Get Involved!

Here are some great ways to get involved with activist projects and events!

Volunteer at House of Ruth

House of Ruth, a local comprehensive domestic violence center, will be hosting a volunteer training soon and is looking for individuals with a commitment to supporting survivors of domestic violence. For more information, please contact, Marina Wood by email at mwood@houseofruthinc.org or phone at 909-868-8010.

Please keep in mind that there are also many opportunities to help House of Ruth that do not require training. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Sponsor a fundraising drive to collect items from our wish list;
  • Hold a bake sale, garage sale or movie night at your home, place of worship or local center to raise funds for victims of domestic violence;
  • Volunteer your professional skills on one of our board committees or in the office.

TALKING BACK

The Motley Coffeehouse at Scripps is spearheading a grassroots educational campaign on campus, “Talking Back: A Movement to End College Sexual Violence,” to expand awareness about what constitutes sexual violence, where to seek help, and to advocate for its prevention, including how to work “outside of traditional heteronormative gender norms to stop sexual and gendered violence.”  For information or to get involved, email motley@gmail.com.

DISCOVER AFRICA IN 2014 WITH OPERATION CROSSROADS AFRICA

Operation Crossroads Africa is a U.S.-based, private voluntary organization that sponsors cross-cultural exchanges and small-scale development projects in Africa. For seven weeks each summer, teams of eight to ten participants, a Crossroads leader, and local volunteers join with a local community on a project that involves local people and participants working together.

In 2014, Crossroads will sponsor projects in several African countries.  Become a part of the Crossroads tradition as a participant or Crossroads leader. To get an application for participation during the Summer of 2014, visit: http://OperationCrossroadsAfrica.org

FMI: oca@igc.org

FEM TECH NET

FemTechNet is an international network of scholars and artists who are conceptualizing, designing, building and implementing the world’s first DOCC (Distributed Online Collaborative Course), a feminist rethinking and redoing of the unidirectional, massive, somewhat imperialist MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).  The project seeks to use technology to enable a networked conversation among, students, faculty, scholars, artists and others about the intersections of feminism and technology.
The new DOCC, Feminist Dialogues on Technology, will be offered September-December 2013, on fifteen campuses around the world, at least one each per continent. To join the network and participate in this pedagogic experiment in a variety of voluntary capacities, small and large, students and faculty should contact Alex Juhasz at Alexandra_Juhasz@pitzer.edu or Jacqueline Wernimont at jwernimo@scrippscollege.edu or visit http://www.nitle.org/.
The current home is located on the fembotcolletive.org website.