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Sep 20, 2022
The first American school to teach American Sign Language (ASL) was the Hartford-based Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons in 1817 (renamed the American School for the Deaf). While the focus on educating persons with disabilities was groundbreaking at the time, it is clear from the institution’s name alone that there was an implicit, audist prejudice in its perception and approach to its students. Audism, the preferential treatment and bias towards hearing people over Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (HoH) people, has informed how the hearing population has
Sep 19, 2022
In the library world, we believe in the right to read and the freedom for anyone to choose what they want to read, regardless of the content. In recognition of these beliefs, the NSVRC/PCAR Libraries stand together with other libraries all over the country to support Banned Books Week. This year’s time of recognition runs from September 18-24 2022, with the continued theme from last year of, “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom offers a variety of ways you can get involved to support your local library and ideas to help
Aug 18, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Harrisburg, PA — The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) are pleased to honor Kim Alaburda with the 2022 Gail-Burns Smith Award. Alaburda, who is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (NMCSAP), will receive the award during the 2022 National Sexual Assault Conference® held online on August 17.  Presented jointly by ATSA and NSVRC, the award is named in honor of Gail Burns-Smith,  one of the first advocates to recognize and speak publicly
Jun 24, 2022
We are continuing to explore lessons learned by participants from our effective data visualization training series we conducted with Dr. Stephanie Evergreen. I interviewed a few training participants to hear about how their data storytelling has shifted and the larger impacts they’ve experienced. I had the opportunity to connect with Erin Chambers, Visual Communications Designer from the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MOCADSV) to learn how data storytelling is evolving for state coalition staff.   NSVRC: What brought you to the data visualization workshops?
Jun 24, 2022
When the pandemic hit and we weren’t able to meet in person like we usually do with our Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) partners, we realized we needed a new plan.  Part of the new plan included a fantastic partnership with Dr. Stephanie Evergreen to conduct a series of virtual trainings on effective data visualization. These trainings have forever changed the way we tell our prevention stories. To help us share some of the key lessons we learned, I gathered stories from a few training participants to share how their data storytelling has shifted and the larger impacts they’ve
Jun 16, 2022
June 19, 1865 is a day that is held in high regards for this country, but more importantly for Black people who have come before, those in today’s society, and those who will come in the future. NSVRC/PCAR are proud to recognize Juneteenth with the knowledge that racism and anti-Black racism is a root cause of sexual violence. I encourage everyone to check out the blog PCAR/NSVRC are proud to honor Juneteenth to learn more. Although Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, for the Black community, it represents something far more important. I wanted to share some fabulous resources we
Jun 14, 2022
PCAR/NSVRC are proud to honor Juneteenth. Juneteenth recognizes the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. The day officially became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021. Racism, specifically anti-Black racism, is a root cause of sexual violence. Harmful beliefs that view other groups as lesser — like sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, and racism —feed into the inequity and abuse that underscore all forms of sexual violence. In order to prevent sexual violence, we must acknowledge and take steps to undo the systemic ways anti
Jun 13, 2022
Spanish (Español) Niños saludables con el apoyo familiaren español Guia de recursos para salir del closet Aprendiendo el Vocabulario de identidades transgénero ¿Y Ahora Que?  Acogiendo Su Familiar Transgénero HRC Recursos en Español Servicio de Información Legal en Español The Source LGBTQ en Español Glosario de términos LGBT para equipos de atención a la salud Guías de conversación LGBTQ Recursos para la Prevención del Suicidio y el Bienestar de la Comunidad LGBTQ+ Apoyo a jóvenes LGBTQ+: una guía para padres y madres de crianza Cuidados culturalmente competentes a pacientes mayores
Jun 13, 2022
This resource hub is designed to guide individual communities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella in accessing help, information, research, or support. Please note that we are not affiliated with, nor do we endorse, any of the below recommendations.  Find LGBT Community Center in the CenterLink Directory  See our list of non-English PRIDE Resources   Deaf and Hard of Hearing:             Organizations to Know:  Gallaudet’s LGBTQA Resource Center RIT/NTID’s Q Center Deaf and Hard of Hearing – The DC Center for
Jun 02, 2022
I recently had the immense privilege of speaking to five Black movement leaders about their experiences of anti-Blackness in the movement to end gender based violence and steps we can take to create a movement that is inclusive of Black workers and survivors.  For organizations striving to serve as allies and accomplices to Black communities, these five podcasts are a tool to better understand how they can fulfill their commitments and create a movement that addresses gender-based violence against all people while following the lead of the most marginalized among us.  These