This summer, the WRC will be hosting a variety of Book Clubs. Each book should be read before the meeting, and each club will only meet once. There are a limited amount of free copies for the participants. You must register for the book club in order to receive a copy of the book. Copies are first come first served. All book club meetings will take place at the WRC. Register today at https://go.illinois.edu/SummerBookClub
Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World
Meeting: Tuesday, July 18 at 10am
Harvey Weinstein. Brett Kavanaugh. Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump. The most infamous abusers in modern American history are being outed as women speak up to publicly expose behavior that was previously only whispered about -- and it's both making an impact, and sparking a backlash. From the leading, agenda-setting feminist editors of Yes Means Yes, Believe Me brings readers into the evolving landscape of the movement against sexual violence, and outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress.
In Believe Me, contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn't just believe women, but acted as though they matter? If we take women's experiences of online harassment seriously, it will transform the internet. If we listen to and center survivors, we could revolutionize our systems of justice. If we believe Black women when they talk about pain, we will save countless lives.
This book club will serve as part of the WRC’s sexual violence advocacy and support programming and will provide students with an opportunity to engage in media literacy surrounding supporting survivors of sexual violence and representation of the #MeToo movement in the media.