the RISE project Blog

The latest from NCCASA

July 6th, 2012 -

First, if you live in North Carolina and care about ending and/or responding to sexual violence – you should know about the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA). They just released the public version of the North Carolina Sexual Violence Prevention Plan as reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  You can download [...]

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Julia Bluhm, 14 yrs old, makes change happen!

July 6th, 2012 -

Read about Julia Bluhm and the online petition she launched at Change.org asking Seventeen to include one unaltered, Photoshop-free spread every issue. You can find the story: here. Have an idea for change?  Pissed about something and need to talk? RISE is here for you!

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Partners in Social Change – Campus Prevention

July 3rd, 2012 -

The folks at Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs publish some great resources – the link below will connect you to a pdf, Partners in Social Change, focusing on Campus Prevention. This issue examines some of the programs, approaches, and resources that exist for sexual violence prevention on campuses. Partners in Social Change – Campus [...]

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Title IX 40th Anniversary

July 1st, 2012 -

For those that missed it – Title IX turned 40!  At Warren Wilson College we’re working to keep up with the opportunities Title IX affords us – and we’re working to go beyond Title IX to provide a safe campus for everyone no matter their sex, gender or identity – we have much work to [...]

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A re-post from RAINN.org…

June 26th, 2012 -

RAINN’s president and founder, Scott Berkowitz, discusses the Sandusky verdict “Today is a landmark day for survivors of sexual violence across the nation. This verdict shows the country that when allegations of such abuse are brought to light, they will be taken seriously and that a just outcome is possible.” To read the rest of [...]

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A call for action… VAWA 10 Days of Action!

June 25th, 2012 -

There is a rally in D.C. to support The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – see below for more details… Even if you are unable to attend – call, email, and write those that represent you! About VAWA: The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a landmark piece of legislation that sought to improve criminal [...]

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The Sandusky Case – he’s guilty…

June 23rd, 2012 -

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty Friday night, June 22, 2012, of 45 counts related to sexual abuse of boys. You can find the story here: CNN – Sandusky Trial. Other stories about this case can be found at all major internet news websites. Needless to say, this is a [...]

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Empowerment!

June 19th, 2012 -

At RISE we believe that knowledge is a means to empowerment.  This blog is a place for members of Warren Wilson College to learn about the latest regarding RISE programs and activities – as well as space to deliver news and information about state and national issues that are important to RISE and the larger Warren Wilson [...]

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