In Support of Survivors of Sexual Assault and Violence

The Department of Feminist Studies supports survivors of sexual assault and violence. The current undermining of the traumatic experiences shared by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Julie Swetnik and Deborah Ramirez and support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is damaging to all women and serves to support patriarchal politics. The news is raising memories and deeply felt responses by all of us who are affected by hostile environments that distrust women. We stand in solidarity and encourage students to contact our UCSB CARE office for confidential advocacy and ways to get involved on our campus.

The mission of the Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) program is to anticipate and respond to the needs of students impacted by stalking, dating/domestic violence and sexual assault by providing confidential advocacy and support. CARE also works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to educate the campus community about the vital role that each of us has in ending interpersonal violence at UCSB.
The UCSB Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) program believes that all students deserve to learn in an environment free from violence. CARE envisions a campus where all students, faculty and staff members treat one another with respect and consideration, integrity, where free, open and respectful exchange of ideas can take place and where contributions to and participation in the community are free from violence.