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by Johnna Margalotti, Advocacy Center Intern April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a campaign that educates communities across the nation on sexual violence and how to prevent it. This past Friday, April 12th, we recognized the Day of Silence and asked ourselves the question: What voices are we not hearing in our conversations about…
Welcome to the third edition of our quarterly electronic newsletter. Our agency’s values and mission are rooted in supporting and empowering survivor voices. This edition shines a spotlight on our amazing Youth Educator, Lyn Staack, highlights the 40th anniversary of Take Back the Night, and provides an update on the continued work of our new-this-year teen activism group,…
Annual Celebration 2019 Join the Advocacy Center for our 2019 Annual Celebration on Wednesday, March 27th from 5:30-7:00 pm. We will reflect on the important work completed over the past year and celebrate and honor the strength of survivors in our community. Attendees will learn more about the current work of the agency and meet…
Meeting our Youth Educator, Lyn Staack! What is your position at the agency? I am a Senior Educator in the Advocacy Center’s Education Department. My focus is middle and high school youth and a majority of my time is spent presenting in middle and high school level health classes throughout Tompkins County. How have you…
Ithaca's 40th annual Take Back the Night will be held on Friday April 26th. This march, rally, and speak-out calls for an end to intimate partner and sexual violence in our community and world. Take Back the Night amplifies the message that you are not alone, we believe you, it is not your fault, you and your story matter, and there is space and resources for you in our community. This year's theme is "Light Out of Darkness." Everyone who wants to see an end to all forms of domestic and sexual violence -- survivors, allies, campus groups, local organizations, advocates, and community members -- are invited to join us! Marches - There will be 3 marches this year, all convening together at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons in downtown Ithaca for the Rally. Marchers are encouraged to make signs, bring banners, and/or wear clothes that highlight groups and organizations standing in solidarity with survivors or with messages of protest again domestic and sexual violence. Marches will leave from: *Ithaca College - Textor Ball at 6:15pm *Cornell University - Ho Plaza at 6:30pm *Downtown Ithaca - GIAC 310 W. Court St at 6:45pm Rally & Candlelight Vigil, 7-9pm - The Rally will begin once the marches arrive and will feature community speakers and musical, dance, and spoken word performances. At the heart of the rally are speak-outs when survivors and allies share about their experiences and the impacts of domestic and sexual violence in whatever way feels most healing. http://ithacatbtn.weebly.com/
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