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Are you a CounterActivist?

Count your action!


CounterAct aims to catalyze 880 creative acts to counter the 880 acts of sexual violence that occur each day in the United States. In order to fulfill this goal, every member of the ASU community (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff in all disciplines) is invited to use their unique skills, perspectives and imaginations to take creative action to prevent sexual violence and promote healthy relationships at ASU.


What do CounterActivists do? CounterActivists know that sexual violence must be addressed:
  • Trauma responsive and geared towards the support of victims and survivors
  • Consistent with and in alignment with current sexual violence prevention efforts at Arizona State University (https://sexualviolenceprevention.asu.edu/)
  • Aware of and frames sexual violence as a widespread cultural problem that occurs not only at college but is endemic in American society and worldwide
  • Innovative and creative, utilizes the “4 Ps” framework Perspective, Pleasure, Practice, and Power
  • Activate audiences with their consent by offering invitations rather than obligations or expectations to participate
CounterActivists do not directly target a specific person or institution
Support CounterAct’s goal of documenting 880 CounterActions by April 2019!
  • Document your good work on the CounterAct website

What is an action?

An action is participation in a small-scale creative happening, event to prevent sexual violence and promotes healthy sexuality. It could be part of a larger CounterAct project For example:

  • A gallery show is one project, but each art piece that was contributed to the show is a creative action completed by the artist.
That’s a lot of action!

Action examples:

Writing a Survivor Love Letter on February 14th and letting them know that their voice matters. To learn more go to: https://www.survivorloveletter.com
Attending a workshop in your local community that provides people with accurate information about sexual violence and how to provide support to victims and survivors. To learn more go to: https://www.rainn.org

What is a project?


A project is a large-scale event or project that has many steps and includes multiple participants to raise awareness on sexual violence and healthy relationships.

Project Examples:

Creating an Alexa Skill that gices practical tips on what to say and do when you see, hear an act of sexual violence. It also provides insight and resources on how to help someone who has experience any form of sexual violence.
Download the the app at Amazon today.
Writing and organizing a play that examines toxic masculinity and how that contributes to rape and rape culture. Others have done this by organizing song writing, music making, spoken word sessions and exhibit space for other art forms.


Remember:

Do not directly targeted at a specific person or institution
Do not harm yourself or others
Follow ASU policy/ procedures regarding sexual violence prevention
Activate audiences with their consent ; It is an invitation, not an obligation or an expectation for people to participate

Have questions? Contact Motoko at Motoko.Kitazumi@asu.edu

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What’s an action?

An action is participation in a small-scale creative happening, event to prevent sexual violence and promotes healthy sexuality. It could be part of a larger CounterAct project

For example:

A gallery show is one project, but each art piece that was contributed to the show is a creative action completed by the artist. That’s a lot of action!

Action examples:

Writing a Survivor Love Letter on February 14th and letting them know that their voice matters. To learn more go to: https://www.survivorloveletter.com


Attending a workshop in your local community that provides people with accurate information about sexual violence and how to provide support to victims and survivors. To learn more go to: https://www.rainn.org

What is a project?

A project is a large-scale event or project that has many steps and includes multiple participants to raise awareness on sexual violence and healthy relationships.

Creating an Alexa Skill that gives practical tips on what to say and do when you see, hear an act of sexual violence. It also provides insight and resources on how to help someone who has experienced any form of sexual violence.

Download the app at Amazon today!


Writing and organizing a play that examines toxic masculinity and how that contributes to rape and rape culture.

Others have done this by organizing song writing, music making, spoken word sessions and exhibit space for other art forms.

Have questions? Contact Coordinator of CounterAct Communications and Marketing, Motoko Kitazumi at Motoko.Kitazumi@asu.edu