We have a brand new training for students who want to engage in the movement to end power-based personal violence at Evergreen. At the Green Dot training you will gain the connections, knowledge, and skill to make history as an activist. We invite you to join all the Greeners already leading this movement. Please register below.
We have a new Green Dot training just for Faculty & Staff. You will learn key components of the Green Dot strategy, the dynamics of culture change, how to contribute to new campus norms, and how to encourage students’ positive contributions. The training is on Wednesday, October 25, 1pm-4pm in SEM II E2105. We invite you to be part of our inaugural group! Please register below.
Thank you for your interest in actively reducing the rates of power-based personal violence in our community and creating new community norms that violence will not be tolerated and everyone is expected to do their part. Please fill out the form below so we can add you to our invitation list for an upcoming training.
Interested in taking a lead in our community? Consider attending the Green Dot training to take the lead on ending violence one green dot at a time. Students who attended previous trainings reported gaining valuable skills to help any community of which they are a part. The training is April 16, Noon-5p.m. in CAB 125. FREE FOOD and COFFEE Register now:
Please come for tea to learn about how we all share a responsibility to help one another and create a culture that does not tolerate violence. LIB 1001, 1:30-2:30pm or 5:30-6:30pm. Thanks!
Is it possible to be an activist from a place of hope and positivity? Can we create change by cultivating allies and asking people to join us? Why are we compelled to make others feel wrong in order to advance our own agenda?
I’m soldering forward with the deep belief that blowing out someone else’s candle, doesn’t make mine brighter. Both candles moving forward, might show us a way. I’m inspired by blogger Natasha Theory at The B(e)-Girl Manifesta. Natsha’s post “6 things I need activists to stop doing now” reminds me to choose my attitude. Here’s an excerpt:
“I wish us activists would stop:
1. Being Contrarians
I get it. Activism is, essentially, taking action to bring about change. And the pre-cursor to changing something first lies in recognizing that something is wrong. So, I understand how this happens.
But I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to run into those people who think that “pessism” and “activism” are synonymous. These activists have become so enmeshed in finding what’s wrong that they cannot celebrate the victories or acknowledge the things that are working. Contrarians pride themselves on going against the grain and tend to do so….even when it’s counterproductive to do so. There is an acerbic tone that tends to permeate conversations with contrarians and in extreme cases, a resigned hopelessness…
Every idea is shot down because it’s “not going to work.”
Every triumph is tempered with a “but the work is not done yet.”
The contrarian exists in a bleak landscape…one littered with bitter experiences and general dourness. And although, she/he doesn’t probably intend to, she/he turns people off to doing the work. Activism must be based on hope and optimism. If every idea is doomed from the beginning and every victory postponed until all victories are achieved, then what the hell are we doing this for?!”
We need everyone to think and act together to create an educational community where violence is not tolerated. Please join together to brainstorm actions individuals and our community at large can take to join in to do their part. We will meet on Monday, September 28 at 4:30pm. Location is LIB 4300. Check back for updates or leave your name and email.
A display about the number of students potentially affected by sexual assault will be up on the mound between the bus loop and Red Square beginning April 26 and ending April 30. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact OSVP at 360-867-5221 or email@example.com.
Want to do your part to end sexual assault on campus? Join Green Dot. Leave your name and preferred email address to get information about trainings and events.
The training scheduled for April 18 is postponed! Very few people were able to participate. I’m hoping to reschedule for the first half of May. I apologize for any inconvenience! ~Kelly
Interested in taking a lead in our community? Consider attending the Green Dot training to take the lead on ending violence one green dot at a time. Students who attended previous trainings reported gaining valuable skills to help any community of which they are a part. The training is April 18, 11a.m.-4p.m. SEM II B2107. Register now using the form below!
What is Green Dot? A green dot is any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that promotes safety for everyone and communicates utter intolerance for sexual misconduct, partner violence, and stalking.