The V Word: A Fight for Justice

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Welcome to today’s edition of the V Word. Today we talk about the Rolling Stone’s article published last week about the gang rape that happened at a fraternity house on University of Virginia’s campus. A campus located 1 hour from the WRIR studio here in Richmond.

We stand in solidarity with the survivors on this campus, the survivor that shared their story for this article, and for those fighting to make sure that sexual assault against all people is taking just as serious as fraternities and college football. We hope that this survivor and all survivors on campus have the support they need right now. We are here to listen.

You can listen to the episode here

 

Do you need help or information?  Here are some options…

If you have been assaulted and feel comfortable with calling the police, call 911.

If you are not comfortable with talking to the police, but want to talk to someone, you can call  the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-838-8238.

You can now text/chat The Virginia Hotline Monday through Friday 4pm-8pm at http://www.vsdvalliance.org/

Text: (804) 793-9999 Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm to speak to someone today!

If you have been assaulted in the last 72 hours you can get a  forensic exam to collect evidence and receive medical care. You can do this with and without reporting to the police. The local hospitals in the Richmond area with Forensic Nurse Examiners are at Medical College of Virginia and St. Mary’s Hospital.

Do you want to know how you can help?

Get involved with your local domestic violence/rape crisis agency.  Donate to services that help survivors recover and heal.

Want to share a story or ask a question?  Email me at thevword.radio@gmail.com or tweet me at my twitter account:  @preventviolence.  You can read the transcript for this show and past shows on my blog at www.thevword.org

Today’s host was Jenn Gallienne. The V Word is recorded in the studios of WRIR-LP 97.3 and streamed at wrir.org, The V Word is produced by Carol Olson. Music was created by The Etching Tin

Transgender Day of Remembrance

 

Welcome to today’s edition of the V WORD. Today’s topic is on The Transgender Day of Remembrance.

If you missed it listen here

 

Important links:

http://www.youcaring.com/other/find-sage-smith/256254

Almost two years later, Sage’s family, alongside friends and community members, is putting new energy into this effort to find answers, and we need your help. The Wayside Center for Popular Education is sponsoring a campaign to raise funds that will go towards these efforts to find answers. We have set our goal for $5,000 so that we can ensure that we have the resources to put quality work into the search efforts, and any form of contribution from you or your community will go a long way. -

https://www.facebook.com/events/1410982992525234/ Remembering Sage Event this Thursday Nov 20th/ Charlottesville TDOR

https://www.facebook.com/sagesmithmatters  Sage Smith is Our Community Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/events/383288121825223/ Richmond’s 2014 TDOR

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITES:

Passing Is Political: Trans People of Color Speak
Date: Nov 18th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Univ of Richmond Downtown Campus (626 E Broad St, Richmond VA 23219)
What: panel discussion, hosted by SONG
***This event is open to trans* and GQ/GNC individuals only***
RSVP the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/748466535230447

Richmond Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Service
Date: Nov 20th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Byrd Theatre (2908 W. Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221)
MAIN EVENT: Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/383288121825223/

A Night at The Speakeasy: Trans* and Allies Social Night
Date: Nov 22nd
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Speakeasy at The Hippodrome (526 N. 2nd St, Richmond, VA 23219)
What: Drinks, networking, and mingle event, sponsored by the Richmond Business Alliance
Featuring DJ Connie Sue of ANIMAL RVA
Please RSVP at http://www.richmondbusinessalliance.com/event-1793188
Facebook event available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/752733134763477

Community Conversation: Genderqueer & Gender Nonconforming Identities
Date: Nov 23rd
Time: 2-4pm
Location: GCCR Classroom (1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220)
What: panel discussion, hosted by SAGE
RSVP the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532502963662291/

Film Screening: Beautiful Boxer
Date: Nov 24th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Richmond Triangle Players (1300 Altamont Ave, Richmond, VA 23230)
What: film screening, hosted by SONG
RSVP the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1496156143997771

Email: rvatdor@gmail.com

 

 

Want to share a story or ask a question?  Email me at thevword.radio@gmail.com or tweet me at my twitter account:  @preventviolence.  You can read the transcript for this show and past shows on my blog at www.thevword.org

Today’s host was Jenn Gallienne. The V Word is recorded in the studios of WRIR-LP 97.3 and streamed at wrir.org, The V Word is produced by Carol Olson. Music was created by The Etching Tin

The V Word- The Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline

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Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word. Today we are talking about a statewide domestic violence and sexual assault hotline.

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action alliance has this information about their hotline on their website:

You deserve safety and support. Whether someone has hurt you in the past or is hurting you now, we’re here to listen and to help.

If you are a friend, family member, or professional wondering how to help someone, or just want to know more about sexual assault, stalking, controlling behavior, or intimate partner violence…call us.

We will listen, offer support, and connect you to resources in your area.

Free. Confidential. 24 hours a day.

Listen to today’s episode for information about the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline and all of it’s services that are available, including the new chat option as well as the LGBTQ Helpine!

Listen to today’s episode here

 

Do you need help or information?  Here are some options…

If you have been assaulted and feel comfortable with calling the police, call 911.

If you are not comfortable with talking to the police, but want to talk to someone, you can call  the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-838-8238.

You can now text/chat The Virginia Hotline Monday through Friday 4pm-8pm at http://www.vsdvalliance.org/

Text: (804) 793-9999 Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm to speak to someone today!

If you have been assaulted in the last 72 hours you can get a  forensic exam to collect evidence and receive medical care. You can do this with and without reporting to the police. The local hospitals in the Richmond area with Forensic Nurse Examiners are at Medical College of Virginia and St. Mary’s Hospital.

Do you want to know how you can help?

Get involved with your local domestic violence/rape crisis agency.  Donate to services that help survivors recover and heal.

Want to share a story or ask a question?  Email me at thevword.radio@gmail.com or tweet me at my twitter account:  @preventviolence.  You can read the transcript for this show and past shows on my blog at www.thevword.org

Today’s host was Jenn Gallienne. The V Word is recorded in the studios of WRIR-LP 97.3 and streamed at wrir.org, The V Word is produced by Carol Olson. Music was created by The Etching Tin

 

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The V Word Interview – Trace Fleming

traceflemingadvocatesToday we interview Trace G. Fleming, activist and advocate working to end violence against women. She is the creator of both the Advocate News and Self-Care for Advocates, platforms on Facebook to serve advocates. Today she talks about her work starting a Feminist organization, WISE; her work as the Coordinator of the Abuse in Later Life Project and hosting Self-Care for Advocates to be able to provide therapeutic care for advocates suffering from vicarious trauma and burnout.

You can listen to the interview here

Tiffany Jana- Remember My Name

Welcome to today’s edition of the V Word!

 

Joining us today is Tiffany Jana talking about YWCA’s Remember My Name Event on October 30,2014 in Richmond VA. Tiffany Jana is the CEO of local diversity and inclusion firm TMI Consulting. She will be delivering the keynote at the event and will speak from her experience as a domestic violence survivor.

Since 1995, the YWCA of Richmond has been the host of Remember My Name, a memorial service to commemorate the lives of individuals in our community who have died as a result of domestic violence. Remember My Name is a nationwide event honoring victims of domestic violence.

 

Listen to the episode here

For more information visit the YWCA website here 

 

 

Do you need help or information?  Here are some options…

If you have been assaulted and feel comfortable with calling the police, call 911.

If you are not comfortable with talking to the police, but want to talk to someone, you can call  the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-838-8238.

You can now text/chat The Virginia Hotline at http://www.vsdvalliance.org/

If you have been assaulted in the last 72 hours you can get a  forensic exam to collect evidence and receive medical care. You can do this with and without reporting to the police. The local hospitals in the Richmond area with Forensic Nurse Examiners are at Medical College of Virginia and St. Mary’s Hospital.

For help with counseling and advocacy, find a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Agency near you . To find a center near you  call the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-838-8238.  

Are  you a family member or a bystander and want know how you can help?

Get involved with your local domestic violence/rape crisis agency.  Donate to services that help survivors recover and heal. The Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline is also available to family/partners/loved ones/ and allied professionals.

Want to share a story or ask a question?  Email me at thevword.radio@gmail.com or tweet me at my twitter account:  @preventviolence.  You can read the transcript for this show and past shows on my blog at www.thevword.org

Today’s host was Carol Olson. The V Word is recorded in the studios of WRIR-LP 97.3 and streamed at wrir.org, The V Word is produced by Carol Olson. Music was created by The Etching Tin

 

image credited to Safe Harbor

The V Word broadcast: RHART with Fatima Smith

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Fatima Smith of RHART

Today Fatima Smith stopped by to give an update on the RHART program, a collaborative hospital accompaniment program comprised of local centers around the metro Richmond area.

You can listen to the show here

Through RHART, trained volunteers respond to area hospital emergency rooms to provide advocacy and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. RHART is a regional collaborative between Safe Harbor, Hanover Safe Place, and the YWCA of Richmond.  Volunteers respond to hospital accompaniment requests 24/7 and connect survivors with community resources and follow-up services. We provide services to anyone who has experienced intimate partner/domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and geographic location. Our services are available in both English and Spanish, and all services are offered free of charge to anyone seeking help.  – Safe Harbor

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The V Word: An Interview with the YWCA of Richmond

Today’s show is an hour long special. Becky Lee and Carol Ann Lajoie of the YWCA of Richmond talk about upcoming campaigns, the state of funding in Virginia and their new regional collaborative hotline.

You can listen to the episode here

Resources:

YWCA of Richmond

Show is broadcast on WRIR 97.3 FM and streamed at wrir.org