Resources for Social Justice Activism and Advocacy, including Campus Orgs

UW-L Violence Prevention Services: Ingrid Peterson, 608-785-5126,, 306 Wimberly Hall

Videos, UW-L Student Orgs, Local Activism and Advocacy, Meta-Sites (sites with big lists of websites on lots of issues), Leadership TrainingFeminist and Identity Groups, Violence and Sexual Assault, Challenging the Media, Poverty and Workplace, Peace, Boycotts, Funding Sources       Send Deb your suggestions:  Email Deb Hoskins

Previous "Deb's Pick of the Month" feminist, activist videos from the Internet:

Student Orgs at UW-L: 

WS Logo  WSSA (Women's Studies Student Association):  see their Facebook site here.   Email inquiries to

Students for Choice logo  

Students for Choice (S4C):  see their Facebook site here.

ALANA (Asian Latina African Native American women):  Check them out here.  Email inquiries to

Other Student Orgs:  click here for additional possibilities!  UW-L has MANY great student orgs!

Local Activism and Advocacy

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW):  our local branch is very active!  Check them out here:
  • The League of Women Voters is also very active locally!  Check them out here:
  • 7 Rivers Region LGBT Resource Center.  See for more information.
  • GALAXY (LaX's LGBT youth org).  See for more information.
  • New Horizons (battered Women's shelter in La Crosse).  Volunteering here requires training.  See your instructor or call (608) 791-2600.Salvation Army.  Serves meals, among other things. 223 8th St N.  Call (608) 782-6126 to volunteer.
  • Our Savior's Lutheran Church.  Serves meals, runs a clothes closet for women (started by one of our minors!).  612 Division St.  (608) 782-3468.  See for more info.
  • Place of Grace Catholic Worker's House, 919 Hood St.  (608) 782-6224.  Serves meals, kids' activities.
  • WAFER Food Pantry, 782.6003.  Sort, weigh food, stock shelves, wait on customers.  Sometimes building maintenance.

Meta-Sources (Lists of Websites):

Leadership Training:

Through its Future Leader Award Program, Mount Mary College Women’s Leadership Institute is offering students an incredible opportunity to meet outstanding leaders, listen to inspiring speakers, and learn public leadership skills through an innovative curriculum.  June 4 - 10, 2008 at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  For cost, application deadline and registration process, please visit: or to learn more about the program, view a video at  If you have questions, send an email to

Women/Feminists and Other Group Identities:

Violence and Sexual Assault:

Challenging the Media:

Poverty and Workplace Issues:


  • NonViolent Peaceforce  A non-violent, direct-action think-tank service for an inclusive, conflict resolving, community building, sustainable development.


  • Baby Milk Action: International issue, baby formulas used with unsafe water supplies.
  • Co-op America Boycotts: Boycott Action News from Co-op America maintains a nice list of many current progressive boycotts. Includes alerts and contact information for taking action.  Just so's you know, Co-op America is not itself a co-operative.
  • The Boycott News, individually produced by a 5th grade teacher in California, includes pro and con arguments.

Funding Sources: