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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Becky Baines, Community Engagement Specialist Domestic violence thrives in silence. To be able to support victims and survivors, and to prevent domestic violence in the future, we all need to normalize it by talking openly about it. Having an informed conversation about domestic violence requires understanding what it is—that it’s much more than physical…

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A Youth Theater Consent Guide

A booklet highlighting consent-based best practices for youth theater participants Written by: Daniel Lipson, Advocacy Center Youth Intern through the Stephen E. Garner Summers of Service program of the United Way of Tompkins County I have been involved in youth theater since I was seven years old. Some environments have been wonderful, with great care taken regarding the…

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The Beauty of Queerness

Written By: Naiara Bezerra-Gastesi, Campus Educator To all my fellow LGBTQ+ and questioning folks… HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! For all of those who are straight and cisgender (a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex) welcome to this blog post.  According to the CDC, queer folks experience disproportionate amounts of…

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