Act Up: Dialogues About Oppression & Resistance Story Submission Workshop

Date: October 29, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1249 Kirkhof Center
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Act Up: Dialogues About Oppression & Resistance


We want to hear your stories, both real and imagined, about violence and resisting violence.

….What do we mean by violence?

Violence is an abusive or unjust exercise of power. Violence can be interpersonal and/or systemic. Violence can be physical, emotional, and/or sexual. Violence can be implied or suggested.

…What do we mean by resistance?

Resistance is disrupting abusive or unjust exercises of power by mobilizing the power of collective community. Resistance can be survival. Resistance can be dismantling systems of domination and control. Resistance can be refusal to accept privilege or participate in accepted patterns of exploitation and oppression.

For example, your stories may relate to:

  • Gender (sexual assault, stalking, experiences in the workplace, etc.)
  • Race (politics about hair, classroom experiences, micro aggressions, etc.)
  • Sexuality (assault, homo/bi/transphobic slurs, refusal of pronoun or name, exclusion, etc.)
  • Socio-economic status (poverty, access to services, homelessness, food insecurity, etc.)


Share your story in any of the following ways:

  1. Submit it in writing to Brittany Dernberger in the Women’s Center at
  2. Share them with us in person on Tuesday, October 29 from 1-4 pm in Room 1249 Kirkhof Center
  3. Let us interview you one-on-one in order to capture your story. Contact Jennifer Stewart at to schedule an appointment.

Stories must be submitted by October 31

Selected stories will be dramatized by Act on Racism and ReACT! for a collaborative

Intersections performance on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.