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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
May 03, 2022
A recent Mother Jones article discussed what many have known to be true for a long time: that racism - Anti-Blackness, specifically - exists and persists in our movement to end sexual violence. The article, How the Mainstream Movement Against Gender-Based Violence Fails Black Workers and Survivors, written by Madison Pauly, captures the lived experiences of several Black colleagues. We thank them for sharing their experiences and truths. We uplift and support what they have said. We also acknowledge that there are many more voices and stories of racism in the movement. We see ourselves in
Apr 30, 2022
The past two decades have witnessed a surge in the creation of online travel communities. With that, new worries and concerns about safety have arisen- specifically for women, trans folks, LGBTQIA+, Black, Muslim and other marginalized and historically oppressed communities. Before sites like AirBnb allowed hosts to rent out their home to travelers, the most popular travel community was Couchsurfing- a platform in which local hosts allowed travelers a bed or couch to host them during their stay. Although the community was designed to push back against the expensive hotel industry and
Apr 22, 2022
The teal is out, the events have been planned, and the 2022 SAAM campaign is in full swing. With the theme of Building Safe Online Spaces Together, I wanted to highlight some fantastic resources that are held within the NSVRC/PCAR Library collection. My hope is that folks can potentially use these and our many other resources to enhance the campaigns that centers and organizations have worked tirelessly to execute. Mitzi and the Big Bad Nosy Wolf: A Digital Citizenship Story by Teresa Bateman introduces us to a furry stranger named Rolf. Rolf asks Mitzi questions about her name, where she
Apr 21, 2022
April is the month we highlight our annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign; however it is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM). The issues of sexual violence and child abuse, have many connections. Both are part of overarching experiences of harm that contribute to the continued reproduction of trauma and oppression in society and across generations. Child Abuse Prevention Month has been commemorated every April since 1979, and is a time of recognition for the current issues affecting the safety, happiness, and wellness of children across the world. It is also a
Apr 19, 2022
Since our founding, 9to5 has been organizing women against workplace sexual harassment, gendered perceptions of work responsibilities, and unequal career opportunities. In nearly fifty years many things have changed for women in the workplace, but we continue to face ongoing and persistent sexual harassment that has a lifelong ripple effect on our ability to thrive economically. More than two years into the pandemic, we’ve seen scary new workplace sexual harassment trends that threaten both remote and frontline workers. As telecommuting grows in popularity, we have also seen harassers become
Apr 19, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Honorees include advocates, leaders, survivors, lawmakers, and more HARRISBURG, PA – The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) announced today 29 recipients of its 2022 Visionary Voice Awards. These honorees represent a wide range of disciplines from across the country and were selected for their outstanding work toward preventing sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse.   This year’s recipients include Connecticut State Representative Liz Linehan, who used her position to increase the prevention of child sexual abuse; Maine Transgender
Apr 11, 2022
Creating online communities and virtual media which are inclusive, safe, and respectful is vital to creating more promising, trauma-informed futures. NSVRC invited Brendane Tynes, the co-creator of the Zora’s Daughters podcast, to discuss how they’ve curated a respectful and inclusive online space. Zora’s Daughters is a society and culture podcast that uses Black feminist anthropology to think about race, politics, and popular culture. The two hosts, Brendane Tynes and Alyssa James, source the legacy of Zora Neale Hurston and other Black women active in knowledge and culture production, hence
Apr 11, 2022
I did my PhD field research in Nairobi, Kenya, over the period of about nine months over 2019 and 2020. I was doing a qualitative study of strategies for wellbeing among Congolese refugees in the city and met some of the most incredible people I’ve ever known. Unfortunately, my time was also peppered with experiences of sexual harassment, particularly at the hands of two of my male informants. These men were both leaders in their respective communities and acted as ‘gatekeepers,’ controlling the level of access I had to large numbers of participants. Both men leveraged their social status and