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CNN Anchor Reads Stanford Rape Victim's Complete Letter To Her Attacker In Powerful Live TV Moment. Stanford Sex Assault Victim Reads Powerful Letter to Her Attacker. Last Thursday, Brock Turner, a 20-year-old former Stanford University student, was sentenced to six months in county jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a fraternity party in January 2015.

Stanford Sex Assault Victim Reads Powerful Letter to Her Attacker

The sentence drew widespread criticism; prosecutors had asked Turner be sentenced to six years, according to CNN. Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault. Turner had admitted to the sexual contact but maintained it was consensual. Below is the 12-page victim impact statement written by the victim and read in court to Turner after his sentencing. Stanford Rape Case Reveals Troubling Privilege Bias, Creates National Outcry » Second Nexus. [DIGEST: The Guardian, Buzzfeed] A case out of Stanford University is garnering international attention not only for the crime itself, but its aftermath.

Stanford Rape Case Reveals Troubling Privilege Bias, Creates National Outcry » Second Nexus

In January of 2015, then 19-year old Stanford University student Brock Allen Turner raped an unconscious woman. Two male graduate students came upon Turner while he was raping her behind a dumpster. According to trial testimony, one of them yelled out “What are you doing?” Before Turner fled the scene. The 23-year old victim later described waking up in the hospital the morning after the assault with no memory of what had transpired. Brock Allen Turner. A jury convicted Turner on three felony charges, including sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object. Dan Turner’s statement was widely condemned across social media as a reminder of rape culture and the epidemic of violence against women prevalent across college campuses.

ACTIVITY 2 ECONOMIC JUSTICE: THE SCRAMBLE FOR WEALTH AND POWER. The distribution of wealth and power within society usually affects a person’s opportunities to achieve full human rights and live a life with dignity.

ACTIVITY 2 ECONOMIC JUSTICE: THE SCRAMBLE FOR WEALTH AND POWER

This activity involves the distribution of wealth. It challenges participants to examine the concepts of “fairness” and “responsibility” and reflect on their own actions. Note: Keep in mind the socioeconomic composition of your participant population. Guard against having this activity confirm the existing inequalities in wealth and power. What Saying 'I'm Not A Feminist' Really... - The Huffington Post. 6 Videos To Use In Your Social Justice Lessons. When I first started teaching in Los Angeles in the early 2000s, my third and fourth grade students organized a protest against a school-wide balloon release because they had just learned about the ways deflated balloons can harm marine life.

6 Videos To Use In Your Social Justice Lessons

We also marched down Vernon Avenue with signs imploring people to beautify the neighborhood after a unit on civic pride. In March 2006, my students hung signs on the chain-link fences around the school in support of the 500,000 people who marched in downtown Los Angeles to protest the immigration reform bill H.R. 4437. More recently, my students wanted to write poetry about Trayvon Martin and hold fundraisers for the Haitian earthquake survivors. I have no doubt that if I had still been in the classroom, we would have discussed Ferguson and Eric Garner, and gone to see Selma. Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice: Showcasing Your Understanding. Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Other Social Justice Issues.

Classroom Activities. Women Making Change, Women Forging Hope Teaching Tolerance teamed with Bread and Roses, the cultural arm of local 1199, the National Health & Human Service Employees Union of the AFL-CIO to present the International Women of Hope Project.

Classroom Activities

Grades 9 to 12 Totally Us Totally Us is a classroom activity developed from Totally Joe. Grades 3 to 5 | Grades 6 to 8 The Civil Rights Act and the ADA This activity asks students to read and compare the language of selected civil rights legislation. Put-Ups. Teaching Students to Stand Up and Speak Out. If a student dropped to the linoleum floor hungry and ill, as a classroom community, we would come to her aid immediately.

Teaching Students to Stand Up and Speak Out

We would offer food and comforting words and search out medical support from the school nurse and possibly even dial 9-1-1. Yet when students leave the classroom, they follow the social norms we've established here in America: If you see homeless who are ill and hungry, keep walking. Don't encourage that "behavior" by giving them money. If they want help, they can get it. I don't want to oversimplify the issue of homelessness and poverty in the richest country in the world but that fact that we even have a problem is the problem.

LREI Eighth Grade Civil and Human Rights Activism Work. Public Intellectuals Project. Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism by Henry A.

Public Intellectuals Project

Giroux In spite of their differing perceptions of the architecture of the totalitarian superstate and how it exercised power and control over its residents, George Orwell and Aldus Huxley shared a fundamental conviction. They both argued that … Continue reading Posted in Big Featured, Democracy, Featured Articles, Public Intellectuals, Social Justice Tagged authoritarianism, democracy, Huxley, Orwell, race, racism, United States, violence Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance By Henry A. Pen-Ultimate (Freedom of Expression) and the Racist Spectacle of #JeSuisCharlie. WarToysToPeaceArt. Addressing human rights in the wake of human tragedy.