Author: Carol Bilson

The importance of relational skills in boys and male youth

The importance of relational skills in boys and male youth

 In 2013 through my role as director of the University of Victoria Undergraduate Student Society sexual assault centre, The anti-violence project I was given the unique opportunity to work with young male students who had caused sexualized or gender-based violence on our campus. It was working with those young men that I became profoundly aware…

Carol Bilson and Vikki Reynolds on Solidarity Talks

Carol Bilson and Vikki Reynolds on Solidarity Talks

Carol Bilson talks with Vikki Reynolds about transformative justice, abolitionist feminism, hope and the responsibility to stay helpful. In this frank conversation you will see two activists and scholars discuss the realities of working across difference, and community accountability. Find out more about Vikki Reynolds. Solidarity Talks

Ignite Change, sexual violence prevention month at SASC

Ignite Change, sexual violence prevention month at SASC

This May is Sexual Violence Prevention Month. Let’s act now to create a world free from gender-based violence and oppression! Get our poster (PDF). Pledge to take these three calls to action to ignite change in our community: Action 1: Support Survivors. Make a donation – it will be doubled! An anonymous donor is matching up…

Carol Bilson on anti-racism and working in allyship

Carol Bilson on anti-racism and working in allyship

Hear what Carol Bilson, Asiyah Robinson (she/her), and Jamison Schulz-Franco (he/him) have to say about anti-racism, working in allyship, the failure of good intentions, and how to engage in anti-racist action in your communities. This video was supported by: Victoria Foundation Anti-Racism Network Resilience BC Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre…

Cultivating Healthy Relationships in Boys and Male Youth

Cultivating Healthy Relationships in Boys and Male Youth

Cultivating Healthy Relationships in Boys and Male Youth is a program created to address gender-based violence. This program is designed to explore and strengthen relational skills in boys and male-identifying youth within their communities, amongst their peers, and most importantly, within themselves. Positive social shifts related to consent and accountability require stronger interpersonal skills. Relational…

Upcoming webinar – Learning and Unlearning Sustainability: Ending Violence Against Women

Upcoming webinar – Learning and Unlearning Sustainability: Ending Violence Against Women

I am excited to be giving a webinar on bystander intervention and addressing gender based violence on campus. I was asked to do this webinar by the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union and it’s free for students. Wednesday November 255:00 to 6:00pm Eastern Join the UTMSU in welcoming Carol Bilson at our upcoming Learning…