The group SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY FMLA declared November, Gender Wage Gap Awareness Month, and held their second Pay Equity Bake sale to demonstrate the average wage gap experienced by women in 2001 in California. SFSU FMLA Leader Lora Kihorany recently wrote on the event for an article for the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, a non-commercial, democratic collective of local independent media makers/outlets, and a local chapter of the global Indymedia network.
The GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance recently brought dozens of students together to rally against rape through their annual Take Back the Night event. The evening brought activists, students, and community members together for a march, candlelight vigil, and open-microphone session with speeches and personal testimony from survivors. The group received press for their event, check out the article.
11/25/2014 Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal - Marissa Alexander, the woman imprisoned for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive husband, chose to accept a plea deal Monday with the state of Florida, pleading guilty to three felony counts of aggravated assault.
As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
11/24/2014 The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution - The city of Louisville, Kentucky approved a resolution that will use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a framework for all future policy aimed at ending gender-based discrimination.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .