How powerful is the media in creating social norms?
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 Respect Together 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.
Yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of R&B singer R. Kelly is a hard-won and symbolic victory for countless Black women and girls who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Our thoughts are with the survivors and their families, with the hope that this conviction can be a step towards healing.
How we talk about sexual assault and abuse impacts how people understand it, and that is especially true of media coverage about sexual violence.
In the fifth episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, NSVRC’s Laura Palumbo talks with Tonjie Reese, a Detroit native, preventionist, storyteller, and creative, about why media literacy is so important and how to shift our approaches to prevention during this pandemic.
The following mobile applications (apps) provide information and resources about various types of victimization. Access it Here
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In the second episode of our Sex Ed series, we discuss the connection between porn literacy and preventing sexual and dating violence.