Low Tire Pressure: Dresses and Skirts are the Leading Cause of Sexual Assaults

Low Tire Pressure and Sexual Assault Awareness: 

Weird headline, right? Hear me out on this one…

Last week an indicator light lit up in my car to inform me that my car’s tire pressure was low. My first two thoughts, my car is a nag and I really dislike putting air in my tires. So I ignored it.

The other day I had a friend in my car and I explained why the light is still on and why it will stay on until I get my car serviced. It’s not because I prefer to be waited on like a princess (although that would be OK). It’s not because I don’t know how to check the air in my tires or put air in them, I know how – and I don’t mind doing it. What I don’t like is being vulnerable, for that long, at a gas station, by myself, as a female.

My dad used to give me grief for not spending more time at the gas station, tending to the delicate needs of my ride; checking the water, oil, filters, and tires. One day I told him that when he becomes a 20-something year old, female, alone at a gas station… then he can give me grief. Until that moment, he hadn’t realized sexual harassment was real to me or that my fear was real. He doesn’t know that I walk to my car and home with a key in-between the knuckles of my hand. He doesn’t know, because he’s a “him” and not a “her.”

Discussing unwanted crude cat-calls, threats, or stranger gropings isn’t a regular topic around the family dinner table. And disclosures might lead to the suggestion of wearing a potato-sack when leaving the  house… because everyone knows that dresses and skirts are the leading cause of assaults.

In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime and nearly 1 in 2 women have experienced other forms of sexual violence at some point in their lives. Many Victims do not Disclose Sexual Violence. Statistics underestimate the problem because many victims do not tell the police, family, or friends about the violence. http://www.cdc.gov/features/sexualviolence/

This is why I’m against putting air in my tires (by myself) and why I’m a huge fan of WEAVE Inc.’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes annual event, held during April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Even if you don’t feel up to the challenge of literally walking a mile in high-heels, take a moment to acknowledge that the fear of SA is a part of my life, and probably a part of the lives of the women around you, learn about the issues, be an advocate for the women in your life and please support great organizations like WEAVE Inc.

WEAVE is committed to breaking the cycle of violence by educating the community to better understand the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, and spearheads campaigns, events, and activities for Sacramento County for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. These awareness month campaigns include activities like Jeans for Justice Day and Women Take Back the Night. Learn more: http://www.weaveinc.org/prevention-education

Side-note: I’m so happy that Kershaw, Cutter, & Ratinoff is participating in #WAM2014 on Sunday, April 27.

Check out Eric Ratinoff’s 2011 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes video below, and learn about the event: http://weaveinc.donorpages.com/WalkaMile2014/EricRatinoff/

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#Network4Cause Sacramento Series at Mayahuel – Perk, Sol Collective Sweatshirt!

Last night was Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause befitting Sol Collective in Sacramento! Although I wasn’t feeling very well the event turned out great. It was a wonderful night of food, cocktails, networking, and fundraising for Sol Collective.

Sol Collective is a community based partnership whose unique mission is to use art, education, and technology as a didactic medium to create mobilization and community empowerment. Sol Collective a 3,200 square foot community space located in Sacramento hosting art exhibitions, multimedia workshops,apprentice/mentorship programs, and community forums. In addition, the space is available for local organizations that provide service and advocacy within the fields of social justice and youth development. Learn more: solcollective.org

I even got this great Sol Collective sweatshirt – perfect for a casual Friday at the office.

*Pictured with my iPhone. Last night I was taking pictures at the event and couldn’t figure out why people were laughing at me… I get it now 😉 

Pictures from #Network4Cause Sacramento January Mixer benefiting Sol Collective

Eric’s next #Network4Cause event will be on February 6, 2014 befitting California Food Literacy Center — a great friend and supporter of the Chicas Latinas de Sacramento! They provide the healthy and fun menus for our Sacramento Crisis Nursery volunteer and donation visits.

Register here: #Network4Cause Sacramento Event Benefiting @CalFoodLiteracy #FoodLiteracy

You’re Invited Sacramento: Chicas Latinas Brunch, Almuerzo Cultural!

Sacramento, you’re invited: Sept. 8, Almuerzo Cultural! ~ Una Celebración de la Comunidad at Mayahuel‬ in Downtown Sacramento.

Celebrating las Chicas Latinas de Sacramento‪ nonprofit filing and our community! Join us for a beautiful Mexican Brunch ‪ ‎fundraiser, featuring cultural entertainment throughout the day.

★ Posole ★ Chilaquiles ★ Pollo con Molle ★… yea, we’ll have that and more!!! 

♫♪ Entertainment, performances, silent auction, family friendly event ♫♪ 

$20 Adult, $15 5-12, prices go up soon, don’t miss out!

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/436967
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/168694769981617/

Chicas Latinas Brunch Fundraiser

Sunday Sept. 8th, Brunch Fundraiser @ Mayahuel on K & 12th, 11am – 4pm. Currently seeking entertainers / raffle donations!

LIMITED Tickets now available: http://chicaslatinasdesacramento.org/almuerzo-cultural-tickets/

Get yours today before the price goes up (or we run out)!!! Great family friendly event, delicious comida, and all for a good cause. I’m watching the “children ticket” sales. If we get enough, I will have a kids table with cultural games and arts and craft… that’s kind of my favorite. 

View our mission and summary here: Who ARE las Chicas Latinas de Sacramento?

And finally… PLEASE SHARE!!! ♡

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 41st Annual Business Awards Gala!

Huge THANK YOU to the fine folks at The Sacramento Bee, who invited a couple of Chicas Latinas to join their table at the  Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce‘s 41st Annual Business Awards Gala! 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Board Chair, Linda Cortez, and I attended this wonderful event on Friday. Lot’s of new and familiar friendly faces from the Sacramento Hispanic community – I loved every second!  

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Pictured: Linda Cortez, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento / Chris Macias, The Sacramento Bee / Mike Del Campo, Del Campo Dance Studio / Nicole Lazo, Sacramento Salsa Instructor / Taro Arai, Mikuni Japanese Restaurant / Cristina Mendonsa, News 10

Celebrity Dancers included:
Cristina Mendonsa, News10
Taro Arai, Mikuni’s
Sharon Gerber, Six Degreez, Inc.
Allen Warren, City Councilmember District 2
Sean O’Brien, Merrill Lynch/Metro Edge

“Latin Dancing with the Stars” winners: Taro Arai & Nicole Lazo!!!

 

 

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SacTweetUp January 2013 – Sacramento Is Social IRL via Twitter at LowBrau!

Dear Sacramento Twitter users, if you haven’t been to a SacTweetUp, you’re missing out! 

If you’re not using Twitter… you’re REALLY missing out. P.S. I’ve been known to train professionals and businesses in the art of Tweeting 😉 

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“RT @sactweetup: @angelarunsamuck Glad you’ll be there! See you tonight! #SacTweetup” – With bells & whistles my friend!

— Angelaaaaa! ™ (@AngelaRunsAmuck) January 31, 2013

What is Sacramento Tweet Up? It’s Sacramento’s largest social media community, connecting once a month offline. Follow the hashtag here: #sactweetup (Basically, meet the people you’ve been tweeting, IRL!) 

January 2013: SacTweetup is excited to be hosting the first Tweetup of 2013 at Sacramento’s newest hangout, LowBrau Bierhall

Here’s what you missed! 

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Pictured: @LowBrau916@sactweetup@ATERO_Marketing@tdtorr from @CrockerArt,

 @MsChick74@exploresacto,  @KyleCassano@dmillerphoto 

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Angela’s Sacramento Amuck-Running (and Noe Cruz) Update

First, I’m proud to announce that the Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will be providing monthly meals and volunteering at the North Sacramento Crisis Nursery! We’ve partnered with California Food Literacy Center, who will be providing us with healthy, affordable, and kid-friendly menus.  

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Now for my Amuck-Running… in order of attendance: 

#SacTweetUp – always a good time! Although I did my “Angela thing” and hid in the corner. 

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The Chicas Latinas volunteered at the Dream.Develop.Do‘s 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala… it was a magical night indeed! 

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The Salsa Fundraiser for my friend Noe Cruz was a success, thank you to everyone who helped spread the word, attended, and/or donated! Your help was truly appreciated. 

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This last weekend we held a Car Wash Fundraiser at Horizon in Roseville (861 Galleria Blvd), we’ll be out there again in a couple of weeks – so you might as well save the address in your Google Maps now! 

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I attended “Constellation,” a 2nd Saturday event a few of my good friends put on. It was very well done! Music, dance, art… and food. Kudos to you all, it was a great production! 

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Coming up: 

  • This week I will be announcing those individuals I’ve designated to serve on my Board of Directors. 
  • The Chicas Latinas are planning and building their Dia de los Muertos community altar – more info to come (next meeting is 9/13). 
  • The Chicas Latinas will be volunteering at SAEHC’s Annual Fundrasier, Fairytale Town After Hours
  • We are far from our fundraising goal for Noe Cruz. He is in Mexico and is showing signs of recovery… but we do need to bring him home and a medical flight is the only way this can happen. More fundraisers to come (including the car wash in a few weeks!) and if you can, please give, every little bit helps bring us closer ❤ http://www.giveforward.com/noesfight

SBA Workshop Series: Use Social Media to Promote Your Greatest Brand… YOU

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Women’s Lunch & Learn

Come join us at SBA’s (The U.S. Small Business Administration) workshop series: Use Social Media to Promote Your Greatest Brand…YOU!

Correction: Sept. 20 (not 23rd). 

Angela Rosas, PR & Social Media Consultant will teach you about the major Social Media platforms and how you can efficiently take control of your online presence in order to brand and market yourself as a professional in your field.

My specs: 

@AngelaRunsAmuck / about.me/AngelaRosas / www.facebook.com/ProAngelaRosas /

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