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Protest in Solidarity with Rape Survivors Facing UNC Retaliation

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Several protesters hold a banner in response to the Honor Court accusation that Gambill is “guilty” of intimidating her attacker.

From News and Observer

CHAPEL HILL — Pressure built Friday for the UNC-Chapel Hill student court to drop a charge against Landen Gambill, a sophomore who was accused of intimidating an ex-boyfriend after she spoke out about sexual assault.

About 200 people gathered at the center of campus to protest the university’s handling of sexual assault cases. Several dozen carried placards and whistles to show their support for Gambill, who has been called a whistleblower for joining several other women in filing a federal complaint against UNC-CH in January. (more…)

Fraternity Vandals Remain Unknown

FratBoys06From the Daily Tar Heel

Two UNC fraternity houses on Cameron Avenue have been vandalized in the past month — and police don’t know who is behind the incidents.

On Jan. 14, five windows of the Chi Psi fraternity house at 321 W. Cameron Ave. were broken around 5 a.m., according to a Chapel Hill police report.

Sgt. Josh Mecimore, spokesman for the Chapel Hill Police Department, said it appeared that rocks were thrown into the fraternity house’s windows. (more…)

Chapel Hill: Solidarity Attack on Fraternity

FratBoys06Prison Books Blog editor’s note: This post was found on War on Society Blog and re-posted here as a news story.

Re-posted From War on Society Blog

“On the night of January 13, we smashed out the front windows of the Chi Psi frat house, 321 Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC. We did this for anyone who has ever been afraid to walk the streets of this town because of harassment for their body, gender, or sexuality. This fraternity was chosen at random. All fraternities are sites of conscious self-organization for patriarchal power and the homophobia that supports it. They exist to convert this power into real capital.

Solidarity with all those imprisoned or facing imprisonment for defending themselves against homophobic or transphobic violence.”

Film Fest This Week In Advance of the 2013 Conference “Body as Battleground: Why the Law Continues to Fail Women,”

If anyone has a free evening this week, the Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity is hosting a film festival at the Law School exploring realities faced by women in the United States.

This November, in advance of the 2013 conference “Body as Battleground:  Why the Law Continues to Fail Women,” the Conference on Race, Class, Gender & Ethnicity is partnering with Women in Law, the Domestic Violence Action Project, Child Action, the UNC Center for Media Law & Policy, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Lambda Law Students Association, to present a week long documentary film festival, showcasing award-winning films about contemporary legal issues that implicate women’s rights.  This festival will create opportunities for students, faculty, and community members to think critically about women’s issues as a lead-in to February’s conference.

Dinner will be provided at each screening. (more…)