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Seminar for Parents and Guardians: How to Talk to Your Children About Consent and Sexual Assault

Our kids have access to information and media about sex and relationships earlier than ever before. That’s why we’re hosting our own seminar about “the talk!” This seminar is free and will be suitable for parents and guardians of children of all ages. Kids are…


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Keri’s Kids Gives Back

We are so fortunate to live in a wonderful county where people who care about our community and work hard to make it even better every day. One such person is Keri Vellis. Keri is the author of two amazing children’s books, Sometimes and When I…


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Pride & Survivors

June is recognized as Pride month, a time for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, pansexual, asexual, queer, trans, gender non-conforming, bigender, demisexual, intersex, and two-spirit people to celebrate their identities and histories. While there is a lot of amazing work to recognize and celebrate, there…


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In Light of Mother’s Day: Protecting Our Girls

The article below is a guest piece by Sonoma’s own Stephanie Hiller. It is intended for mothers who want to protect their daughters, but we think that all readers can gain some insight into sexual violence, human trafficking, and more. Read on: Moms have always…


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Love Hope Joy Project

Our own Ann Clark’s healing, hopeful work was highlighted by the Sonoma Index-Tribune! From the article: Have you ever happened upon a small stone with an inspirational message? In July 2016, Ann Clark started the “Love Hope Joy Project” in Sonoma. As of last month,…


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What is a rape kit?

This article was originally published by Project Consent on April 16, 2018. It was written by MCKENZIE SCHWARK and appears here with the consent of Project Consent.  WHAT IS A “RAPE KIT?” A rape kit is a way of collecting evidence from an assault from the clothing, belongings, or…


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North Bay Women in Music Benefit for Verity

We are very excited to be one of two beneficiaries of an upcoming awesome weekend of music! Read more about this upcoming event online and buy your tickets here and get more information from the Facebook event! Read on for excerpts from an excellent article…


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#DearSurvivor Campaign

Here at Verity, we serve hundreds of survivors every year and reach thousands through our outreach and education efforts. Some survivors choose to share their stories with us, and others simply silently make a note of our services. Not every survivor will want or need…


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Screening of “The Rape of Recy Taylor” in Sebastopol

The Rape of Recy Taylor A Benefit for Verity Thu, Mar 29 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear…


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FREE Screening of the Mask You Live In

  Join us on April 11th for a free screening of The Mask You Live In, a documentary on masculinity its effects on boys in America. Do you think American masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large? Do you want to learn…


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