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December Volunteer of the Month

  MESA is pleased to spotlight Mallory as our Volunteer of the Month. Mallory is an invaluable part of our volunteer team. Mallory has always been such a willing volunteer and makes every effort to participate in everything we do. Thank you, Mallory, for your dedication to MESA and our community! Let’s hear from Mallory! What […]

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Is the Louis CK Apology any Different?

      Just a few of the powerful men in Hollywood accused of sexual assault or harassment.     Twenty-six. I did some research to get the number right, though I’m sure it has risen by now. As I typed the words into Google, I found that my heart was pounding. I didn’t want […]

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Untangling Kevin Spacey’s Apology

Amid the deluge of high-profile disclosures of sexual assault and harassment experienced at the hands of the upper echelons of Hollywood come more stories of sexual misconduct from Kevin Spacey. Many of these disclosures come from male-identified actors, some of whom were minors at the time of the assault. In his response to the first […]

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Wellbeing Check

Wellbeing Check Sexual assault has been all over the news. Are you… Feeling inspired or triggered by #MeToo? Feeling empowered or overwhelmed by media coverage of sexual assault? Excited or anxious about spending time with family during the holidays? Take time to prioritize YOU. Join a safe space to discuss your emotions and responses, share […]

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Title IX 101 – What’s All the Fuss About?

Title IX has received a lot of attention recently. Since the law impacts educational institutions and students across the nation, it is worth taking a closer look at what Title IX is, how it has been used in the past, and what has changed under the new administration. The Education Amendments act of 1972 included […]

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November Volunteer of the Month

MESA is pleased to spotlight Gabby as our Volunteer of the Month. Gabby is an invaluable part of our volunteer team. Gabby has always been such a willing volunteer and makes every effort to participate in everything we do. Thank you, Gabby, for your dedication to MESA and our community! Let’s hear from Gabby! It really […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Media: What is Silencing Victims?

With the recent exposure of high profile celebrities and executives being accused of sexual harassment and abuse, the topic of harassment in the workplace is at the forefront. Celebrities and other influential figures have opened the conversation for those who have been dealing with this issue in silence, with the movement #metoo. This movement has […]

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A Second Look at #MeToo

Part call to action, part show of solidarity, the recent trending of #MeToo serves as a rallying cry to draw attention to the pervasiveness of sexual violence and sexual harassment. The hashtag not only calls attention to the widespread impact of these criminal behaviors, but also builds public support for victims and survivors by showing […]

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October Volunteer of the Month

  MESA is pleased to spotlight Holly as our August Volunteer of the Month. Holly is an invaluable part of our volunteer team. Holly has always been such a willing volunteer and makes every effort to participate in everything we do. Thank you, Holly, for your dedication to MESA and our community! Let’s hear from Holly! […]

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Beyond the End of Rape

When a child enacts an undesirable behavior, asking them to just stop said behavior is often dismally ineffective. Instead, if the child is playing with something dangerous, you might offer them a safer toy. We’re more likely to get the behavior change we want by providing appropriate and attractive alternatives and guiding toward the behavior […]

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