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: 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

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

Agents of Change: Laneceya Russ

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 strive to be a light to those around me, and I think I am doing a good job… Read More

May Media Update

Local Legislation supporting sex assault victims advances to House Appropriations Committee Legislation that halts medical bills from being presented to rape victims sails through House committee House panel OKs rape victim exam funding Photo credit: http://www.denversaic.org Rape victim waves hospital bills before Louisiana lawmakers in emotional plea for new law Bill aimed at aiding sexual… Read More

The movement moves with me(n)

The movement to end sexual violence requires work on all fronts. It needs passionate and focused organizations like STAR, but its success truly relies on cooperative efforts among several other networks, including law enforcement, medical professionals and educational institutions. Most importantly, however, it is dependent on the realization that sexual violence is not just a women’s… Read More