This short video was produced by the CONNSACS Spanish Response Team, a group of bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking advocates who serve victims/survivors at sexual assault crisis services programs throughout the state.
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Te Creemos: Video de concientización sobre la violencia sexual (We Believe You: Sexual Assault Awareness Video)
Trinity College, with the support of CONNSACS and other sponsors, will host two sneak previews of The Hunting Ground, two weeks before its theatrical release. On Wednesday March 4th at 7:30 and Sunday March 8th at 4:00pm.
CONNSACS advocates are spending the morning learning more about Connecticut’s new Civil Protective Orders from the Office of Victim Services.
CONNSACS staff, advocates and interns went to CT’s Legislative Office Building yesterday to testify in support of HB 6498, An Act Concerning the Timely Transfer and Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits.
The CT legislature is considering a bill to require campuses to define “affirmative consent”. To help with some of the confusion around what consent looks like, we thought we’d share this helpful video by Laci Green!
“…men who are motivated to rape would do well with personalized prevention programs – but first the men have to admit that “forcible sexual intercourse” is and always will be rape.”
“It’s on us – all of us – to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated, where survivors are supported, and where all our young people – men and women – can go as far as their talents and their dreams will take them.”
A second documentary, “It Happened Here”, follows women from Amherst College, Vanderbilt University and the University of Connecticut who went public about how their schools mishandled their sexual assault cases. Screenings will be held on college campuses as part of the White House’s It’s On Us Campaign.
“The 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade marked the passing of federal legislation that considerably violates women’s constitutional rights. CT Senators Murphy and Blumenthal are fighting back by proposing the Women’s Health Act.”
From the director of ‘The Invisible War’, comes a powerful film about campus sexual assault. Take a look at the trailer …full movie out in March!
“Suing to restore Paterno’s wins revealed a lapse of judgment on the part of Penn State supporters.”
On Thursday, April 17, over 100 sexual assault victim advocates and community service providers joined CONNSACS for our Annual Meeting & Breakfast at the Pond House in West Hartford.
Join CONNSACS staff for “Reel Talk” following the 18th Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival New England premier of Brave Miss World.
The Gail Burns-Smith “Dare to Dream” Fund was established in 2004 upon the retirement of former CONNSACS Executive Director Gail Burns-Smith to honor her 22 years of service dedicated to ending sexual violence.
On Tuesday, February 11th, lawmakers held a public hearing on the proposed bill which seeks to improve the response to victims of sexual assault and increase prevention education and training at all Connecticut institutions of higher education.
CONNSACS hosted a Media event with Connecticut’s leading Latin@ reporters to share and discuss new materials, messages, and outreach to Latin@ communities in Connecticut.
On February 18, 2014 CONNSACS will be offering two workshops for men to learn how they can be a part of the solution to prevent sexual violence at 10AM and 5:30PM.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has asked CONNSACS to assist in organizing a series of roundtable discussions with students, survivors, sexual assault victim advocates, campus staff and administrators to learn more about campus sexual violence in our state.
On Thursday, May 9th, over 125 supporters gathered to celebrate CONNSACS’ 30th anniversary with a gala at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford.