Services Spotlight: Awareness and action at TBTN

Sometimes, you just have to brag. We at STAR are doing amazing things, and we want to share our progress and positive experiences with you. Take Back the Night Beginning in the early 1970s, Take Back the Night has served as an awareness event, held across many different communities and countries, to focus on various forms of… Read More

Agents of Change: Elisa Samaniego

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org. The energy and passion of STAR’s leadership team, staff, and interns has not only been impressive, but absolutely contagious!… Read More

The Good News: September 2015

THE BIG PICTURE “Lady Gaga’s powerful new video shows the reality of campus sexual assault.” [Trigger Warning] The best way to combat sexual assault is to believe survivors. To stand beside them when they share their stories. To make sure their voices are heard. –Wagatwe Wanjuki Lessons Learned “Stranger Danger,” shouldn’t be the focal point of… Read More

Agents of Change: Kaeli Egler

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Rome didn’t fall in a day and neither will rape culture. –Kaeli Egler 1. What is your relationship with STAR?… Read More

Agents of Change: Chris Pourciau

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org. I think it’s important for people to have a safe space where they’re able to speak their mind, while… Read More

Agents of Change: Lisa Redmond

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org. What we do does matter. What we do does make a difference. The world is not hopeless, and we… Read More

Pro (Social) Tips: How to be a good person

In her journal, Anne Frank wrote, “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” Working in anti-violence and anti-oppression movements, we think a lot about what it means to be a good person, and we try our best to put it into practice. What have we learned? Being a good person takes… Read More

Agents of Change: Endya Hash

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org. Whenever I hear someone speaking in an oppressive manner, even a simple micro-aggression, I like to point it out… Read More

Agents of Change: Amy Dellinger

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org. The news reported about sexual violence is only a fraction of what actually happens in our relatively small community–… Read More

Agents of Change: Katelan Janik

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@brstar.org. I am inspired daily by the strength of survivors and the support provided by STAR staff.–Katelan Janik 1. What… Read More