NFL Announces Funding for Anti-Violence Programs

September 22nd, 2014 (No Comments)

On Friday, the National Football League (NFL) announced their commitment to multi-year funding to help state and local programs serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding will be shared between the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), who will direct support to state coalitions. […]

How to Support Survivors: The Dos and Don’ts of Receiving a Disclosure

September 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

Back-to-school carries with it a lot of expected stressors — upcoming exams, issues with roommates, cramped schedules. But these aren’t the only pressures college students face. With 1 in 4 college-aged women identifying as survivors of sexual assault, it is not uncommon to have a friend disclose an experience of sexual violence. Receiving a disclosure […]

The Monument Quilt

July 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

The Monument Quilt is a new project from FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, a creative activist collective that uses the intersection of art and action to garner media attention and ultimately dismantle rape culture in society. The project hopes to provide awareness and support for survivors or sexual assault by piecing together tangible stories and experiences […]

Educate Yourself While Educating Others

July 16th, 2014 (No Comments)

I started training as a Community Educator during my first semester of my first year of college. Going into the first meeting, I was pretty nervous — the room was filled with folks that were older than me as well as a couple of fellow college students. But we bonded quickly, and they became some […]

Punk Cuts 2014

July 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

If there is one thing that has remained consistent about me over the years, it’s that I am always concocting some controversial haircut (kindly referred to as my “five-year hair plan”). Last month marked the third year I participated in Punk Cuts to End Rape for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, and I couldn’t […]

Survivor, Not Victim

June 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

If you have never stopped and pondered the importance of language in our society and how it ultimately reflects, shapes, and reinforces cultural perceptions, take a look at Sherryl Kleinman’s “Why Sexist Language Matters.” It is a fairly quick and accessible read that argues the somewhat obvious but not always stated notion that language affects […]

Capstone Team Assesses Education Programs

June 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

As a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) student at UNC-Chapel Hill, I had the great pleasure of being able to work with the Center, a team of my peers, and UNC faculty advisors to evaluate some of the Center’s school-based prevention programs. Instead of a thesis, the MPH program requires students to do year-long Capstone […]

Feminist Friday

May 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

It’s like my main man Joe Biden knew it was my last Feminist Friday and came out with an awesome new website and PSA for the White House’s “1 is 2 Many” campaign, which is all about sexual assault on college campuses. Love you, Joe. Sexual Assault Awareness Month just came to a close, and it’s […]

Lessons from the #EndRapeNC Tweet Up

April 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

If you missed our #EndRapeNC Twitter discussion, here are five points that came up during our discussion! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @OCRCC to stay in the loop for future conversations! 1. People of color face very different circumstances when it comes to reporting and getting services, especially when they are undocumented.

Feminist Friday

April 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

I’m digging this Game of Thrones-themed study playlist – it’s all music from the show! Like the Game of Thrones, finals week often feels like a “win or die” situation. This week’s Game of Thrones was deeply disturbing – the executive producers decided to take a consensual sex scene in the books and make it a […]

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