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, […]

Transgender Awareness Week

November 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

For many, November marks the time of the year to be thankful for everyone and everything we hold near and dear to us. In the trans*gender community and its allies, the end of November signifies more than that. This November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that memorializes those who have been killed because […]

Enter to Win a Night on the Town!

November 14th, 2013 (No Comments)

Enter to win… A Night on the Town – Drinks at The Crunkleton – Dinner for Two at Lantern – A night at The Carolina Inn Use all 3 certificates for one awesome night, or use them separately to make the fun last. You could even give someone you love an awesome holiday gift! How […]

LSC Maria Morales Levy Receives Community Pride Award

November 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

The Center is proud to share that Latino Services Coordinator Maria Morales Levy was presented with the Community Pride Award from Univision North Carolina on October 30, 2013. Maria was bestowed this honor for her dedication to improving the well-being of the North Carolina Hispanic community. The award, given annually to a select few individuals, […]

Happy Consensual Halloween!

October 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

Carved pumpkins line walkways, candy corn is everywhere, and fake cobwebs are hanging from my neighbor’s porch: it’s almost Halloween. We’ve already posted about the difficulty of finding a women’s costume that isn’t restricted to a “Sexy [Noun].” Hopefully you’ve settled on a costume that makes you feel great, whether that means channeling Diana Ross […]

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