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by Kristi Taylor, Education Director It has been just over eleven years since Tarana Burke created #MeToo and one year since #MeToo became a household hashtag and national movement. Millions of women and men have used the hashtag to share their experiences with sexual violence -many for the first time- and a great number of…
Welcome to the first edition of our quarterly electronic newsletter. Our agency’s values and mission are rooted in supporting and empowering survivor voices. This newsletter will highlight our programs and services, introduce you to our staff, and feature survivor stories. In this issue: Challenge and Opportunities: #MeToo in Tompkins County Program Highlight: Barstander Staff Spotlight: Naomi…
Challenge and Opportunities: #MeToo in Tompkins County This year has continued to be a time of growth, challenges, and careful listening to the needs of our community and the survivors we serve at the Advocacy Center. In the past year you could hardly open your inbox or listen to the news without hearing stories of…
Program Highlight: Barstander, a bystander program for alcohol-serving spaces Barstander is a three-hour training for staff who work in alcohol-serving spaces who are committed to increasing patron safety. Developed by our very own Adult Community Educator, Naomi Barry, the program focuses on sexual assault prevention through bystander intervention. Though most sexual assaults do not take…
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.