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Examining a Culture of Slut Shaming Among Youth

Type: 
webinar
Date: 
December 2, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Description: 

Join youth from PAINT*, a youth leadership program at API Chaya, and the API Chaya youth program coordinator in an interactive discussion around the culture of slut shaming among youth, and the impact this culture has on youth survivors of sexual assault/abuse. We will be exploring this issue through a lens of an anti-oppression framework, considering the ways the movement against slut shaming have and have not been inclusive of marginalized groups. We will be concluding with the question of “what are steps we can take to begin shifting youth culture so that it can be more supportive of youth survivors of sexual assault and abuse?”

*PAINT, which stands for Peer Advocates Inspiring New Thinking,is a leadership program for young people in high school to inspire change and new ways of thinking in our community. Participants explore the issue of gender-based violence, such as dating violence and sexual assault, and build leadership skills around how to address these issues in our community. This group focuses on the experiences of Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian youth, but is open to all youth of color.


Learning Objectives:

Our hope is that this workshop will offer a space for participants to explore and share the ways they have seen slut shaming culture among youth impact youth survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and brainstorm strategies to resist and transform the culture of slut shaming we live in. We hope to increase the participants’ capacity to understand the context of which youth experience sexual assault and abuse.   


Presenters:

Sunhee Kim, Sun for short, is currently a Junior in high school enrolled as a full time student at Seattle Central Community College. Sun has been working with Sabrina and Jennifer along with other youth in API Chaya's peer advocacy group since Fall of 2013. They work to motivate young people to take roles as leaders in the community to address important issues, such as sexual assault and racism. When Sun is not engaged in community work and school work, they enjoy reading narratives by Asian-Americans and updating their foodie web blog.

Jennifer Williams first became involved with API Chaya in 2010, through a group called Taboo where for the first time in her life, she had an outlet and safe space to talk about issues that would normally be swept under the rug through a guise of societal expectations. She loved it. Since then, she's become dedicated to learning and advocacy. She remains involved with Chaya through the youth group PAINT where she is able to develop and presenting workshops around topics such as slut-shaming and oppression with her peers to youth and adults alike. Jennifer enjoys documentaries, is an avid reader, loves the outdoors, and moonlights as an undercover foodie.

Sabrina is the youth program coordinator at API Chaya. She received her bachelors in social work and minor in women studies at Seattle University and is passionate about organizing around sexual violence within an anti-oppression lens. She's been working with children and youth for over 5 years in varying capacities.


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Reviewed: October 14th, 2013