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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.
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.
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
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!
*Please support our national sponsors and partners by visiting www.letstalkamericawithshanathornton.com.
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
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.
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!
Dear Mr. President,
It is time to reform the military justice system. We cannot keep putting our military service members in a position where commanders, who are not legally trained, hold the keys to justice. We need you to declare your support for a military justice system that operates outside the accused’s chain of command. The boss of your rapist should not decide whether to investigate and prosecute your rape, and should not have the power to select the jury. It’s un-American. Please take a stand and change the system.(http://justice.protectourdefenders.com/)
Court testimony from an “expert” hired by the Los Angeles School District, argued that a 9-year-old who was sexually assaulted at school didn’t experience any trauma from the event because she had a low IQ. Really! Does anyone really believe that? Well, apparently some do. What other misconceptions exist that minimize the damage done by trauma to people who are different from our ideal? Can you imagine being a little girl who endured a horrible assault and then being told and treated as if it were no big deal?
Well, we’re going to explore that topic and more with Brian D. Tallant, L.P.C., N.C.C. Brian is a Program Director at Aurora Mental Health in Colorado and manages Intercept Center; a mental health outpatient and day treatment program for children who have a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and co-occurring mental health disorders. He works with a number of disabled children who have experienced trauma of all sorts.
Join us Saturday at 11 am Pacific Time to learn more about childhood trauma and disabled children, and find out if the “expert” from the school district in LA is right or wrong as can be.
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. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways
Sexual Assault and Rape is a serious problem that has affected many women, and even some men, since the dawn of time! Lives are deeply changed forever when this dispicable act occurs. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month so we feel it's the perfect time to raise awareness on our show!
Join the girls this Tuesday (April 8th, 2014) at 11:00am EST, usa, as they discuss this topic and reveal that Melissa has had her own experience with this. This will be a very heart touching show that will raise awareness and help put an end to Sexual Assault and Rape!
In general, many people find the topic of sexual assault extremely uncomfortable to discuss, but it’s imperative that we have the conversation. Given that we don’t shy away from difficult topics on The Strong Stance, we are going to tackle this issue head on. Join us as we speak to Nicole Armstead and Christa Heilman from the Network for Victim Recovery of D.C. about the resources for survivors of sexual assault and the unique experiences of those that are trans* and gender non-conforming.
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