Amazed, Inspired, Grateful! That is how your generosity makes us feel.
Together, we raised a record $412,000 at the 2015 BE LOUD Breakfast. You are helping KCSARC to realize its aspirational goal of creating a world without sexual assault.
Do you feel AMAZED by KCSARC’s foundational core services including Therapy, Legal Advocacy, Family Services, and the 24-Hour Resource line?
Are you INSPIRED by Andy and Haley, two of our breakfast speakers? They are beyond brave and they put a face on sexual assault.
Watch Andy's moving speech here. Remember he is a father and husband, two things he never thought possible before he addressed the debilitating effects of sexual assault.
Check out Haley here. She is a student at the University of Washington and is ready to envision a world without sexual assault. She is using her experience to motivate and inspire others to BE LOUD.
For more inspiration... Re-watch the KCSARC “Imagine a World” video that we previewed at the breakfast and share it with all of your friends.
KCSARC Executive Director Mary Ellen Stone called each of you into action as 2014 was a watershed year in the discussion surrounding sexual assault. KCSARC is a part of that movement, but we can’t do it alone.
We are GRATEFUL that you are part of this movement with us. Here is how you can take the aspirational idea of creating a world without sexual assault, and put it into action. Because creating that world takes all of us and… you…. you…. and….you!
Advocate: Speak out on social media against sexual violence
- Be in the know – keep an eye out for stories in the news and educate yourself on the sexual
assault landscape and all that is happening.
- Join the conversation on Facebook
- Read up on current issues regarding sexual assault; follow our legislative news and
- Don’t be shy – contact your legislator if there is an issue important to you.
- Follow our BE LOUD blog and leave comments.
- Share information that you learn with your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues.
Speak Up: Don’t allow victim blaming or by-standing
- When someone makes an inappropriate sexual comment, say something.
- Using language that places blame on the victim of a sexual assault helps to create a climate
where sexual assault can go unchallenged. Change these societal norms by
speaking up and demonstrating that words are powerful and influence how we perceive the
issue of sexual violence. Words Matter - Talking about Sexual Violence
Engage: Talk to the youth in your life about healthy relationships
- Check out 100conversations.org for ideas on discussing respect, consent, and healthy
- Read “he told me not to tell” with the young children in your life – a booklet that helps to
teach kids about the touching rules as part of the larger context of everyday safety.
Commit: Financially support KCSARC.
- Take all of this energy and inspiration to keep the conversation going!
- We want to hear about all of the conversations you started by wearing your BE LOUD
button, and talking about KCSARC. Post a photo of yourself with your button on our
Facebook page or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post it for you.
Thank you to all the heroes who attended the breakfast, our sponsors, table captains, and the members of the KCSRAC board who offered their counsel, energy, and guidance. A special thanks to our BE LOUD advocates including Elizabeth Brown, Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess, Emily Gassert, Haley Higgins, Washington State First Lady Trudi Inslee, Joshua Mayfield, Margo Myers, Jeffrey Pyatt, Andy Sampson, Jocelyn Shafer, Mary Ellen Stone, Kneishia Vinson, Glenn Zaccara.
Thank you to our 2015 Breakfast Sponsors!
Committee for Children
Group Health Cooperative
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Wizards of the Coast
Berntson Porter & Company
Business Interiors NW
Cairncross Hempelmann PS
Connelly Law Offices
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Parker, Smith & Feek
Perkins Coie LLP
Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation