Image of superhero flying: building resilience in youth

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person in hammock on beachHaving blogged about addressing common trauma response symptoms in the past, it’s clear to me that vacations are a pivotal part of anti-violence activism.

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HandshakeNetworking is a little intimidating. It sounds like something that smooth players at for-profit companies do to make a sale. Could it really be something that radical, feminist community organizations have to do too? Yes! It is so important to build those relationships in your community.

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At this point, it’s perhaps safe to say that school is out and the summer has begun for most of us. This brings to mind the thought of long, hot and for some humid days. Kids as well as parents become restless. What better way to occupy time than reading a book? In the case of the NSVRC library, not only would reading be going on, but valuable lessons as well.

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Stairwell with bench-Change happens hereLast week I attended a networking* breakfast for local nonprofits. I met a number of interesting people and people who were interested in learning about the work that I do at NSVRC.

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balance beam figures on a dollarI’ve had many opportunities to discuss the different kinds of flexibilities that feminist organizations in anti-violence movements provide to employees. At my first job at a local program the CEO openly discussed how she brought her baby in to work so that she could nurse her.

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I find myself struggling with the opposite of writer’s block lately. It’s the sort of catch-22 when there’s so much out there to comment on, you don’t quite know where to begin. Media literacy is vital to the activist’s tool box, but in a media driven culture it’s exhausting to keep up with the outrage.

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I am beyond excited to announce that on June 6th, the NSVRC Library achieved a milestone. On this extraordinary day, the library collection reached 30,000! As it stands now, we have surpassed a long awaited goal of reaching and going beyond this fantastic number of unique titles. These are titles that pertain specifically to sexual violence, prevention, and other related topics.

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Feather floating on blue skyBeginning Tuesday June 10 a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is open to the public. “ExCeL London” will pick up the work where last year’s summit left off.

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Pride monthOn Friday the White House released a Presidential Proclamation making June National LGBT Pride Month.

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