Agents of Change: Florence Fontenot

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 overjoyed in knowing that, by having STAR at their side as their support system, a difference is… Read More

Agents of Change: Fikisha Thomas

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 excited that I am able to empower, encourage and support others in some small way through STAR… Read More

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

The Intersection: Men Matter

Men’s silence is deafening and deadly. James Brown of CBS Sports said this in a commentary on the NFL and domestic violence, in which he calls attention to the importance of ceasing to use sexist language and makes recommendations for the NFL to institute prevention education and bystander intervention programming. I showed the clip to a youth… Read More

Agents of Change: Morgan Lamandre

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. When I see the barriers and negative treatment survivors face after disclosing their assaults to family, friends, and systems,… Read More

Services Spotlight: The Sexual Assault Legal Clinic

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. Learning—one of six core values here at STAR—is very important in the work that we do. We believe that through expanding our knowledge about ourselves, others, and systems, we become more capable… 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