Upcoming Events:

Roxane Gay BSU Event Slide What is a bad feminist? Roxane Gay, daughter of Haitian immigrants, proud Midwesterner, and Scrabble-playing Hunger-Games fanatic, demonstrates humor, anger, love, and wisdom as she addresses just how empowering it can be to redefine what it means to be a feminist in our complicated world.

This event is free and open to the public. For accommodations please contact the Boise State University Gender Equity Center at (208) 426-4259.

Roxane’s visit is co-sponsored by the Cultural and Ethnic Diversity Board, English Department, Gender Studies Department, Honors College, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, Office of the Dean of Students, and the Sociology Department.

Past Events:

Red Website Slide for Compassionate Communities Collective Liberation

Compassionate Communities: Towards Collective Liberation (Nov. 3rd & 4th 2015)

Plenary videos and other materials coming soon. Check back later.


Compassionate Communities – October 28th, 2014

cc_speakers_headerCompassionate Communities was dedicated to seeking to challenge and reshape our core beliefs about today’s families’ reality. And at the same time offer bold new ways to think about families in the entirety of their experience – from violence to poverty to immigration, and more. Those who were able to join us, were challenged to imagine new ways to prevent violence and to respond to families impacted by violence. We believe that, together, we can create the conditions where all families thrive.

Change Agent Speakers:

Miriam Yeung, MPA

Chris Blodgett, PhD –

Resources from Dr. Blodgett:



Adriann Barboa –

Embracing the Entirety of Families Lived Experiences Panel Discussion – 



Still have questions regarding the October 28, 2014 Compassionate Communities convening? Please call the Idaho Coalition at 208-384-0419, ext. 308 or toll-free at 1-888-293-6118.

OVW STEP Program Institute on Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence & Stalking, and the Use of Technology in Secondary Schools

June 24, 2014 – June 26, 2014

Compassionate Communities – October 15th, 2013

The convening was dedicated to cultivating interconnected communities to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, Compassionate Communities Logomen and boys. Engaging and connecting with marginalized and oppressed communities is essential to widening the circle of compassion. In order to create compassionate communities, we think of the person or child who is valued the least, suffers the most, and comes in last, and we put that person, and others like them, at the center of our work. Compassionate Communities draws wisdom from science and diverse social justice movements, and cultivates compassion to create a future without violence.

Change Agent Plenaries PowerPoint’s

Anu Bhagwati PowerPoint

Dacher Keltner PowerPoint

Sujata Warrier PowerPoint

Wendy Olsen PowerPoint

Banner Session Handout

Banner Blast Handouts – Large Print

Banner Blast Handouts


Still have questions regarding the October 15, 2013 Compassionate Communities convening? Please call the Idaho Coalition at 208-384-0419, ext. 308 or toll-free at 1-888-293-6118.