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2017 is the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)! Launched nationwide in October 1987, DVAM has connected and united individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues and helped to raise awareness for those issues. Over the last three decades, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to…
As part of this year’s theme “Healing Through Storytelling,” below is the account of a Collective member sharing why she Takes Back The Night. If you’d like to answer Susanna’s call to listen and speak out, please join us on April 28th. If you’d like to share your story and be featured in a blog…
My name is Katie. I’m this year’s Take Back The Night Intern. I decided that I needed to be an activist when I first read Sojourner Truth’s Ain’t I A Woman speech in 11th grade history. Also what happened when I was in high school: SlutWalks came to the US, politicians debate on “legitimate rape,”…
Take Back the Night 2017: “Healing Through Storytelling” This year’s Take Back The Night theme is Healing Through Storytelling. We chose this theme after a couple weeks of discussion on what we really wanted to focus on and what TBTN meant to us. Through the Collective meetings, we agreed that it was important for us…
In our continued celebration of offering Domestic Violence Services in Tompkins County, the Advocacy Center in conjunction with The History Center will be presenting a screening of Our Story, a brief documentary highlighting the dedication and powerful local women that came together to address an issue that was expected to be kept in the shadows. Entrance is free and light refreshments will be provided.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and a time for our community to learn more, become engaged in prevention, to honor victims and support survivors. The Advocacy Center recognizes this month and encourages our community to attend in our campaigns and events.
Take Back the Night is an event that brings together our community including the local campuses, youth and organizations to march, rally and speak out against sexual and domestic violence. The Advocacy Center organizes a collective of individuals that help shape and coordinate all aspects of the event. To learn more about joining the collective or attending the event, visit: ithacatbtn.weebly.com
Join us for our 17th Annual Kids Are Our Business (KAOB) event to raise money for our youth services programs! This event includes a wonderful breakfast, great speakers, a chance to mingle with 265 other amazing people and of course our highly anticipated raffle! This event sells out quick so keep watch for information as it gets closer. For information about tickets, donating an item to the raffle or becoming an event sponsor email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Know more to help more
A first step in creating a safer community where survivors can get help is to learn more about abuse. We all have a role in ending domestic and sexual violence.