Sharing Your Resources

The web is saturated with so much content. Sharing links and short descriptions about your resources and events can be enough, but we live in a visual world. One way you can make your content stand out or be more memorable is by creating images that support your content. You can use tools that you [...]

#BoldMoves for Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-Care and Collective Healing

Every April, I enthusiastically participate in events and activities to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For sexual violence advocates and preventionists, April provides us with the space to bring awareness to issues like the 10th International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 3-7) and National Crime Victims’ Rights [...]

“If Street Harassment Didn’t Exist…”: Our Collective Vision and Reflections

During the 10th International Anti-Street Harassment Week organized by Stop Street Harassment last week, I published my blog highlighting the critical role of community care and accountability to tackle street harassment during COVID-19. As someone who has been in this anti-gender violence movement for a while, I was excited to continue this conversation and critical [...]

We Are Still Here: Serving Incarcerated Survivors During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made accessing rape crisis support services extremely difficult— especially for survivors behind bars. During this virtual gathering, recorded on April 2, JDI and CALCASA staff answer questions and provide support to advocates working to ensure incarcerated survivors continue to receive services vital to their healing. We offer the recording of this [...]

Amidst COVID-19, CA Rape Crisis Centers Still Support Survivors

Sacramento, CA - As Californians adapt to an ongoing state of emergency, and health officials across the globe mitigate the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and all rape crisis centers in California continue to support survivors of sexual violence.  We are making adjustments to ensure the safety of both survivors [...]

Weinstein is just one case, we have work to do

Earlier today, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on two counts of felony sex crimes and rape and sentenced to twenty three years in prison. With further indictments coming down the line, including from Los Angeles, we should expect further media coverage of this case. Yet, this is just one man. This case demonstrates the need [...]