UC Berkeley needs more funding for sexual assault survivors

A hand giving another hand money with the caption "Take back the night"
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Content Warning: Sexual assault, sexual harassment The effects of sexual violence and sexual harassment, or SVSH, on survivors are innumerable and often intangible in their enormity. For students, sexual violence and harassment can result in post-traumatic stress disorder, decreased ability to perform academically, damaged relationships and a lost sense of
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Finding community at Cal

Shared vulnerability. This has always fueled me. Academia tells us to distance ourselves from our vulnerabilities, to never study what makes us angry or scream and sadden to tears, but this vulnerability and this passion has always been the only reason for my involvement in academia. Academics have rarely felt
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Take Back the Night protests sexual violence

UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center espouses sexual respect for all in campus event

The first Take Back the Night rally was organized as a response to this, emerging from women’s desire to make the streets a safe place at night. Today, the movement takes place all over the world as a protest to end all forms of sexual violence and create safe communities and respectful relationships.
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Police Review Board commissioner dies at 71

Vonnie Gurgin — Berkeley Police Review Board commissioner, UC Berkeley alumna, criminology expert and dog-lover — was pronounced dead Oct. 17 after she was found in her Berkeley Hills home. She was born in 1940. Fellow Commissioner George Perezvelez describes Gurgin’s presence on the commission as simultaneously professional and personal.
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