February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. At KBEP, we know that the best way to prevent these outcomes  is through dating violence prevention education. “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month embodies the very nature of our mission. Every day…

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  There is no doubt that 2020 was an emotionally taxing year. In the last 12 months, we’ve witnessed more hate, violence, and fear perhaps than many of us on the KBEP staff have seen in our lifetime. Our team came together and decided to share our deeply personal experiences with confronting privilege, fear, racism,…

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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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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…

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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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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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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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Well if Beyonce said it, it must be true. Girls truly are running things. For the past few weeks, the Education Team at the Katie Brown Educational Program has been out and about working with groups of inspiring young women.   KBEP kicked off our summer programming by teaching workshops to the young women at…

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A message to students:   It’s officially #summer2018 and KBEP is still thinking about the 2017-2018 school year. That might sound ridiculous since it’s July, but we can’t help it — we had a blast this past school year! We are honored to be a part of your school communities and work with all of…

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