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As 2014 comes to a close, I decided to take a look back at some of the sexual violence prevention highlights from the past 12 months.  In many ways, it’s been a banner year for prevention.  Here are just a few things that captured our attention this year:

Each year, as the air gets cooler, I count the days until I can blast the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. To maintain the sanity of the entire family, there’s a small embargo until Thanksgiving.

It’s the most stressful time of the year, with the kids all bellowing and everyone yelling “We want it all…” Yes, it can be the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” as the real song states, but it can also be the most stressful as well. The decorations are gorgeous, the music is fabulous, and the treats force us to use that gym membership we’ve ignored all year.

On Friday I participated in the #JaggedJustice call for anti-racist activists in the anti-violence movement. The call was open to both white aspiring allies and people of color. The space was about building solidarity around all of the issues of systemic racism and oppression that affect our work. 

It’s that time of year again. Many of you will celebrate the winter holidays by giving gifts to your loved ones. There’s lots of gift guides out there for feminist gift givers.

Our country is fortunate to be formed together by various communities. A person might consider families, friends, volunteers, neighborhoods, and many other groups to be their community. In fact, I just spent the weekend with a group of people hanging out in the cold catching the first powder of the season. For me, I get to be part of the ski community.

If you are reading this blog, you are most likely a leader in the field of SANE Program Development.  As we move into 2015, I wanted to share some tools from the SANE Sustainability App and encourage you to d