At The Blue Bench, our mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention and care.
To truly change rape culture requires a paradigm shift and a complete restructuring in how we think and talk about the issue of sexual assault.
We use a community-based approach to prevention, ensuring schools, businesses, law enforcement and beyond are committed to survivor-centered responses and sexual violence education.
Changing attitudes means changing behaviors, both of which contribute to a healthier, more aware community of active bystanders.
As more and more of us emerge from pandemic isolation and begin to gather with friends and family, we at The Blue Bench want to make sure you have fun in a safe and welcoming environment. That’s why we’ve recently relaunched our Safe Bars program!
Following the breaking news of Bill Cosby’s release from prison, calls to our 24/7 hotline increased by 80% over that of the same period from the week prior. News like this can be triggering for survivors of sexual violence. This is normal. Indeed, multiple studies have shown that current events, especially news related to sexual violence, can be retraumatizing for survivors.
As an organization that closely examines the way sexual assault uniquely affects individuals of all identities, we'd like to give recognition to 6 LGBTQIA+ trailblazers who committed to continuing the fight for a world without violence.
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