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Feminism: From Grassroots to Full Bloom

by Ali Mailen Perrotto


Ali is the Online Resource Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Blogger Bio: Feminism excites me! Let's take a look at the way it informs, impacts and shapes the movement against sexual violence.

Blog Description: A blog about the growth of feminist thought and praxis in the movement to end sexual violence.

 

Stairwell with bench-Change happens hereLast week I attended a networking* breakfast for local nonprofits. I met a number of interesting people and people who were interested in learning about the work that I do at NSVRC.

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balance beam figures on a dollarI’ve had many opportunities to discuss the different kinds of flexibilities that feminist organizations in anti-violence movements provide to employees. At my first job at a local program the CEO openly discussed how she brought her baby in to work so that she could nurse her.

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Feather floating on blue skyBeginning Tuesday June 10 a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is open to the public. “ExCeL London” will pick up the work where last year’s summit left off.

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Pride monthOn Friday the White House released a Presidential Proclamation making June National LGBT Pride Month.

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rainbow over cloudsI had the distinct pleasure and privilege to see Maya Angelou speak at a local event last year. It is, to-date, the only time that I have been 100% captivated by a speaker.

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rainbow-bowlsLast week I had my first chance to attend PCAR's LGBTQ Summit. In its second year the summit theme was "Bringing Sexual Violence Out of the Closet." Leading up, I was so excited for this learning opportunity because we built it like none other I've experienced.

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No boys allowed signYou know misandry? The counter to misogyny—you know it, right?

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powerpoint-slideThe Preventionista offered a great recap of the Build Peace Conference a few weeks ago.

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Growing-resiliency coverAs a children's advocate I used to tell people what I did and they would get sad for me. I would quickly reassure them that I loved my job because I got to see so much hope and resilience. Every child or teen I met with was amazing in their own way.

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I recently blogged about the sweet and simple 3 guiding principles in the Bringing Hope CSA course. Today, I want to tell you about the uniquely tailored experience that victim service professionals can get from the second new course From Approach to Practice.

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