October News from Woodhull

Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, December 2, 2017

Taking #MeToo to “Now What”

This October, the 30th Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’ve seen thousands of people speak out against sexual harassment and assault. With more than 50 women coming forward with sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the issue is close to the top of the national narrative! Social media news feeds were flooded with friends and family sharing #MeToo–a movement started 10 years ago by Tarana Burke–to stand in solidarity and share their experiences with assault and harassment.

Whether or not a survivor chooses to share #MeToo, awareness of the problem is only the first step to eradicating sexual and domestic violence. Read more here.


Philadelphia Town Hall hosted on December 2nd, 2017 at 2125 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 from 9 am-5 pm with a $10 suggested donation
Philadelphia Town Hall hosted on December 2nd, 2017 at 2125 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 from 9 am-5 pm with a $10 suggested donation

What Is Woodhull Doing?

At Woodhull we believe that an integral part of sexual freedom is the fundamental human right to be free from domestic and sexual violence. As part of our work to end sexual violence, Woodhull is launching a new series of Sexual Freedom Town Halls. Read more here.

Together, we will continue to stand with survivors and eliminate sexual violence.

Please join us at our first Sexual Freedom Town Hall on Saturday December 2nd at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Philadelphia, PA from 10-4:30. Free lunch will be served and childcare can be provided if necessary.

Register Now

Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization in 2018. The current administration has already indicated that it may be on the chopping block.  VAWA grants are implemented by the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice led by Jeffrey Sessions. As a senator, Mr. Sessions voted against the 2013 reauthorization of VAWA, which expanded the rights of minority survivors. Read more here

Want to Get More Involved with Woodhull?

The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is pleased announce the formation of our new Accessibility Committee! Woodhull is taking steps to ensure that our Summit and other programming are accessible for those within our communities. We can’t do this alone and invite our extended networks to join us in this effort.

If you are passionate about access and disability rights, we encourage you to submit an application to join the committee today!

Apply Today!


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