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Julia 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.
Lauren 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.
35 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.
A Sitka man is facing fifteen felony counts on sex-related crimes.
Sitkans 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.
The 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.
Elena 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.
Last 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.
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.