It Stops Here Week 2019

It Stops Here week is being held from the 25th February to the 1st March and this year’s theme allyship, meaning we want to encourage students to step up, call things out, be allies and to look out for one another. We want to do this by raising awareness about what it means to be an ally and educating students on how they can help build a supportive and inclusive community.

Through this week, we will be holding events to raise awareness about the issues our peers face and how we can be in a better position to support them. We also hope to encourage more students to participate in our active bystander and consent matters training to again help contribute to a more supportive and safe community.

 

cheerupluv Exhibition and Artist Talk with Eliza Hatch

Monday 25th February
Exhibition: 10am – 9pm
Artist talk: 6.30 – 7.30pm
The Studio, KCLSU, Bush House Ground Floor, South East Wing, 300 The Strand

Bush House Sessions and It Stops Here collaborates with artist Eliza Hatch and It Stops Here to bring you the important and relevant exhibition, Cheer Up Luv. Visit Cheer Up Luv any time between 10am-9pm and reserve your free ticket for a talk by the artist, Eliza Hatch, at 6.30pm!

Cheer Up Luv is a photojournalism series, created by Eliza Hatch, dedicated to combating the normalisation of sexual harassment. Photographs are taken on location where the harassment took place, which gives women the ability to reclaim those spaces. The aim of the project has been to empower women who don’t have a public voice, and to create a community where women can find solidarity, whilst raising awareness for sexual harassment. Eliza has photographed women in London, New York, Tokyo, and has recently partnered with the United Nations Population Fund on a campaign which took her to Sri Lanka to retell women’s stories of harassment on public transport.

The project quickly flourished through social media, striking a chord in its method to address a complex issue in a creative way, while creating a much needed platform for women to speak out. The internationally recognised photo project has been featured in publications such as i-D, Dazed, ELLE and Its Nice That, to name a few, and has collaborated with numerous organisations such as Apple, The BBC, and TEDx while branching into workshops, distinguished lectures, films and exhibitions.

 

Meet our Ambassadors! 

12pm – 2pm, Tuesday 26th February
Outside Franklin Wilkins Library

Our It Stops Here Ambassadors will be out and about, talking to you about the campaign, training and all our events. Stop by, say hi, grab some treats and maybe enter our competition!

 

Active Bystander Training 

12pm – 1pm, Wednesday 27th February
KCLSU Activity Room F, Bush House

You might not know what an active bystander is, but you know what we’re talking about: the guys who think “it’s none of my business”, or those that tell you“he doesn’t mean anything by it”. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? Active bystanders are people who choose to speak up and say or do something and challenge behaviour when they see it – our one hour workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to make a difference!

 

Strike a Pose Film Screening

6.30pm- 8.30pm, Thursday 28th February
K0.16, King’s Building, Strand Campus

In 1990, seven young male dancers joined Madonna on her most controversial Blond Ambition Tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare they showed the world how to express yourself. 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour in the documentary Strike a Pose. The film is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.