Cupcakes & Cocktails: Meet the Judges!

April 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

As Cupcakes & Cocktails rapidly approaches, we are excited to announce the panel of judges for this year’s cupcake contest. With a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, we can’t wait to hear their feedback as they sample the scrumptious sweets available this Sunday! Sera Cuni grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut, with a family of self-taught […]

SAAM Online Activism: Use Your Hashtag for Good

April 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

This year, you can spread awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month without ever having to leave your keyboard. Ever since the word “hashtag” made its way into Merriam-Webster dictionary, it seems we can no longer ignore the power behind the little symbol, once known as the “pound sign.” Online activism is trending now and what better […]

The Problem with Victim-Blaming

April 4th, 2015 (No Comments)

While growing up in a rape culture, women are constantly told to follow the “rules” to ensure their safety. This list dictates what women should wear (nothing too short), what they consume (no drinks you didn’t prepare yourself), and even how they commute (never alone, never at night, and never in a “bad part of town”). […]

A Most Delicious Affair: Cupcakes & Cocktails

March 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

As the last guests trickled out the doors and into the night, staff and volunteers looked around the room with awe. We had just pulled off our very first Cupcakes & Cocktails fundraiser! Equal parts exhausted and sugar-facilitated enthused, we began to clean up and discuss the highlights of the event. For some, it was the […]

One Billion Rising for Valentine’s Day

February 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

One in three women worldwide will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. Around seven billion people live on this planet, so that’s about one billion women and girls. One Billion Rising is a justice campaign that doesn’t just spread the word – it takes the word around the world. On February 14, 2014, 200 […]

AmazonSmile

January 21st, 2015 (No Comments)

Support the Orange County Rape Crisis Center by using AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way to support your nonprofit organization. You only have to register once. After that, simply start at smile.amazon.com, then shop as usual. That’s it! Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price to the Center. It even works with Amazon Prime. And while […]

Stalking in Popular Culture

January 12th, 2015 (No Comments)

In honor of Stalking Awareness Month, I’d like to explore how stalking and other forms of sexual harassment are depicted and discussed through the media we consume. Countless media portrayals regularly misrepresent stalking and other forms of violence, leading to victim-blaming, minimization, and disbelief from society at large. These misrepresentations can often wildly skew our […]

Remembering Walter Cason

December 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

 In memory of our dear friend Walter Walter Cason was the most humble person you would ever have the chance to meet. He loved his family, adored his grandchildren, and was a voracious reader. Never would you know that our friend Walter was a theologian, missionary, source of inspiration for Desmond Tutu, and technology guru. […]

We Need Everyone to Help Stop Sexual Violence

December 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

Sexual violence is a community issue that can be prevented! Bystander intervention is one way that all community members can use their problem solving skills and creativity to positively impact the lives of their friends, neighbors, and loved ones. What is a bystander? A bystander is a person who is present during a potentially risky […]

#GiveLocal for #GivingTuesday

December 2nd, 2014 (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 2, 2014, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come […]

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