April 5, 2019, Noon, Live Radio With WRUV FM Burlington (90.1FM and wruv.org)
In this one hour live radio show we will be talking about sexual assault awareness. How to be more aware of rape culture, on college campus and the greater community. The panelists each have skills and knowledge including an indigenous perspective from Chief Eugene. They work with survivors, listen and counsel with victims of abuse and have solutions that pave a way forward to empower each other, to protect each other and heal.
Sarah Mell, Education & Outreach Coordinator
Sarah (she/her or they/them pronouns) has been active in the field of sexuality education for more than a decade, with much of that work focused on college and University campuses. Trained by the award-winning education team at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, much of Sarah’s work focuses on intersections of identities and power as they relate to our understanding of intimate relationships and sexuality. As Education & Outreach Coordinator, Sarah provides training and workshop opportunities for students, staff, and faculty on concepts of positive sexuality, the prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence, and the ways we experience power and privilege in relationship to ourselves and others. She is responsible for the coordination of the annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference each spring, as well as for getting the word out about who the Women’s Center is and what we do on campus and in the community. She is happiest when she is performing on stage, or when talking with college-aged men about all things related to sexuality. https://www.uvm.edu/womenscenter
Judy Rickstad, Campus Victim’s Advocate
Also known as the “Victim’s Advocate,” Judy (she/her pronouns) is responsible for providing direct services and coordinating services on campus for victims of sexual assault, stalking, and relationship and domestic violence. She serves as a confidential source to provide options, information, and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence, and to friends and family members. Additionally, Judy provides educational programs around issues of gender violence to students, staff, and faculty. As an advocate, she works closely with a variety of campus and community organizations to help prevent violence and to provide the best service possible to survivors.She says,” I am involved in facilitating and creating the Empowerment series on healing that is held at the Women’s Center. https://www.uvm.edu/womenscenter.com
From Steps To End Domestic Violence, Education and Prevention Coordinator, Marla Goldstein will join us. She visits many schools in the area and listens and works with youth. Her experience and knowledge from the larger community is important in this conversation and we are excited to have her join us.
Chief Eugene Rich has many calls at the Mississquoi Tribal Office that concern Abenaki citizens. He has a sensitive nature and awareness of the needs of his tribal members and especially related to survivors of domestic violence. We appreciate his perspective and look forward to hearing about programs he is working on that educate and bring awareness to his Abenaki community. (https://www.abenakination.com/)
This program will be updated as needed. Thank-you to WRUV staff Katie Masterson and Gabby for your help in setting up and thank-you ahead to other DJ’s for your help!! See you on the radio with Moccasin Tracks April 5 at Noon!! from host and producer, Deb Reger