Why Denim Day?

Today is Denim Day! Around the world, staff in sexual assault centers and supporting businesses and organizations are taking the opportunity to donate money to support sexual assault services and wear jeans to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault in our communities. What’s the story behind Denim Day? The Italian Supreme Court overturned… Read More

(Rape) Culture of Entitlement

“Rape is not a recreational activity.” -Mike Dewine, Ohio Attorney General Pundits and many others regularly go on about the corrosive effects of a culture of entitlement on society. Mostly, those accused of displaying this sense of entitlement are those who live in poverty and receive public assistance. Meanwhile, many other forms of entitlement go… Read More

Prevention via Promotion

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community When I was a classroom teacher, it took me a while to learn to focus more attention on students’ positive rather… Read More

Men’s March to End Rape!

This Sunday, April 29th is STAR’s 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an international men’s march to end rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The event will include live music by The Fugitive Poets, beverages provided by Mockler, and free snowballs! Bring a pair of heels and walk with us this Sunday at… Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Say It…THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Steve, the vagina-loving man: Basically, I thought I knew something. And I knew nothing. That’s what it comes down to.” On March 22, Baton Rouge once again embraced Eve Ensler’s world-famous play “The Vagina Monologues”, organized the 5th year in a row by Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center to spread awareness and raise funds… Read More