Background: Force: Upsetting Rape Culture
is an art and activist effort to upset the culture of rape and promote a counter culture of consent. Force’s activism has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, BBC and Cosmo to name a few. Working with Force is a great opportunity for a student to get real experience in a small organization that has a large media reach and impact. The intern would be working directly with Force to promote Force’s current project, The Monument Quilt.
The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. The Monument Quilt is a platform to not only tell our stories but work together to change how communities respond to rape. The quilt is creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.
Each individual square is made of red fabric with hand-written testimonials created by survivors, secondary survivors, and allies. Almost 300 quilts were displayed in 13 US cities in August 2014 (read more CNN and MSNBC) and we will continue to display the quilt via quilt-making workshops, in public displays across the country, until a final, historic display in Washington DC. Blanketing the National Mall, 6,000 fabric squares will ultimately be stitched together to spell “Not Alone.” To find out more about The Monument Quilt visit themonumentquilt.org.
The PR intern would be responsible for
– writing press releases
– writing blog posts
– creating content for social media
– researching relevant journalists and media outlets
– developing media strategies to promote public events and upcoming quilt displays
Time commitment: Minimum of 10 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment, with 6 months desirable.
Compensation: This is an unpaid position. There is opportunity for school credit. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.