During our Lights Out Happy Hour we will be continuing our Annual Celebration of April 20th. This means lots of great cheap eats and drinks while you party your collective butt off! Last year was a huge success raising lots of money for American’s for Safe Access. We are back this year with awesome music from a lot of the same groups, icluding Mouse Pocket, T.U.G.G., Undead Mariners (Hyphon and Efftupp of Another Exoneration with a backing band) Wild Acusations, a band from the mind that brought you Fishhooks, and Good Morning America featurting Copeous and Charlie Watson. This year some funds will be raised for two awesome campus organizations: Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and Men United Against Sexual Assault (MUASA). SSDP describes it’s organization as: an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society.
SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.
Read more here http://ssdp.org/
MUASA describes themselves as: We are an organization of men and women on the campus of the University of Wisconsin — La Crosse that deal specifically with educating others and ourselves about the root causes and social norms surrounding sexual assault.
We understand that sexual assault is not just a women’s issue but is a men’s issue as well. We realize that everyone contributes to the culture in which we live; and therefore, everyone has the ability to change the rape culture which is prevalent in our society today.
Sexual assault is an issue we all must deal with due to the psychological and physical effects on the individual and our society as a whole. It is through the communication and collaborative work with all groups that we will begin to make a difference.
The vision of Men United Against Sexual Assault is primarily invested in the concept that it is necessary to empower men to understand that ending sexual violence is an issue is paramount in their pursuit to end all forms of violence primarily sexual assault.
We therefore call ourselves Men United Against Sexual Assault, not to exclude women from the goals of our organization or from our membership, but to empower men to realize how important their role is in ending violence against women.
Come out, support some great causes and cut loose!