Stand Up, Step In, Speak Out
Thank you for taking the time to come check out our Give to the Max page! I know that time is a commodity, so we won't ask to take up too much of yours....just think for a moment and try to imagine a world without violence. It can be difficult to do because all of us, as individuals and as a society, have been affected by violence of all types. Many of us have had family members, friends, and other loved ones that have experienced some type of power-based violence. Perhaps even you have been a victim/survivor of harassment, bullying, sexual assault, or domestic abuse.
Sadly, statistics show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience some type of sexual assault (NSVRC). These statistics are staggering, but what is even more heartbreaking is the reality that if we, you and I, do not take a stand to make a change, our children and grandchildren will no doubt face a world in which violence is the accepted and supported norm.
Because I believe that we can make a positive change, those of us at Unspoken Voices have committed to fundraising $1000.00 for this organization that works tirelessly to provide prevention, advocacy, and educational services. $1000.00 will help ensure that we can provide power based violence prevention programming and bystander intervention to schools and communities. This program has the ability to positively impact thousands of lives….and you can be an integral part of it!
Please join me in taking a stand against violence by supporting the mission of Unspoken Voices on Give to the Max Day. Between now and November 15th, I know that you and I have the power to raise these funds! For more information about Unspoken Voices, our mission and our programming, please see below or check us out online at www.unspokenvoices.net !
About Us: History and Mission
Unspoken Voices was chartered and incorporated through the State of Minnesota in June of 2014. We use a culturally inclusive bystander training program to provide the education needed for a greater understanding of what personal, power-based violence is and the various precursors that often preclude an act of violence.
Our program mitigates the incidences of violence and sexual assault through effective peer and cultural influence. Unspoken Voices provides tools for individuals that encourage and empower them to feel comfortable and competent in becoming active rather than passive bystanders. The intervention tools used in this program are research-based and relevant to how individuals can engage and intervene in aggressive peer scenarios.
We try to look at issues from both sides. Our program encourages individuals to create the positive societal and cultural changes that we need. At no point do we point fingers or treat anyone as an offender or victim. We encourage everyone achieve a common goal together by facilitating, educating, listening, and advocating for justice and reconciliation.
Our main program concentrates on violence prevention, awareness, and education; we also know that many subjects intersect with our program focus such as mental health, diversity and cultural understanding, and childhood education. We also give a platform for victim/survivors to share their stories and hopefully allow them to start/continue the healing process.
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