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…

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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…

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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,…

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  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…

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  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…

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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…

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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…

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Domestic violence is a growing crisis spreading in households across the country. We know the many effects that domestic violence can have on survivors– from physical injury to lowered self-esteem to destroyed finances. However, domestic violence does not just affect the direct victim. Every year in the United States, 5 million children witness domestic violence.…

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The Katie Brown Educational Program educates about healthy and violent dating relationships in our 8th-grade curriculum, high school curriculum, and college programming. To keep our curriculum information and topics relevant to the everyday experiences of our students, we frequently ask questions and conduct research. Fortunately, we learn a lot from our classroom interactions with students…

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While most of us understand that using physical violence in order to get sex is wrong, we don’t always recognize the more subtle forms of violence that people may use.  Consent is more than just saying “yes” or saying “no.” Sometimes sexual violence happens even though the person said “yes.” Survivors of this type of…

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