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In the last few weeks the Ithaca College community has engaged in difficult conversations around issues of sexual abuse, professional boundaries, intersectionality and accountability after allegations of President Collado’s sexual misconduct toward a former patient surfaced. This conversation has centered around President Collado and the impact of these allegations on her position at Ithaca College…
Advocacy Center to Host Community Conversation in Response to #MeToo and Recent Sexual Harassment Disclosures
Ithaca, NY- It is nearly impossible to look at the news or social media over the past few months and not be inundated by women sharing their stories of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault by well known men in our society or personal lives. With everyone from actors, musicians, businessmen, and politicians being accused of—and…
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…
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. This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/theadvocacycenter.org/events?hceid=ZXZlbnRzQHRoZWFkdm9jYWN5Y2VudGVyLm9yZw.230emb67hcclsomucfsc6kk0oo&hs=121
Join us for a screening of the documentary Yeah Maybe, No which follows Blake, a young gay man who is coming to terms with a history of multiple sexual assaults. After campus activists bring attention to consent at Reed College, Blake realizes that his early sexual encounters were more than just bad learning experiences. While processing this new identity, Blake finds gaps in the legal system and difficulties in getting peer support that leave him feeling left out of the conversation.
Presented in conjunction with IC's LGBTQ Resource Center and Title IX office.
Join us for a program created by one of our very own interns, in conjunction with the IC Title IX office. This event will be open to the entire IC community.
Come walk some laps inside our campus buildings to help the College reach its goal in our first time participating in the One Love Yards for Yeardley event. Tompkins Cortland has set a goal of 500,000 yards, or 650 laps around our indoor educational path. There is no fundraising or preregistration required - everyone is welcome to get involved!
Yeardley Love died at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, just three weeks before their graduation from the University of Virginia in May 2010. Later that year, One Love was formed in her memory to work to ensure everyone understands the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship.
Started in December 2014 by three young women on the Boston College and University of Virginia lacrosse teams, Yards for Yeardley has become a community awareness and activation event through which individuals across the country have rallied to honor Yeardley and support One Love’s mission to end relationship abuse by educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships.
The Tompkins Cortland walk will start in front of the President's Office (room 221). The walking path will travel around the main building and into the athletics facility before returning to the hallway in front of the President's Office. Along the walk, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about healthy relationships and some of the resources available on campus in our community.
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.