In this issue: Five things you can do RIGHT NOW to make USC a safer campus! Look for the teal ribbon icon to find out how you can get involved.
I. S.C.A.R. in the News
USC admitted this week to underreporting 13 cases of sexual assault. Check out these articles for more information:
- Huffington Post: “USC Clery Blunder Another Chance to Address Student Rape”
- LA Times: “USC, Occidental underreported sexual assaults”
- Neon Tommy: “Underreported Sexual Assault Statistics A Problem, Students Say”
- Daily Trojan: “DPS adjusts report for sex offenses”
II. 9forIX: Our 9forIX petition has 500+ signatures!
YOU can help SCAR create real change by putting this petition on blast. So sign, share, and keep speaking out!
Sign the petition, and don’t forget to share!
Want to help SCAR reach 1000 signatures? We’re going to be tabling next week outside campus hotspots! If you’re able to help, please fill out your availability on this poll.
III. Event Spotlight: 28th St. March
We at SCAR have been talking about addressing street harassment in a public way, and we have an idea we’re pretty excited about – involving wacky outfits, various student assemblies, multi-media, and musicianship. Street harassment, aka cat-calling, is a dehumanizing behavior that happens when a stranger makes unsolicited, often disrespectful and even threatening comments to someone on the street. People of ALL genders, races, and sexual orientations are subject to street harassment.
Check out these PSAs for more info:
SCAR believes no one should be harassed and dehumanized for being in public. Drawing inspiration from some responses to street harassment, SCAR will be putting on a march down the Row. The idea is simple: walk down 28th St. wearing whatever outfit you want!
Date TBD. This could happen as early as Monday 10/21, so stay tuned!
IV. In the Works: SCAR Zine!
We’re excited to announce the launch of a SCAR Zine – a DIY magazine by USC students, for USC students! It’s all about showing off your talents and speaking out about what matters to you!
Submit op-eds, poetry, prose, drawings, etc to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 10/14 – Friday 10/18
Domestic Violence Awareness Week
6-8:30 pm | THH 101
Queer People Of Color Zine Night
Featuring POC Zine Project as part of their “Race Riot!” Tour.
8:30-9:30 pm | GFS Lobby
SCAR General Meeting
28th St. March
Come to the General Meeting to learn more!
6:30-7:30 pm | Tommy Trojan
Anti-Human Trafficking Rally
Hosted by World Vision ACT:S.
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