Open Letter to ASU re: Rape Culture

Fast forward to 2018. ASU still has no rape crisis center, no rape hotline, abusers are still not held accountable whether students or faculty, and women who report sexual assault are still shamed, not believed, and often leave the campus with their dreams shattered. So where have we come in thirty years?  And more important, why has ASU not made more progress in dealing with violence toward women?

Rape at ASU

Jasmine Lester, giving presentation in downtown gallery Five15Arts@Chartreuse, art work by Joan Thompson Thank you, Jasmine Lester for your informative presentation at our June meeting about sexual assault at ASU. We are horrified at the number of assaults that have...

Our next monthly chapter meeting: July 22

Michelle Dorsey is our guest speaker this month. Come hear about the goals and outcomes of the recent 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and the many struggles faced by international women. Learn about what you can do...

Stand Against Racism: recap

The Central Phoenix Inez Casiano NOW participated in the YWCA national Stand Against Racism on Saturday, May 19 with a facilitated discussion at Changing Hands, Phoenix. The 15 participants ranged from their 20s to their 70s in age, one-third were men, and nearly half were people of color.

Our next monthly chapter meeting: June 24

Our guest speaker will be Jasmine Lester (pictured above), from Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault.  Jasmine Lester is an ASU alum who has been involved in anti-rape activism at ASU for the past 8 years. She founded Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault, and...

Juneteenth, June 16, 2018

Sat, June 16 from 4 – 9 PM Eastlake Park Community Center 1549 East Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85034 Bring your entire family for a fun and educational day! The JUNETEENTH festival is free and open to the entire community. The event will feature a vendor...

Thank you, Kelly Fryer

Kelly Fryer, former CEO of  the YWCA in Tucson, is a late comer to the governor’s race, but she’s full of energy, vision and has a strategy that includes all of Arizona, not just the cities or Maricopa County. She used to run Arizona List and she, like so many other women, were called to run in this election cycle because of the mess we find ourselves in today

ERA in the House

by Dianne Post When I entered the gallery to the House of Representatives at 1 p.m. April 10, the floor was still largely empty and I noticed six purple and white ERA sashes hanging on the backs of chairs. The House started about 1:15 as usual with many...

Equal Pay Day April 10, 2018

by Dianne Post Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Equal Pay Day on April 10 in a press conference at City Hall organized by Charlotte Shurtz of the Central Phoenix Inez Casiano NOW. While acknowledging that Phoenix has some celebrating to do with a pay ratio of...