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Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman, and Research commentator Shasme Jackson and they talk to Tracy Wright about the impact of sexual assault on survivors and their families. We will also discuss innovative ways to engage youth of color around sexual assault and look for better approaches to the lack of response of the criminal justice system to the crime of sexual assault.
Rape and sexual assault, a convenient tale to sweep under the rug. Tonight's show discusses the current allegations made of Bill Cosby. Should we believe the victims or should we allow Bill Cosby to keep his father of America image?
We will talk about what drives people to rape, What victims can do after being raped, and how we should be helping those who have been victimized.
DISCLAIMER: This is an open format show where topics on sexual assault will be discussed. We encourage any survivor who has experienced any similar situations to seek professional counseling in order to promote their personal healing process.
Silence is not always golden. Within our community lies an elephant in the room...a form of force and implementation of sexual bullying which attempts to render its victims as powerless. As the number of sexual assault cases rise, some wonder why the violators often go unpunished. Why aren't more women speaking out against such injustices? Does the violation of the body lead to a broken spirit? Is there strength after facing such an undesirable setting? What are some of the scenarios that create such a situation?
Tune in and listen to a story of strength and endurance...of self-preservation, self-worth, and self-actualization...and the aftermath that follows. We invite our listeners to call in and share your stories anonymously in the hopes of reaching someone who has not yet found their voice.
Let's dissect and build.
Please join us and listen in for this show with pre-recorded interviews so we can talk about healthy communities, healthy Native communities without sexual violence. Both our guests are annonymous and their names are not real, for their protection. Sexual assault and violence is a serious problem and We Will Be Speaking Out.
We know the statistics, the statistics that are a shallow estimate due to underreporting in an era of silence:
Whisper n Thunder exists to empower through the expression of uncensored truth, to tell our story. Open and honest discourse will bring transformation; transformation will bring change. Change for a tomorrow where sexual assault, suicide, substance abuse, depression and isolation are no longer a part of the conversation.
Empowering Native Americans through Education, Awareness & Opportunity is what Whisper n Thunder is about
We ask you to become a part of the Whisper n Thunder movement, through your readership, your financial support, and your actions.
Main site: http://www.whispernthunder.org
Kenni is a 31-year old author, sexual assault awareness advocate, and entrepreneur. Her literary works include Ask No Questions (murder mystery), A Girl's Perspective (poetry), Merrilittle: Murder in a Small Town (young adult murder mystery, 1st in a series), Striving for Happily Ever After (marriage self-help), The Girls (Urban Fiction), My Dad is an Army Man (children’s book) and the Karma series (Contemporary Women’s Fiction).
Passionate about her chosen field, Kenni created her own company in 2012, Kenni Enterprises LLC, which specializes in teaching creative writing classes for youth and adults throughout the metro Atlanta area. The company also facilitates workshops and seminars, provides one on one tutorial sessions to help middle school children strengthen their writing skills in preparation for scholastic, writing based tests in addition to offering copy editing services for various online magazines, ghostwriting services, and author consultations.
Kenni and her company are dedicated to active community involvement. Annually, Kenni hosts a youth book drive to promote summer reading amongst school aged children. Over time, this initiative has worked to provide several county recreation centers, daycares, children’s hospitals, and children shelters with reading and educational materials for their youth. Additionally, Kenni organizes and hosts an annual benefit event during National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April entitled Let Your Voice Be Heard. As a sexual assault survivor, Kenni feels it is important to get the word out about this growing epidemic in order to encourage men and women to raise their voices against this common and life-impacting crime.
PARTY WITH CONSENT- A MOVEMENT TO HELP END CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT
Ever heard of “partying with consent?” If you hang around a college campus, that’s the buzz phrase that means you don’t have sex without permission. Sounds easy, right? But some people (like rapists) just aren’t getting it. What’s the deal?
Jonathan Kalin, founder of “Party with Consent,” started the movement to help end sexual assault on college campuses and health masculinities. He admits that most of the efforts to help curb campus rape has led to confusion and a lot of frustration, and he’s identified three barriers to solving that problem. The idea that sexual assault is simply the result of miscommunication; the fact that there is a real communication problem surrounding sexual consent; and the contradiction of athletics.
Jonathan travels the US to promote and explain the philosophy behind the Party with Consent movement.
There’s no denying there is a serious sexual assault issue on campuses. Even the president launched a major campaign last fall to address the problems. So does Jonathan have the answers?
Tune in Saturday at 11 am Pacific time to hear what he has to say and to ask questions about the problem and what some people are doing about it.
Call-in with your comments to (646) 378-0430.
And if you miss the live program, you can go to the website and listen to all our archived programs whenever you like.
According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, another American is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes. Sexual assault is a very serious and disturbing societal concern for everyone. Advocate and spokesperson Kenyetta York joins the national award-winning radio talk show Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST to discuss sexual assault awareness with listeners. This important segment is for all community members. Do tune in- awareness and knowledge is critical. Join us for talk radio with substance!
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As a victim/survivor of sexual assault, you may have some of the following feelings...
Anger, Fear, Guilt, Loss of control, Powerlessness, Embarrassment, Depression, Isolation, Denial, Shame, Disbelief, Self-blame, Emotional shock
You may experience some or all of the above feelings. This is natural and every victim/survivor of sexual assault responds differently. (http://www.connsacs.org/seeksupport/assaulted.htm)
Remember, you are not alone and you are not to blame for what happened.
"Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are." - Rachel Naomi Remen
Laura Cordes is the executive director of the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS), the coalition of the the state's nine community based sexual assault crisis services programs and Connecticut's leading voice to end sexual violence. An advocate and organizer for over twenty years, Laura has worked on numerous women’s health public policy initiatives including a two year effort to ensure access to emergency contraception for rape victims in all of Connecticut's hospitals and the development of a coalition that led to the creation of the state's Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program. She is a statutory member of the State of Connecticut's Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission, the Commission on the Standardization of the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations and the newly created Governor's Victim’s Rights Enforcement Advisory Commission.
We will discuss the upcoming trial against the Vanderbilt University Football players that are being charged with sexual assault. Join the show at 10:00 am. Call (818)301-5834
Sexual violence encompasses a variety of criminal acts, ranging from sexual threats to unwanted contact to rape. These crimes are extremely underreported because of the stigma associated with sexual assault—and are therefore difficult to count in official statistics. Forcible rapes known to law enforcement have declined sharply since 1979, when they were at an all-time high. Sexual assault can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, and socioeconomic background. It can happen at any time or place. Assailants may be strangers, acquaintances, friends, or family members. Perpetrators may use violence, threats, coercion, manipulation, or other forms of pressure or deception to commit sexual assault.
Join us as we use this platform to educate and bring awareness to you about sexual violence.
Peace! Let's hear from Dr. Baruti, Irritated Genie, ZaZa & Griff as we prepare for the upcoming event this Sunday, September 28th in Harlem, NY entitled "The Sick Sexual Assault on Our Youth." Thursday, 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Peace!
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