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Format: 2018-12-15
Format: 2018-12-15

Amplified Stories: Victim Impact Statement

AMPLIFIED STORIES is a platform created by KCSARC in order to amplify the voices of survivors of sexual violence. Shared experiences hold the power to validate, heal, and change. The post below was submitted by a survivor who gave KCSARC permission to share their story.

This post contains a story of sexual violence. If at any time, you feel unsafe, need support, or need to talk, please call our 24-Hour Resource Line: 1.888.99.VOICE (1.888.998.6423).

Cali's Story: Amending the Sexual Assault Protection Order Act to Better Protect Victims

Cali Knox shared her experience acquiring a Sexual Assault Protection Order (SAPO) with the House Judiciary Committee in support of HB 1384, a proposed bill that would amend the process of acquiring a SAPO. Included below is a transcript of her speech.

Rape Culture in Our Daily Lives

By Ellen Cleary-Penninger, MSW, LICSW, and mental health care provider in the Seattle area.

Healing Is Possible: Community Response to Sexual Assault

This post, written by KCSARC's Prevention Services Specialist Rachel Taylor, was originally published on July 8 on KCTS9.

No on 1515 – Decline to Sign

Prevention, safety, and freedom from sexual assault are the center of KCSARC’s vision and mission. 

Because of that, you would be forgiven for thinking we would support an initiative proposing to make public restrooms safer. After all, that’s what the proponents of 1515 are saying; that transgender individuals threaten women and children in public restrooms. I want to take this opportunity to set the record straight.   

There is no basis for the claim that transgender people make public restrooms unsafe. 

GiveBIG The best day to join together and invest in our community!

We all know Seattle is a hot place to be right now. With people moving here from all across the country for new job opportunities, the great outdoors, or just the food and coffee alone, Seattle seems to have something for everyone. I feel so lucky to call the Pacific Northwest my home. And right now, we have a big reason to celebrate the Puget Sound and all its glory!

The Seattle Foundation, for its 6th year in a row, is spearheading a community giving movement to bring everyone together to make an impact – all in one day.

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