Education / Safety / SSAIS

Title IX Is Under Attack And It’s Students Who Will Suffer The Most

On June 23, 1972, Title IX became law. Forty-eight years later, its letter and spirit are under assault by the Trump administration. I am joining SSAIS in their fight against these harmful changes, and I hope you’ll join me. SSAIS is determined to uphold K-12 students’ right to an education free from sex discrimination, despite … Continue reading

Education / Published Articles / Safety

Five Survivors Speak Out in the Sexual Assault Documentary “It Happened Here”

This article I wrote reviewing It Happened Here – the powerful sexual assault documentary I use for screenings to educate high school and college students – was published in jGirls Magazine. You may read the article below or on the jGirls website. Genre: Documentary Release Date: 2014 Director: Lisa F. Jackson Producer: Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen … Continue reading

Safety / SSAIS

Should We Teach About Consent In K-12? Brett Kavanaugh’s Home State Says Yes…And So Do I!

The following article by Anya Kamenetz was published on NPR.org 9/28/18. You may read it here or on the NPR website. I am inspired by Delegate Ariana Kelly’s work to bring much-needed consent education to K-12 students in Maryland. She has done what I hope to do in Florida and what I believe should be … Continue reading

Awards / Diller Tikkun Olam Award / In The News / Safety / SSAIS / Volunteerism

Advocating Awareness

This article written by Shane Donglasan originally appeared in The Observer on July 30, 2018. Minnah Stein has been nationally recognized for her work addressing sexual assault in Sarasota high schools. Minnah Stein is on a mission to educate Sarasota high school students about a difficult, yet pervasive topic. A 17-year-old recent graduate of Pine … Continue reading

Education / In The News / Safety

EMPOWERU Named Ally on Deeds Not Words Website

I am very excited to announce that Deeds Not Words has listed EMPOWERU as one of its allies on the DeedsNotWords.com site. Woo hoo! This is an exciting opportunity because it broadens the reach of EMPOWERU, enabling me to connect with so many more people and offer educational resources and activism opportunities to people worldwide. I … Continue reading

Education / Safety / SSAIS

What is Title IX?

In this short excerpt from the Stop Sexual Assault in Schools’ video Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! students watch a presentation that explains Title IX protections. I was honored that some of my friends and I could contribute our voices to the video. Click here to watch the full video  and Part 2. Sexual Harassment: Not … Continue reading