Yards for Yeardley
Through St. Bonaventure University EMPOWER, STHCS staff participated in the Yards for Yeardley virtual movement. This event was hosted by The One Love Foundation which was founded in honor of Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player at the University of Virginia who lost her life to relationship violence in 2010.
From March 17 to March 31, we tracked our steps and ended up contributing 586,263 yards to this event! We were notified yesterday that we received honorable mention for the second highest number of yards for a community member organization.
We are happy to be able to participate in this event as the One Love Foundation and EMPOWER move forward for healthy relationships and to honor the memory of Yeardley Love!
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) commemorates the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April with their ‘We Can Build Safe Online Spaces’ campaign to highlight how to practice consent online and build respectful online communities. The internet has become the new public square where we connect with romantic partners, friends, family, co-workers and even strangers, and this year's campaign shares how each of us can build online spaces free of sexual harassment and abuse.
The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence, educate communities on how to prevent it and bolster prevention efforts throughout the year. Free online campaign materials include resources on online abuse and trauma, digital consent, keeping kids safe online and building safe online communities.
STHCS will be sharing these resources throughout this month on our social media pages and we encourage other agencies to do the same.