Dear Class of 2020, COVID19 has taken something precious from you. We know that remote learning doesn’t account for lost time with your peers or the many ceremonies you may have to miss. If you are feeling a sense of loss or frustration we know you may not be able to access gratitude easily. We…

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Today kicks off the 7th annual No More Week. No More Week is a grassroots campaign that seeks to increase awareness and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.  The goal of the campaign is “to inspire everyone to make a change to help create a culture of safety, equality, and respect in our communities.” The…

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  *Recommended audience: High school-aged and above “You know you want it.” Think of how many musicians have said that or a similar lyric in a song. ::cough:cough:: Robin Thicke. Mavado. Pitbull. Wyclef. The list goes on and on.  Now think back to literally every television show ever. A Different World. Family Matters. Friends. Kim…

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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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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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Rowan McKenna was raised in Seekonk, Massachusetts. She graduated from Rhode Island College in 2017 with a degree in Gender & Women’s Studies and a minor in Communications. Rowan started at the Katie Brown Educational Program in January 2018. Prior to working with the Katie Brown Educational Program, Rowan served as a contributing columnist for…

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Join us this month as we profile the staff at the Katie Brown Educational Program.  Jasmine Torres was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts. While enrolled, Jasmine majored in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and minored in Education. She has…

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