Recap: White House “It’s on Us” Summit

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the White House Office of the Vice President’s “It’s on Us” Summit. Attended by a constellation of anti-sexual violence allies, from survivors, to elected officials, social media celebrities, and athletics officials, this event was a celebration of the progress that we have made as a movement, since [...]

Overview: Know Your IX Campus OrganizatingToolkit

Know Your IX (KYIX) recently released a new Campus Organizing Toolkit. Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led organization that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. As a recent graduate, I could easily see this package with a student leader lens and appreciate how rich the resource [...]

What it would look like “If Frats Were Feminist”

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month and we still have a week left. With as much attention garnered from cases of sexual assault, attention to prevention efforts is equally as important. MTV’s Laci Green has been successful in her feminist campaign with "Braless" a video series covering issues that range from male privilege to [...]

Netflix Releases “Audrie & Daisy”

Today, Netflix will release a new documentary titled Audrie & Daisy  that is already making it’s debut across the country including at the Sundance Film Festival, and in special premieres for high school students. Nothing will feed my social justice soul more than the spark of conversation that I hope and anticipate this release will [...]

Today, We’ll Change Tomorrow

  Yesterday, PreventConnect and CALCASA staff had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women. The first-ever White House sponsored summit on gender equality was framed around five pillars including violence against women, health and wellness, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and innovation, and educational opportunity, leadership and civic engagement. The day [...]

This is how we shift cultural norms to end rape culture.

All of us are reading the headlines in the news and seeing messages on social media with the recent rape conviction and 6 month jail term for former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, the subsequent release of the powerful words in the survivor's letter to the court about the sentencing, and the letter from Turner's [...]

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