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…Read More
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault
It’s not always easy to know exactly the right thing to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted. Chances are you know someone who is a survivor of sexual violence, but they may not have told anyone for fear of being judged or blamed. If someone discloses to you, it’s important to know…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
#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,…Read More
New Year, New Me? Goal Setting in 2019.
Ahhh… The new year is upon us. As 2019 draws near, champagne will be sipped, resolutions will be made, and new leaves will be turned over. “New year, new me,” we will tell ourselves. We will resolve to eat healthier; we will promise to save more money; we will pledge to travel more; we…Read More
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…Read More
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender activist Gwendolyn Smith created Transgender Day of Remembrance to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman of color, who was murdered to honor her memory as well as the lives of other transgender people who have been killed. Today, we want to take the time to honor the lives…Read More
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…Read More