BE LOUD

Andy & Brandy Sampson: Former Client & Family on the Power of BE LOUD Breakfast

We were honored when KCSARC’s former client, Andy Sampson, agreed to be our 2015 BE LOUD Breakfast speaker and share his story of hope. We caught up with him and his wife, Brandy, recently, and asked what it was like to speak at the event, and what it meant to Brandy to be in the room.

We’re delighted to bring you their response – a preview of the hopefulness you can expect to take away from the 2018 BE LOUD Breakfast.

'We must remain vigilant and proactive,' 2018 BE LOUD Breakfast

With your fantastic efforts, the BE LOUD Breakfast is now at capacity. WOW! 

To celebrate this event, we spoke with Vicky Vreeland of Vreeland Law, a Visionary Sponsor of the event, about her history in the work to end sexual violence, why persistence is key, and what else community members can do to get involved with KCSARC's work.

How did Vreeland Law get involved with KCSARC, and how long have you sponsored the BE LOUD Breakfast?

'I have learned so much about the pervasiveness of sexual violence and about strength,' at the 2018 BE LOUD Breakfast

Angela is a dedicated KCSARC supporter. She began attending our annual BE LOUD breakfast in 2009, and continues to be a passionate advocate for ending sexual violence. We asked her a few questions about the BE LOUD Breakfast in anticipation of the upcoming event!

What have you learned about ending sexual violence from attending the BE LOUD Breakfast?

'The darkest hour can be behind us if we come together,' at the 2018 BE LOUD Breakfast

(En español.) The first time I heard about KCSARC’s BE LOUD Breakfast, I was still in graduate school. That year I did not participate due to a combination of complicated childcare arrangements and early morning classes. Later that day, I met with some of my classmates who had attended the event and even volunteered at an ungodly hour. They were so moved and inspired that I realized immediately I had missed out on something big.

Heroes and Heroines who are LOUD About Sexual Assault

“What are you doing to stop sexual assault and sexual violence?”

That’s what Haley Higgins asked the guests at our BE LOUD Breakfast this past February.

It’s a good question, especially for April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And it turns out a lot of people are doing some impressive things – so I wanted to share with you my personal list of heroines and heroes.

Why are you LOUD?

Why are you LOUD???  I am LOUD for….

Those were the phrases echoed through the ballroom at the Sheraton on February 26, 2015 in front of nearly 1,000 KCSARC supporters. I was not one of those voices on that day…but I am today. My voice is the loudest when I write.

Why am I LOUD for KCSARC?

Finding My Voice Made Me Stronger

Guest Blogger Danielle Tudor led the battle to overturn the statute of limitations on rape in the state of Oregon and require that parole boards spend more time with victims and their family members.

My name is Danielle Tudor, and I live in Portland Oregon, where I grew up.   In 1979, when I was only 17, I was raped by an intruder in my own home.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Once April rolls around, my thoughts turn to two things: my birthday (of course!), and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “during SAAM, activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. This year’s campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. It’s an opportunity to use your voice to impact our future.”

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