Flash Mob for Shelter House (NWFL)

One of our sister centers and fellow DELTA sites (DELTA is our main funding stream through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Shelter House, coordinated a flash mob at their local shopping center and theater just in time for the release of the final Twilight film. Needless to say, it was a big hit! Check out their hard work below.

Inspiration Station

I know it’s a bit old (from 2007), but a colleague sent this out on the Prevention listserv. It’s wonderfully uplifting and inspirational. The entire basketball team and school show us what compassion and a culture of love and support can do.

LGBT Pride Month

June 29th, President Obama spoke on LGBT issues at the White House for Pride Month. You can read the transcript here or what the video below.

Training Opportunity

Want to learn more? Check out this training opportunity through CALCASA (California Coalition Against Sexual Assault)!

Cultivating Community Driven Social Change:
Integrating the community voice in
sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts

Who defines community? What are promising strategies to incorporate community voice in existing efforts? How do we justify investment in community engagement? Please join us and our guests to explore the who, what and how of community driven sexual and domestic violence prevention. This webinar will focus on translating best practices around community engagement into practical applications for the field. Learn how to ensure community voices are a valuable addition to your planning, coalition, and program and policy change efforts. Participants will be able to join the discussion by sharing ideas or posing questions to our guests via live phone and text chat.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This ninety-minute (90 min) session will start at 11 AM Pacific Standard Time (2 PM Eastern) on May 10, and will be repeated at 11 AM Pacific Standard Time (2 PM Eastern) on the following day, May 11.

Host: David Lee, PreventConnect, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Presenter: Annie Lyles and Christine Chang, Prevention Institute

Guest Speakers: Aimee Thompson, Executive Director, Close to Home; Lydia Guy Ortiz, LGO Consulting

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives:

  1. Engage in a candid discussion of the challenges and opportunities in a community driven approach.
  2. Provide examples of lessons learned from people and organizations practicing community driven approaches.
  3. Identify opportunities to incorporate population-based efforts, such as organizational practice and policy change within this approach.
  4. Identify potential indicators for measuring the impact and outcomes of efforts.

What is a Web Conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone. Prevent Connect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.

Real-Time Captioning Available:
Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.

Compatibility:
The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Macintosh® computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.

We need more of “The Outrage”

The Outrage is an educational theatre performance piece that addresses the topics of teen dating violence and sexual assault. Eight high school performers present current statistical information and depict realistic dating violence situations. After the performance, the actors answer questions from the audience.

This is wonderful! Teens talking to other teens about some rather challenging topics. One of the most challenging aspects of addressing dating violence is providing accessible information to youth. We know that youth aren’t necessarily coming to supportive adults with questions and concerns about healthy/unhealthy relationships. They go to each other. Performances, such as this one, are wonderful ways of starting conversations and dispelling myths around dating violence.

Film Screening – Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00pm

The good news just keeps coming! The Gainesville Sun ran this article about the film screening event going on for Dating Violence Awarness Month.  However, there is a typo.  The event starts at 7:00pm, not at 7:30pm.

There should be quite a crowd and some great discussion. Come out and support your local activists and check out Wild Iris.  It’s a pretty neat space.

What:  Film Screening – Killing Us Softly 3

Where: Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave.

When: 7:00pm

We hope to see you there!!!