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Welcome to the Shelf Care reading list by The Blue Bench! Every month, we will curate a reading list of books showcasing powerful voices and talented storytelling. These books delve into topics related to sexual assault, sexual identity, trauma, healing, hope, community, and resilience.

The Blue Bench is excited to announce our upcoming signature event: Change on Tap! This special evening will be held at The Lodge at Woods Boss (link) on Thursday, October 28th. We invite you to come enjoy craft beer brought to us by local breweries in metro Denver, including our Safe Bars! (link) Whether you’re a seasoned beer connoisseur or simply enjoy local craft beer, you won’t want to miss Change on Tap’s exclusive VIP Beer Tasting with Advanced Cicerone, Dev Adams!

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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