When people think of the New York City Garment District, the first things that come to mind are high-end fashion designers like Michael Kors and Calvin Klein and the famous New York Fashion Week. As a New York Times reporter Jean Appleton put it, New York City is the “bustling epicenter of America’s clothing design and the manufacturing industry.”1 However, fashion is only part of the story. Few people actually know how garment production in New York City came about. Before the design and construction of huge lofts and towering skyscrapers, garment production took place inside garment shops and factories inside tenements. The garment industry has changed significantly in the past two centuries and continues to change today.
One of the first times I ever went to a hospital was when I had to have a medical examination done to support sexual assault allegations. I was 12, and I elected not to have my mother with me for fear that she could not emotionally handle what was about to happen. Although I was lucky to have compassionate physicians, I still remember the loneliness that I felt and that I would continue to feel after that appointment. I was fortunate enough to be able to receive free therapy throughout my high school years, and that is something that has never been lost on me. Because of this, I have a personal passion for supporting sexual assault victims in whatever way I can. Throughout my high school years, I spoke at various engagement to fundraise for
Penny Ann Beernsten, a thirty-six year old small business co-owner and physical fitness instructor, went through a traumatic experience on the afternoon of July 29, 1985. She jogged at a stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline in Wisconsin. She was planning on meeting with her father at the beach at 4:00 PM and she started the jog at 3:50 PM, but was grabbed and taken to the woods where she was raped and deprived her of oxygen by suffocation until she passed out. When she woke up, she walked out of the woods, where couples comforted her until she found her husband and finally the police. (Possley).
Tonier Cain, a nationally- known public speaker and traumatic event educator has inspired many women across the nation, she tells her story to audiences filled with men and women who specialize in substance abuse programs, mental health agencies, corrections facilities as well as trauma survivors and many more. Tonier, also known as Neen was introduced to the jail system at an early age and has a criminal record of 83 arrest followed by 66 convictions. Cain’s story is empowering, inspirational and unforgettable. As of today, her efforts to uplift women who have experienced trauma has given her a position as the team leader for the newly funded National Center for Trauma.
People in the audience who lost close loved ones in this disaster may not think the other worldly tragedies Giovanni describes are of the same magnitude as this. For others though these images she gives may help them connect with the loss some are experiencing. Speeches can affect people in different ways, some speeches will inspire you, others will make you reflect on your own life, some will teach you a life lesson, but Nikki Giovanni’s poem was meant to bring together a group of disheartened people. Giovanni’s speech did not affect me as intensely as it did to the families of the victims who actually saw her give the speech. Similar to whether you are seeing a photo of a piece of artwork or seeing it in person, seeing or hearing a recording of a speech it will affect you differently. Sontag says, “real art has the capacity to make us nervous” (Sontag 759). This speech is meant to bring out the sadness, but also the hope for a better future that people are feeling. Preston Risser said, “her poem brought out the hurt people were feeling and brought awareness to the situation at hand.” As seen in the video people are either crying after she is finished, or standing up with a newfound inspiration to stand tall and put this tragedy in the past. The way a piece of art might make you feel does not have to be displayed by some physical expression, it can be an emotion that is kept inside.
The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) deals with the concerns of battered women and their families. For 30 years we have represented both rural and urban areas. Our programs support and involve battered women of all ages, racial, social, religious and economic groups. We oppose the use of violence as a means of control over others and we support equality in relationships and the concept of helping women assume power over their own lives. We strive towards encouraging independent, community based groups in which women make major policy and program decisions.
Women have been a vital key to the shaping and progression of our society. Throughout time, women’s roles and opportunities in the family, workplace, and society have greatly evolved. They started from being housewives that don’t have many rights, even in the household, to being valued citizens in our
Many women are experiencing violence against them, whether it be physical, mental, or verbal. According to Kirk, Terry, Lokuge, and Watterson, “Violence against women (VAW) is a major issue worldwide, with an estimated 35% of women, or roughly 1 in 3, experiencing either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime” (p. 2). There have been many groups that have been created to combat violence against women. The group I will be focusing on is White Ribbon group. The White Ribbon are the defenders of women.
During the first day the meeting will be exclusively for women, who are earnestly invited to attend. The public generally are invited to be present the second day, when Lucretia Mott of Philadelphia, and others, ladies and gentlemen will address the
This is because these images bring awareness to issues of racism and ignite the urge in people to fight against these issues. When reading this article, I was reminded of Emmett Till and how his mother reacted to the cruel beating that his son was subjected to. After Emmett Till was brutally beaten, his body was swollen and his face was disfigured that he was only be identified by the initials on a ring on his finger. Although Emmett Till’s image was disfigured, his mother held an open casket for his funeral. Till’s mother wanted the world to see what his son was subjected to since his image was viewed by thousands of people. The photo was also photographed and published in newspapers and magazines. This is significant because it ignited a passion for the civil rights activists to fight against the racial injustices. This is why I think that showcasing the images of killings of black people is
It is helping young people understand how the victims might have felt. This, as well as many of the former statements catches your attention. While the rest of the passage gives more facts and explains why it is so important for young people to be knowledgeable about this subject.
Seeing how the patients can help create such amazing art work was incredible. It warmed my heart seeing how these patient’s could still be part of society and live their lives in their own community.
Collaborate with community women’s groups to design and facilitate workshops and forums to address issues of violence from many perspectives, particularly against women and girls. For example PAVE, IWD, TBTN
To demonstrate even further barriers to access for rural veterans, rural female veterans present with many differing challenges…limited labor and job opportunities, lack of available childcare resources, and limited job opportunities (Szelwach, Steinkogler, Badger, & Muttukumaru, 2011). Additionally, according to the NHRA (2014) female veterans encounter even more barriers in accessing mental health care due to the potential effects of military sexual trauma (MST). Moreover, there is a need for those who are trained in mental and primary
What started out as only one-hundred individuals now has exceptionally gotten bigger to have thousands and thousands of members working together and sharing their experiences of domestic violence and to help inform others of the risk and effects of domestic violence. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence goal is to, “Organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking, and leadership in communities and individuals who seek to end violence in their lives” (Statistics). Every day in America and even on college campuses domestic violence takes place and someone in a relationship is being harmed. According to the