One of Us

Collective action for social change around the issue of sexual violence

Social Movement: They have their inception in the condition of unrest, and derive their motive power on one hand from dissatisfaction with the current form of life, and on the other hand, from wishes and hopes for a new scheme or system of living. - Herbert Blumer

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A Conversation with Sandi Giver, author of "One of Us: Sex, Violence Injustice. Resilience, Love, Hope"

  • UMB School of Social Work Baltimore, MD (map)

Click here to watch the talk on the school website. 

In its poignant retelling of an all-too-familiar story in exotic jurisdictions, "One of Us" demolishes societal assumptions about rape, sex, virtue, honor, and even friendship. It shreds our false notions of white or black, of virgin or slut, of safe or asking for it, of consensual sex or ‘legitimate rape.’ As individuals, we kid ourselves into thinking that if we take enough precautions, we will be safe in an unsafe world. In her journey from not being able to ‘think straight enough to verbalize it cohesively’ to writing this book, Sandi Giver forces us to realize the uncomfortable reality: that an edifice that produces rapists needs restructuring.

Join student, survivor, and data-driven storyteller Sandi Giver on Monday, April 30th, as she shares with fellow students and faculty her experience starting with the personal impact of sexual violence expanding to the systemic issues and what we can do in our personal and professional lives.

Earlier Event: February 22
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