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 many admitting to— engaging in harmful sexual behaviors, many of us have had to grapple with reconciling the person we thought we knew with the behaviors they have chosen to engage in. While this is a normal reaction, it is no less difficult to deal with.
The Advocacy Center strives to provide support to our community during times like these. We invite all those in need of space to share, process, or gain support from others to join us on Tuesday, December 5th from 5:30-7 pm at the Quaker Meeting House;120 3rd Street in Ithaca. This conversation will be informal with support from Advocacy Center staff skilled in working with survivors and educating our community on the issue of sexual violence. We ask all who attend to come in the spirit of kindness, respect and understanding of the complexity of these issues, and a willingness to support one another without judgement. This initial conversation will not be an action planning or formal education session.
For information and resources about sexual violence or available educational programs, email the education department at firstname.lastname@example.org; or to talk with someone immediately about advocacy services contact the 24 hour hotline at 607-277-5000.
For more information please contact:
Education Director; Advocacy Center of Tompkins County
607-277-3203 ext. 322