California Janitorial workers embark on a hunger strike to demand an end rape on the night shift

Janitoiral workers and their families at hunger strike

On Monday a group of 14 survivors of sexual abuse began a 5-day hunger strike on the lawn of our state Capitol. They have put their lives and health on the line in order to demand Governor Brown’s signage of AB1978 into law. These women, my sheros, are the janitorial workers who clean our offices [...]

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 [...]

CALCASA Attends CA Child Welfare Council’s CSEC Action Team Meeting

Last week, CALCASA staff Adrienne Spires and Jeannette Page attended the California Child Welfare Council's quarterly meeting in Sacramento. Established by law in 2006, the CWC's purpose is to improve and streamline the components of the child welfare system throughout the state and, ultimately, create better outcomes for youth. The CWC consists of representatives from [...]

Walking to School: Schools and Social Change

The definition of civil rights within our schools is in the news again and there is another "Dear Colleague Letter." This time schools are the site of the debate around gender identity. It is clear that schools must play a role in representing opportunity for all and shifting the cultural landscapes that continue to oppress, control [...]

Filing Taxes – well, that was easy!

This week I worked with my tax preparer to file taxes and, while I do not think there is anyone that looks forward to tax season, I was surprised with how simple it was to make my voluntary contribution to the "California Victims Services Fund" on the CA State Tax Return form. You can simply [...]

#TBT Resource You May Have Missed: House Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault

Do you find it challenging to keep up with the latest news, research, and tools related to sexual assault? The national spotlight on sexual assault has led to increasingly rapid developments in the field, some of which have implications for how we serve survivors. Unfortunately, advocates are rarely afforded the luxury of time to read [...]

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