PA Centered is a podcast designed to help listeners be a part of the solution to end sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Each episode, we will take on a topic or current event to help spark conversation and break down barriers to building communities free from sexual violence. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR).
A trailblazer: Getting to Know Rep. Joanna McClinton, Democratic Leader of Pennsylvania’s State House
Join us this week as we speak with Representative Joanna McClinton, Democratic Leader of Pennsylvania’s State House.
Representative McClinton has served as a member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2015, representing the 191st State House District, which includes parts of Western and Southwestern Philadelphia, Yeadon, and Darby.
Representative McClinton has worked as an attorney and policymaker for a decade. She’s a...
In this episode of History You Should Know, you will learn about 15-year-old Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her seat on the bus six months before Rosa Parks would do the same. These actions contributed to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which has gone down in history as the first large-scale US demonstration against segregation.
A grandmother’s influence: Getting to know Rep. Donna Bullock, chair of the PA Legislative Black Caucus
Join us this week as we speak with Representative Donna Bullock, a member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing the 195th Legislative District, which includes parts of North and West Philadelphia.
Representative Bullock is an attorney, mother, wife, and a tireless public servant, who is committed to supporting working families through legislative initiatives that fund public education, create jobs, and build health...
This episode we are joined by the Women’s Resource Center to learn about a project they did looking at the state of teen dating violence (TDV) policies in public school districts. Listen now to learn how you can utilize the scorecard they created to improve TDV policies in your own schools!
In this episode, we are joined by three experts who share with us the role of Children's Advocacy Centers (CAC) and debunk some myths about what a child medical exam is actually like. We also discuss the importance of collaboration between rape crisis centers and CACs, and how this process can benefit child survivors and their families.
To report suspected child abuse in PA, call ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313.
Episode Description: This episode we are joined by members of the State Leadership Team (SLT) to learn more about the Pennsylvania Prevention State Action Plan. The SLT is a multi-disciplinary action team that works to prevent intimate partner violence across the Commonwealth.
Episode Description: This episode we are joined by Gina McGrath, CEO and Founder of Consent Culture Initiative (CCI). Gina shares with us how CCI empowers folks to create cultures of consent, respect, and accountability -- and how you can get involved with their Consent Action Team!
Episode Description: This episode we are joined by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) to learn how they help people access medical assistance. PHLP is a statewide, nonprofit legal organization devoted to helping low-income folks, people with disabilities, the immigrant community, and survivors of crime gain access to public health coverage and services.
Episode Description: This episode we are joined by Rovaughna Richardson, an international ministries missionary and social worker, who shares with us the work she is doing in Ghana with young women who have been victims of a cultural practice called Trokosi, a form of human trafficking.
When the conversation turns to legislation, public policy, or politics, do you ever feel like you’re out of the loop? Or maybe you’re a real news junkie and would love to learn more about the policies that affect survivors and the sexual violence advocacy community? With Policy in Focus, we’ve got you covered! Tune in to our pilot episode, where PCAR’s Policy Director, Donna Greco, and Policy and Communications Specialist, Kelsey M...
This episode we are joined by PCAR & NSVRC staff who share with us their experiences training on trans cultural humility and how we can be part of the solution to end transphobia.
This episode we learn about how the practice of mindfulness can be used as a prevention strategy. We are joined by Brittany Leach from Women In Need, who tells us about Mindful Beings, a new program that helps teachers implement mindfulness practices into the classroom and daily routine in order to increase self-awareness, reduce conflict, and prevent violence.
This episode we are joined by Sarah McPherson, Program Manager at End Rape on Campus, to learn about three of their new projects: Speaker Series, Campus Accountability Map, and Student Survivor Caucus. Listen now to learn how you can get involved!
This episode we are joined by PCAR staff attorneys to learn about a recent U.S. Supreme Court Case, Mahanoy City School District vs. B.L., and how this decision about student speech might affect survivors.
This episode we are joined by LaQuisha Anthony from V.O.I.C.E and WOAR. LaQuisha was one of our keynote speakers at PCAR’s 2021 virtual conference, and is the recipient of the NSVRC’s 2021 Visionary Voice Award in Pennsylvania. LaQuisha helps us examine the intersections of sexual violence and oppression, how privilege shows up in our work, and what it can look like to be a change agent.
To learn more about V.O.I.C.E, visit www.as...
This episode explores the connection between abuse of animals and abuse of humans. We are joined by Cathleen Palm from the Center for Children’s Justice, Amy Kaunas from the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, and Corporal Spada from the Pennsylvania State Police, who introduce us to the KeystoneLINK Coalition.
In this episode, we are joined by Certified Nurse Midwife Sameerah Shareef, who is also the Medical Director of Michigan State University Sexual Assault Healthcare Program. Sameerah shares with us her vast experience over the years and how midwives can support pregnant survivors.
As both PCAR and NSVRC’s podcasts approach the milestone of one year of recording and sharing episodes, we take listeners behind the scenes to discuss what it takes to launch a podcast and what we’ve learned through this process. Join us for our first joint episode!
Visit www.pcar.org/podcasts for show notes and transcripts.
During this episode, we hear from Danielle M. Conway, Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. We learn about the role of Black women in the suffrage movement, how we can use history to better understand our world today, and action steps we can take in creating anti-racist institutions.
This episode we are joined by Dr. Phyllis Sharps from Johns Hopkins University. We learn about maternal and child health, and the effects of intimate partner violence on pregnant women, infants, and very young children.
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Hosted by Laura Beil (Dr. Death, Bad Batch), Sympathy Pains is a six-part series from Neon Hum Media and iHeartRadio. For 20 years, Sarah Delashmit told people around her that she had cancer, muscular dystrophy, and other illnesses. She used a wheelchair and posted selfies from a hospital bed. She told friends and coworkers she was trapped in abusive relationships, or that she was the mother of children who had died. It was all a con. Sympathy was both her great need and her powerful weapon. But unlike most scams, she didn’t want people’s money. She was after something far more valuable.