Legal compliance is nothing if survivors can't trust their institutions.
The way that I did advocacy and activism on my campus was incredibly draining and unsustainable. I want to help other people have the empowering aspects of activism without the trauma and burnout.
The problem with YOU MUST REPORT.
The goal is simple: Empower victims to speak, and encourage the kind of transparency that makes abuse harder to hide or ignore.
by Stephanie Krehbiel
You don’t have to become an expert on landmark federal legislation to care about this stuff. But information about existing laws can give you the confidence to argue and advocate from your deepest values.
The author of today’s post, Erin Bergen, is a leader in the survivor-led movement against sexualized violence at Mennonite colleges. As a student at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, she helped found the Functional Immediate Response Student Safety Team (FIRSST), a group of students committed to ending sexualized and gender-based violence on the Goshen campus. … Continue reading Preaching Peace and Silencing Survivors