Saturday, November 12, 2011
Kimberia Sherva wrote an open letter to the young men involved.
Kimberia Sherva is the Fridley resident who was an organizer of SlutWalk Minneapolis, a march against sexual violence and in support of the victims of sexual violence. As a survivor of rape/molestation she felt the need to reach out to the young men involved in the Penn State fiasco. The following is from the SlutWalk Minneapolis blog. One word has been changed so as not to offend sensibilities. The original can be found here. I know I’m going to cry as I write this but that’s OK. There have been plenty of reactions to the whole Penn State fiasco. But for me, as a survivor, my first thought wasn’t of the Head Coach or the University President or anyone else. My first thought was of the young gentlemen, the eight boys, who were survivors…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Kimberia Sherva brought the international movement against sexual violence to Minnesota.
Fridley resident Kimberia Sherva brought a new awareness about sexual violence to Minnesota when she organized the state's first SlutWalk earlier this month. And the hundreds who turned out for the Oct. 1 march and rally in Minneapolis gained a voice and new vehicle for organizing: SlutWalk Minneapolis. “While the word ‘slut’ in SlutWalk Minneapolis was a very polarizing word, it raised awareness," Sherva said. “Our message was simple: no one wants to be raped. No one. Our motto wasn’t ‘Don’t get raped’ it was ‘DON’T RAPE.' We encouraged people to think about the rape culture and how it is mostly propagated by men against women, although rape and sexual assault can happen to anyone.” Sherva’s extensive preparations ensured that the …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The event to support victims of sexual violence was organized by a Fridley resident.
Hundreds of women, men and children marched along the central Minneapolis riverfront Saturday for the first local SlutWalk, an event to support victims of sexual violence that was organized by Fridley resident Kimberlia Sherva.
Local rally and march is part of international movement.
See also: 100 photos from the event. October ends with Anoka's parade of costumed marchers. Costumed walkers in the Oct. 1, 2011, SlutWalk in Minneapolis will have a much different message: Rape is Rape and No Means No and that the "rape culture" we live in needs to change. Kimberia Sherva, one of the organizers of the event, is from Fridley and is a survivor. Fridley Patch: You’re from Fridley? Are you originally from here? Kimberia Sherva: I was born in Seoul, Korea. I was adopted and raised in Detroit Lakes and moved to the cities in my early 20’s. Patch: And you’re 25 now? Sherva: People ask that a lot. No, I’m 40. Patch: SlutWalk Minneapolis has been getting a lot of press. How do you feel being thrust into the spotlight? Sherva: …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Kimberia Sherva of Fridley organized the Oct. 1 event.