Teaming Up: Power of Sport and Public Health

This week, CALCASA attended the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia to share how sport is an important part of the solution to end sexual violence. In a session on Monday entitled “Sport as a platform to advance a culture of prevention,” Director of Prevention David Lee discussed the power of sport [...]

Unifying Community & Systems Series: Faith-Based Communities and Prison Systems

Rural areas by definition are low in population and in services for survivors of sexual violence. This webinar will feature a community expert, Shayla Ashmore, Child Therapist at Lassen Family Services and member of the faith pilot program in Susanville, California. Guided by her experience and insights from working in a rural community, Shayla Ashmore [...]

Bold Moves. Equity Now. 2020 National Sexual Assault Conference Theme Announced

"Bold Moves. Equity Now" was announced today as the theme of the 2020 National Sexual Assault Conference.  NSAC will take place in Anaheim, CA on September 2-4, 2020. The Call for Proposals to submit a proposed workshop is open until December 23, 2019.  Conference registration will open in April 2020. The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) [...]

YA BASTA: Governor Newsom Signs AB 547

VICTORY! ¡VICTORIA PARA LAS PROMOTORAS! This weekend, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the CALCASA-sponsored Assembly Bill 547, authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D - San Diego).  AB 547 will finally enable janitorial workers who are survivors of rape on the night shift to conduct their own sexual violence prevention trainings.  This worker-centered, survivor-centered law is [...]

Federal Court Blocked Implementation of Department of Homeland Security Public Charge Rule

On September 10, 2019 CALCASA joined an amicus brief supporting one of a growing number of lawsuits aimed at blocking implementation of the administration’s harmful public charge rule. UPDATE A federal court has blocked implementation of DHS’s public charge regulation preventing it from taking effect on October 15. This rule would have made it much more challenging for [...]

You Throw Like a Girl

Cover of book You Throw LIke a Girl: The Blind Side of Masculnity with pciture of authro Don MsPherson, African AMerican man with beared wearing blue shirt and darker blue sweater

“How do we raise boys to be whole men without degrading our daughters in the process?” asks Don McPherson in his newly released book You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity.  This former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback proceeds to explore how to do speaking not only as a [...]

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