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Aug 11, 2020
On this episode of Resource on the Go, we discuss how this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month drastically changed due to COVID-19 and the broader takeaways we can all continue to apply to our prevention and outreach work. Topics covered: why all our work should be accessible, Black Lives Matter and its connection with sexual violence prevention, the importance of vulnerability in our work, and continuing the momentum of change in outreach strategies going forward.  Listen to Resource on the Go Episode 3: Five Takeaways from the First-Ever Completely Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Aug 10, 2020
Emily May, Executive Director of Hollaback!, taking a meeting at home with her young coworkers. At NSVRC, we are doing our best to serve you as we collectively face this difficult time of uncertainty. As our daily lives are dramatically shifting, it has never been more critical for us to be there for one another as together, we respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we learn more about COVID-19, we are also learning about the ways it impacts our work to support survivors and create safer communities. We will continue to share information and tools to support the critical role
Aug 05, 2020
On this episode of Resource on the Go, NSVRC's Evaluation Coordinator Sally Laskey talks with Dr. Victoria Banyard, Professor and Associate Director at the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, Rutgers School of Social Work, and Robin P. Christopherson, the Executive Director of MCVP Crisis and Prevention Center, to discuss what they have learned in a CDC-funded research project to evaluate Green Dot Community. Listen to Resource on the Go Episode 2: Lessons Learned from Implementing Green Dot Community Episode 2 Transcript Additional Resources:  Green Dot For Communities For
Jul 23, 2020
In the anti-sexual violence field, we talk a lot about community-level prevention. But what does that mean? And what does community-level prevention look like? In the first episode of our new podcast, Resource on the Go, NSVRC's Prevention Director Jennifer Grove and Prevention Specialist Mo Lewis discuss what community-level prevention really means. Hear them grapple with the many uses of the word “community,” learn the litmus test they use to help figure out if something is really community-level prevention, and get more familiar with the ways we discuss this level of the Social
Jul 21, 2020
The tragic death of Private First Class Vanessa Guillén has brought the nation’s attention, once again, to the scope and impact of sexual harassment and assault on the ranks of our military. Just like in communities everywhere — sexual assault, harassment, and abuse in the military is commonplace and underreported. In the military, an emphasis on unit cohesion and the hierarchical structure could deter victims from coming forward. Victims who do report experiencing sexual violence during their military service (often refered to as military sexual trauma) have described being ostracized
Jul 09, 2020
We’re always looking for creative ways to share what we and our partners are working on through platforms like our YouTube channel, online campus, and social media pages. That’s why we’ve launched our new podcast, Resource on the Go.   Podcasts have quickly become the soundtracks to many of our daily lives. Wherever you are and wherever you’re going, Resource on the Go will help keep you up-to-date with the latest tools and information for those working to respond to and prevent sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.   Each episode, we’ll share insights on responding to and preventing
Jul 07, 2020
Coming off of the heels of the virtual American Library Association’s 2020 annual conference, I find myself reflecting on the resiliency of libraries as a whole. In a time of turbulence and uncertainty, it was encouraging for me to learn what other libraries and librarians are doing within their states and communities. The virtual platform was certainly not as warm and inviting as attending in person, but I walked away feeling a sense of pride in this profession.  That pride continues as I am eager to let everyone know that the NSVRC/PCAR Libraries are open and continuing to thrive. As
Jun 30, 2020
Chrystul Kizer is a Black 19-year-old survivor of childhood sexual abuse and assault who was released on bond last week after having been jailed for two years awaiting trial for killing the person who trafficked her for commercial sexual exploitation. Chrystul is a sex trafficking survivor whose self-defense and survival was criminalized. Chrystul is not alone in facing the criminalization of survival. Black women and girls who experience sexual and domestic violence and other forms of abuse are at greater risk for incarceration due to racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression. At a
Jun 26, 2020
We know that ending institutionalized and systemic racism is vital to ending sexual violence. The mainstream movement to end sexual violence has historically been tied to working in systems, including the criminal justice system. We know that a lot of people in our movement and beyond are thinking, reading, and taking action to end the racist violence of those systems, including Black women and other advocates who have been doing this work for years and even decades. We also know that advocates may be encountering or taking this work seriously for the first time. Our team has been sharing
Jun 15, 2020
Below are reports, studies, articles, and other resources that highlight the intersectionality between LGBTQ issues and racial justice.  LGBTQ Youth of Color 2019 Black and African American LGBTQ youth report — Human Rights Campaign This resource draws on data from the 2018 HRC LGBTQ Youth Report to highlight the experiences of respondents who identified part or all of their ethnoracial identity as either Black or African American. LGBTQ Elders of Color Health Equity and LGBT Elders of Color: Recommendations for Policy and Practice — Services and Advocacy for GLBT