Sensei

February 5th, 2014 (No Comments)

Ora DeKornfeld created Sensei, a short documentary about Brenda Mayfield, a Durham woman who became a martial arts teacher, or sensei, after being raped. We asked Ora to share with us her video and how it came to be. Watch the documentary and read more about Ora and Brenda below. (*Trigger warning) Sensei from ora on […]

Feminist Friday

January 31st, 2014 (No Comments)

One part of advocacy work is being conscious of current events and developments. From taking a stand against pop culture icons spouting problematic lyrics to advocating for healthy relationships, there are many ways to be activists and cultural critics in our movement. Take a few minutes to catch up, get inspired, and maybe share a […]

Partners in Prevention

January 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

The Center is an official “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse (CSA). The designation was awarded for our commitment to protecting children by training 100% of our staff on how to prevent, recognize the signs, and react responsibly to CSA. The “Partner in Prevention” designation was created as a […]

Downton Abbey’s Epic Fail, and What We Can Learn From It

January 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

** Spoiler alert/Trigger warning: If you’re a Downton Abbey fan who has not yet seen the most recent episode, which aired this past Sunday, January 12, in the US, spoilers are ahead in this blog post. Also, there is no explicit trigger warning for sexual violence on the episode, but there should be. If you’re […]

The Power of Social Connection

January 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

Over the past year, the Center and NCCASA (North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault) have collaborated to develop The Power of Social Connection: Developing and coordinating sustainable support group programs for survivors of sexual violence, a support group manual and training program that will help rape crisis centers and other human service organizations learn how […]

Safe Passage of Safe Harbor

January 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

No one can deny that the most recent North Carolina Legislative Session was, to say the least, controversial.  But amid all the controversy came the passage of SB 683, otherwise known as the Safe Harbor Act. We first brought you news of this legislation back in April.  At the time, it was in the form […]

Hollaback! 919

January 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

Hollaback! Durham & Chapel Hill organizers are excited to announce the launch of our new local chapter. Hollaback! is an international organization dedicated to ending street harassment and harassment in public spaces. Organizers from the teen-led Youth Against Rape Culture (YARC) activist collective have a lot to say about how street harassment affects the lives […]

Thank You for a Record-Setting Auction!

December 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

Our 26th Annual Holiday Auction was another huge success, thanks to you! Thank you for all your support for the Auction: attending the event, donating items, bidding on items, entering our drawing, and more. We are so excited about the records you set this year! The Auction had over 320 community members in attendance and […]

It’s Giving Tuesday!

December 3rd, 2013 (No Comments)

Now that we’re past Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, it’s time for… Giving Tuesday! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help us create #GivingTuesday. A new day for giving back.  On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will […]

One Line: Consent

November 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)

Despite what Robin Thicke has to say, we know that there’s only one line: consent. Consent is the voluntary, informed, mutual, honest, and verbal agreement exchanged amongst individuals. The only way to know if another individual has given consent is if they explicitly say so. Consent cannot be given if coercion, manipulation, threats, intimidation, pressure, […]

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