Dollar General attacks Tribal Jurisdiction

Any day now the Supreme Court is going to make a decision in Mississippi Band of Choctaws vs Dollar General Corp. In 2003, a 13-year-old boy participated in a youth-opportunity job program. Through the program, the teenager was paid by his tribe, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, to work at a Dollar General store […]

FORCE is hiring!

JOB DESCRIPTION Chief Operations Officer The Monument Quilt A Strong Candidate must: Have experience managing volunteers and/or staff. Have experience writing grants. Work well independently, be self-driven. Have experience working on the issues of sexual and domestic violence. Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of The Monument Quilt and Force: Upsetting […]

Survivor Town Hall

Wednesday April 6, 6-8pm @ University of Baltimore Business Ctr Auditorium Survivors of sexual and domestic violence, what do you need… from the community? from service organizations? from Baltimore City? to heal? to seek justice? to prevent more sexual and domestic violence? In a city with higher than average rates of domestic violence and sexual […]

Not Alone Baltimore

Not Alone Baltimore is a month long awareness campaign building communities of support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence through a series of events accompanied by message of support for survivors on bus ads and billboards throughout the city. Not Alone Baltimore will conclude with the largest display of the Monument Quilt to date on April […]

Tell Maryland Law Makers to Support Affirmative Consent

Maryland Lawmakers are considering legislation that would require all colleges and universities to use affirmative consent as their standard for defining sexual assault.  House Bill 1142 defines affirmative consent as a clear, unambiguous, knowing, informed, and voluntary agreement between all participants. Lack of protest, lack of resistance, or silence does not indicate consent. The bill […]

Native Advocates Gain Momentum in Fight Against Dollar General

Native Advocates Gain Momentum in Fight Against Dollar General ​WASHINGTON DC. On Monday, December 7th, while the Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in Dollar General vs Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, over 300 gathered outside in support of tribal jurisdiction and safety for Native women and Native youth. After being sued in tribal court […]

Monument Quilt seeks Development Contractor

The Monument Quilt (led by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture) seeks a development contractor. Background: The Monument Quilt is an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, our stories are displayed in city and town centers to create and demand public space to heal. The quilt […]

Call to Action! Stop Dollar General! Protect Native People!

Despite the fact that its store supervisor sexually assaulted a 13-year-old tribal member assigned to Dollar General under a tribal youth opportunity program, Dollar General is now fighting the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ right to protect its own citizens on tribal lands. Shockingly, Dollar General’s attack on tribal sovereignty has made it all the […]