PA Centered

PA Centered

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).

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May 5, 2021 33 min

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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In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about Nicole Pittman, an attorney and national expert working to end child sexual abuse and terminate the practice of registering children as sex offenders.

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  • Just Beginnings Collaborative Names Nicole Pittman Executive Director
  • 2019 Leadership Prize Winner Nicole Pittman on her work, leadership
  • Studies, experts question effect of placing children on sex offender regist...
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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about Harriet Ann Jacobs, an enslaved women who published the book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, describing the years of sexual abuse she survived at the hands of the white man who enslaved her until she escaped. Her writings raised awareness within the abolitionist movement about the sexual exploitation of enslaved women.

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  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave ...
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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about Aishah Shahidah Simmons, a survivor,  filmmaker and an award-winning Black feminist lesbian cultural worker, who, for over 25-years, has examined the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and sexual violence.

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  • The Story of SNCC
  • Imagine Otherwise: Aishah Shahidah Simmons on Black Feminist Anti-Violence Activism
  • Making the Revolution Irresistible: An Interview ...
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    April 19, 2021 6 min

    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about Audre Lorde, a survivor who described herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” 

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  • Poetry Room Listening Booth: Audre Lorde
  • Poetry Foundation: Audre Lorde
  • Biographies: Audre Lorde
  • About Audre Lorde (includes list of works)
  • Breaking Isolation: Self Care and Community Care Tools for Our People
  • Visit www.pcar.org/podcasts for show notes and transcripts. 

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    During this episode, we are joined by members of the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team, or KCIT to learn more about how they support communities after trauma occurs. Learn more about how you can get involved or contact KCIT for your community at kcitpa.org.

    Contact KCIT:

  • Visit org
  • Email Donna, Melissa or info@kcitpa.org
  • Call the 24/7 hotline at 855-767-5248
  • Learn more about becoming a volunteer here. Learn more about training o...

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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about Mariame Kaba -- an organizer, educator and curator whose work focuses on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice, and supporting youth leadership development.

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    ·         Being MK - Mariame Kaba's Personal Website

    ·         Project NIA

    ·         Interrupting Criminalization 

    ·         Survived and Punished

    ·    ...

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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about The Combahee River Collective, who are best known for publishing the Combahee River Collective Statement in 1977. The Collective used an approach to community organizing that centered the most marginalized group in their liberation work, and laid the foundation for the theory of intersectionality.

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  • (1977) The Combahee River Collective Statement
  • Combahee River Co...
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    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This episode is from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s podcast, Resource on the Go. During this episode, NSVRC staff explore this year’s campaign, We Can Build Safe Online Spaces, and share resources and ideas about how to get involved during SAAM. 

    Learn more:

  • SAAM Website
  • National SAAM Event List
  • #30DaysofSAAM Instagram Challenge
  • Day of Action
  • Resource on the Go Podcast
  • National ...
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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about Loretta J. Ross, a powerful advocate who is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert on racial justice, women’s rights, reproductive justice, and human rights.

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  • Loretta J. Ross website
  • Loretta Ross: Reproductive Justice Pioneer, Co-Founder of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
  • Paying it Forward Instead of Looking Backwards
  • SisterSong W...
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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, an investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement, most known for her organizing of anti-lynching campaigns.

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  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • #MeToo Won’t Succeed If We Don’t Listen to Black Women
  • Ida B. Wells and the Lynching of Black Women
  • Ida B. Wells offered the solution to police violence more than 100 years ago
  • Ly...
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    During this episode, we are joined by Forensic Nursing Specialist, Angelita Olowu from the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), to hear about her experience as a Black Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Angelita shares practical suggestions about how to diversify the forensic nursing field and support people of color in these roles, in order to provide the best level of care for survivors.

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  • Sexual As...
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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we highlight Recy Taylor and Rosa Parks. Most people know about Rosa Parks’ role in the civil rights movement, but don’t know about her role as a sexual assault investigator, where she fought for justice for many survivors, including Recy Taylor.

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  • Recy Taylor, Rosa Parks, and the Struggle for Racial Justice
  • Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
  • Rosa Parks...
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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement. Tarana is a survivor, advocate, activist, and community organizer who continues to make history and inspire us.

     

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  • me too. Movement
  • We, As Ourselves 
  • Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement
  • The Woman Who Began the #MeToo Movement Was a Philly Activist
  • The White Feminist Version of #MeToo is in Ruins for Many Reaso...
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    Do you know what your options are if you’ve been sexually harassed at work? In this episode, we learn from Staff Attorneys Konrad Jarzyna and Lisa Matukaitis about your rights and the steps you can take if you’ve experienced harassment while on the job. For confidential and legal assistance, contact PCAR’s Sexual Violence Legal Assistance Project (SVLAP) at 717-901-6784.

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  • Reporting Workplace Sexual Harassment in Pennsy...
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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about two important women and the significance of their court cases. Celia, an enslaved Black woman who was convicted of murdering her slave owner, and Joan Little, the first woman in US history to be acquitted after using deadly force to resist sexual assault.

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  • Missouri v. Celia, a Slave
  • Celia, A Slave, Trial (1855): An Account
  • The Celia Project 
  • Aug. 15: 1975: Joan Li...
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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we learn about the Memphis Riots of 1866, including the stories of two survivors, Lucy Smith and Frances Thompson.

     

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  • Sexual Violence and the Memphis Riot
  • Frances Thompson, Survivor of the Memphis Massacre
  • 10 Trans Women Pioneers They Definitely Didn’t Tell You About In History Class
  • Memphis Riot, 1866
  •  Visit www.pcar.org/podcasts for show notes and transcripts. 

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    In this episode of History You Should Know, we highlight Anita Hill and Kimberlé Crenshaw. Many people know about both of these extraordinary women, but during this episode we learn about how they crossed paths during the 1991 Supreme Court Nomination Hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas.

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  • Anita Hill, Brandeis University
  • How History Changed Anita Hill
  • We Still Haven’t Learned From Anita Hill’s Testimony
  • Kimberlé W. Crensha...
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    This episode we are joined by Family Support Line and Fiore Design to learn how they created and launched the first public awareness campaign in Pennsylvania aimed to reach children and youth. They share the goals of the campaign, the process, setbacks, and lessons learned along the way, and how it felt to pioneer something that had never been done before. 

  • Learn more about Family Support Line by visiting their website. View the p...
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    Surprise! PCAR is starting a new series of mini-episodes called History You Should Know. Over the next few months, this series will celebrate and highlight the stories of the people and events that advanced the anti-sexual violence movement. This introduction to the series explores the complicated history of how stories from our movement are told.

    To access the History and Philosophy course, sign in or create a free account at cam...

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