Category Archives: education

National Say Something Week 2019

    In 4th-12th grade classrooms across Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Katie Brown Educational Program Educators discuss, with students, the harmful and dangerous impact of bullying or dating violence. Students share how violence, specifically emotional violence, could potentially lead a peer to consider taking their own life. Educators at the KBEP always reinforce… Continue Reading

Happy “Gal”entine’s Day!

It’s Galentine’s Day. . . For those Parks and Rec fans, Galentine’s Day is a holiday you know well, and may even look forward to each February 13th. It’s a day for women, no matter if they’re single or partnered-up, to come together and celebrate their lady friendships. Yes, Galentine’s Day is an extraordinary excuse… Continue Reading

KBEP Honors Black History Month

The Katie Brown Educational Program is excited to celebrate Black history and learn more about the experiences of Black peoples in the United States and beyond. Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926 when Historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History declared its celebration… Continue Reading

2…4…6…8?!? We’re Expanding our Team (again)!

Join our expanding organization and be a part of the healthy relationships revolution! We are an energetic, hard-working group of folks working for a small(ish) non-profit. We seek to change the world through violence prevention education and we’re doing it every day through team-work, innovation, and passion for the young people and adults we serve. We’re… Continue Reading

#MLKDay of Service

With non-violence at the forefront of KBEP’s mission, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s vision for the world which we live in. As a nation, our remembrance of Dr. King’s work often ignores some of the core goals and values of his activism—among them, his commitment to anti-poverty work, labor organizing, and workers’ rights,… Continue Reading

Trans 101

  As part of our violence prevention education, the Katie Brown Educational Program teaches 8th-grade participants about gender stereotypes in order to reveal how these stereotypes can lead to discrimination and violence. These discussions often lead to questions from our 8th graders about transgender people and the LGBT+ community. The past few years have seen… Continue Reading

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. While we celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures of indigenous peoples in the Americas, it is also important that we take a look at the way a history of marginalization has uniquely impacted Native Americans’ experiences with domestic and sexual violence. Here are the facts: Native Americans ages 12… Continue Reading