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Format: 2018-06-22
Format: 2018-06-22

Harnessing the Power of Connections

By her own account, Dana Widrig isn’t a social media “influencer.”

“I am not, and never have been, an active FB user, but when I opened my page one day in April, I saw the opportunity to start a KCSARC fundraiser for my birthday, which is April 18,” she said. “I knew that April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I had an opportunity to finally make my birthday month meaningful and special.” 

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?

Meeting the demand: Developing Spanish-language group therapy curriculum

(En español) KCSARC is one of the few providers of Spanish-language trauma-specific therapy for survivors of sexual violence in King County.

Therapy is available in a one-on-one setting for children over the age of 6, teens, and adults—and is provided by bilingual, bicultural staff members who adapt evidence-based therapeutic methods for an individual’s unique experiences, background, and culture.

'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?

#SilenceBreaker IPA sales raise over $2,500 for services for survivors

We’re in a pivotal moment of change in the movement to end sexual violence, and we’re seeing more and more important voices in our community say: enough is enough. This December, Cloudburst Brewing created the #SilenceBreaker IPA, in solidarity and support of all those survivors coming forward to speak out about sexual assault.

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