

You can peruse our petition, sign it online, and check out what else we've been up to!

Also, don't forget to come out to IX Night at the Meridian! 6:30 tonight! There will be tunes and petition signing! Good times abound!

Day 4

Today's post is a spoken word poem that explores the impact sexual assault has on the individual. Beyond the assault itself, many survivors suffer from PTSD, social fallout, and the burden of inadequate reporting process. "Trigger Warning," by Karina Stow, offers insight into the survivor experience and is a powerful reminder of the invisible scars carried by those affected by sexual violence.

Day 2

For today's post, we'd like to share Lady Gaga's "Til It Happens to You." The song has received worldwide recognition, and has reached millions of listeners, most notably in her moving performance at the Oscars. The song was also featured in the 2015 documentary, The Hunting Ground, which follows survivors of rape on college campuses, and the ways in which university administration handles, or fails to handle, the reporting and investigative processes.

Awards and accolades aside, however, the song marks an important step towards breaking the stigma and allowing an opportunity for survivors to speak up and speak out against sexual assault. We believe that survivor empowerment, particularly through thoughtful discourse, is a crucial step towards progress.

Day 1

By now, we've all probably heard a lot about Ke$ha and her recent battle with policy surrounding sexual assault. Unfortunately, this highly publicized case is one of countless others in which survivors fight against layers of institutional silencing following an assault. Stay tuned for the rest of the 60 Day Campaign to find out how we can improve reporting options in order to better hear, support, and protect survivors.

Click here to read the article.