Okay, I admit it.  I’ve attempted to avoid anything and everything having to do with the Jerry Sandusky trial.   Every time I hear anything about it, I feel an overwhelming sense of sadness.

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In the down time since April, we keep-up the conversation about sex, sexuality and preventing violence. But, it doesn’t quite look like this: three days, hundreds of professionals, hours upon hours of talking sex, sex, sex.

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Friday June 15 (that’s tomorrow!!) marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Acknowledging that both feminist activism and sexual violence cross all boundaries, I asked a member of our lifespan project team to provide some insight on aging in the anti-violence movement. See the full response below:

 

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Something exciting is happening this week, and I'd like to pass the proverbial "mic" to an NSVRC colleague whose passion for WEAAD is contagious! Oh, but first - let me fill you in, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day or WEAAD is an awesome campaign that proudly declares: My World...Your World...Our World – Free of Elder Abuse.

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This is a post script to our Letters to an Engaged Bystander Blog and a guest blog by Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC Director of Special Projects. To check out   Joan Tabachnick's continued work follow her on twitter @engagebystander.

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And this feminist is a girl who speaks her mind. I’m loving some of the campaign posters (Special Sneak Peek!

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A few weeks ago I attended a keynote address by Dr. Gail Stern from Catharsis Productions. She focused her engaging presentation on identifying victim-blaming as a part of rape culture and disrupting it with humor.

“Humor,” you say? Yep, that’s what I say.

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How can stories help us in our mission to end sexual violence? 

According to Andy Goodman, nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant in the field of public interest communications, storytelling remains the single most powerful communication tool you possess.

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