Tag Archives: Sitkans Against Family Violence

Sitka rallies for respect

IMG_4782 (1)High school students and community members rallied at a local “Choose Respect” march through downtown Sitka on Thursday (3-24-16). The goal of this march, and others held across the state, was to bring awareness to Alaska’s high rates of sexual assault and domestic violence.

High school students promote respect

b3810b_d1840b68841043b19fc4d3d73feae804Julia Smith with Sitkans Against Family Violence and high school students from the Youth Leadership Committee discuss the group's latest campaign to promote respect. Downloadable audio.

Boys get ready to run with SAFV program

b3810b_bc089aa4873547168635d0beeec175a1Lauren Havens, school program coordinator for Sitkans Against Family Violence, coach Wes Holloway and three young runners talk about Keet Gooshi Heen's "Boys Run" program. Downloadable audio.

UAS Attends College Fair and Co-Hosts Clothesline Project

12109200_996119610410667_5312112438355232017_n35 colleges and universities are setting up booths at Sitka's annual College Fair (Tuesday, October 13th at Sitka High School), including the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus.  UAS, Sitka is also co-hosting, with Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), the Clothesline Project.   Downloadable audio.

Sitka man facing felony charges for sex-related crimes

A Sitka man is facing fifteen felony counts on sex-related crimes.

Community training has a domestic violence focus

SAFVtrainingSitkans Against Family Violence will begin their free community training this Saturday, August 22. According to SAFV's Martina Kurzer, this year's training will include sessions on trauma and self-care, how domestic violence affects children, and legal advocacy. The annual training is open to Sitkans who want to become an ally for all those who suffer secretly from interpersonal violence. Downloadable audio.

Film about campus sexual assault to screen at UAS tonight

o-THE-HUNTING-GROUND-facebookThe 2015 full-feature documentary, "The Hunting Ground," is an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses. Martina Kurzer of Sitkans Against Family Violence and Chris Washko, the Director of Student Success at University of Alaska Southeast, talk about the film and paradigm shift in how universities handle sexual assault in the future. Downloadable audio.

Can-do girls prepare for this Saturday’s fun run

girls-on-the-run-01Elena Gustafson of Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) was joined by four members of the Girls on the Run program to talk about this Saturday's (05-02-15) "One in a Million Fun Run." The run marks the end of a three month program designed to empower 3rd through 5th grade with self-esteem building through running. Downloadable audio.

Sitkans protest cuts to education and public radio

Jennifer Robinson, of the Sitka Chamber of Commerce and School Board, testified before the Senate Finance Committee along with School Board President Lon Garrison. (Photo courtesy of Gavel to Gavel)During budget testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, residents urged legislators to roll back proposed cuts to K-12 education, the Alaska Marine Highway System, domestic violence prevention, and public broadcasting.

Senators propose cuts to domestic violence prevention

09-IMG_5619Last week (Thursday, 3-26-15), a Senate subcommittee proposed zeroing out all funding for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs across the state. Among the organizations that would be affected is Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) Sitka’s women’s shelter, which also leads prevention programs for teens and kids.