“Social Justice League: Bringing Justice to the System”

Remember as a kid the gratification felt when your favorite super (s)hero character saved the day? The idealistic sense of responsibility when good overcame evil; when no task was too large and no one left behind. When justice always prevailed?

The theme behind TAASA’s 2013 SAAPM’s toolkit represents the child-like wonder of the super (s)heroes amongst us as we work to “bring justice to the system”. The “Social Justice League” concept symbolizes the extraordinary power of ordinary people in collectively confronting the issue of sexual assault. This year’s SAAPM toolkit seeks to utilize the shared onus, will and power of the people. “Bringing … Full Article

Heroic feats of a survivor

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence issued a press release mourning the loss of Jenni Rivera. Jenni represented the struggle and triumph of a domestic violence survivor turned activist. She fought on behalf of domestic violence, sexual assault survivors as well as immigrant and LGBT rights. Below please find the press release highlighting the extraordinary feats of a true survivor.
National Center Against Domestic Violence
Press Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Rita Smith, Executive Director
303-839-1852, x105


NCADV joins the family, friends and fans in mourning the loss of domestic … Full Article

"I'm tired of the silence"

TAASA’s Cultural Awareness Certification webinar series kicked off today with the topic of “Male Survivors of Sexual Assault”.  The webinar, despite two-way communication limitations, sparked lively discussions regarding the misunderstandings of sexual assault in general and the role of gender socialization and homophobia in promoting the myths around male victimization.  The group came to the conclusion that reaching and effectively serving male victims is only half the work.  The other half entails a societal norm piece in changing attitudes and behaviors.  At the conclusion of the webinar I received an email titled “I’m tired of the silence”.  The email included a video project of “The Respect Program” from the Office of Health Promotion at Emory University.

The divine timing … Full Article

Viva La Graphix:Web Design for Non Profits

Happy Friday Advocates! Here is a great interview with Eve Simon, the creative director of Beaconfire. Beaconfire’s mission states: We help nonprofits that serve good causes accomplish great things on the Internet. We design and build Web sites and craft online campaigns that make people care – and act.

I thought this would be a perfect video interview for you all to see before the weekend. Think about ways you can implement her suggestions locally in your agency. Enjoy!

Web Design for Non Profits
By Eve Simon