California says NO MORE to Sexual Violence


March 4-10, 2018 is NO MORE Week (#NoMore) and an opportunity for everyone- including organizations, companies, leaders, champions, and communities- to show our commitment to ending sexual and domestic violence and to prioritize prevention.

This year No More week coincides with International Women’s Day and CALCASA will be joining the rally hosted by Women’s March Sacramento and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus at the California State Capitol West Steps from 10-11 AM. We invite everyone to join us at the Capitol and to attend events in their communities.

NO MORE week comes at a time when national attention has given a platform for survivors to speak out, and a prime opportunity for our communities to stand up. The impact of sexual violence in California is not only detrimental to our friends, families, and communities it also comes with an economic cost. Sexual Violence costs California $140 Billion and CALCASA says NO MORE. No more to rape, no more to harassment and no more to all forms of sexual and domestic violence. We stand in our commitment to end sexual violence and see the value of investing in prevention. Investing in prevention means stopping violence from happening in the first place. Prevention means education for our communities, providing training, and championing awareness campaigns that lead to culture change.

We look forward to joining our community on March 8, we urge everyone to take action, take the pledge to: Know more, stand with survivors, and speak up. Know more about the impact of sexual violence in California, and speak up in your community, have conversations with your legislative representatives and with leaders in the movement about stopping rape, harassment and all forms of sexual and domestic violence.

Lorena Campos

Communications Associate Lorena Campos is a Chicana and Stockton, CA native. She began her work with CALCASA as an intern in the spring of 2015. Since then Lorena has graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science, and Minor in Ethnic Studies. Many of her experiences and efforts include: creating inclusive and outreach programming as an Inclusion Coordinator with the University of the Pacific Multicultural Center, facilitating workshops and trainings as a Student to Student Healthy Relationships Peer Educator with the University of the Pacific Women’s Resource Center, and Providing Safe Zone Trainings as an Ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. After working at the University post-graduation, she is excited to return to social justice and advocacy work as the Communications Associate for CALCASA.

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