*Posting has been closed* We’re hiring a new Education Coordinator to join our fabulous team! It’s a 20 hour a week position that pays $24.39/hr plus vacation pay, has a pay increase each year, and sweet benefits like medical/dental coverage.
*written by Elise Fermina Freire, one of our amazing volunteers* Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about support and consent, even more so now that I am volunteering with the Anti-Violence Project (AVP). Support and consent are linked, as both
These days, like all days, it feels like there is so much harm happening in the world. Craigslist recently closed down all of its Personals sections (across all sites and locations in the world), Instagram now censors its search tool—every
As you may have heard, AVP’s annual volunteer training is beginning in May this year instead of September! If you are thinking of applying to volunteer with AVP, you may have already checked out the Volunteering with AVP page on
After a very long process of collaboration, creativity, and care, we have a new zine! This zine is thinking about healing. Healing – The restoration and balancing of our bodies, minds, energies, spirits, communities, identities, of ourselves (in any way that we
We’re hiring a new Support Coordinator to join our fabulous team! It’s a 20 hour a week position that pays $24.39/hr plus vacation pay, has a pay increase each year, and sweet benefits like medical/dental coverage. The ‘support’ in this
Volunteers play a huge role at the Anti-Violence Project. They run workshops, organize events, host drop in hours, and many many other amazing things. With our limited paid staff hours, volunteers are essential. This is why we invest so much
Are you interested in volunteering with AVP? Here is your chance! We’ve been hard at work planning an exciting volunteer training program for 2018. This year, the training will cover topics such as consent, care, colonization, heteropatriarchy, white supremacy and
Humans are messy creatures. Interacting with each other, especially in vulnerable ways, comes with risk. Although usually unintentional, we hurt each other often. In this current society we are taught entitlement to bodies from a very young age. For example,
While taking a picture of someone can seem like a fun and insignificant act, these daily acts of entitlement to people’s bodies are some of the things that keep bigger acts of non-consent as the norm. It is easy and significant to ask if it’s okay if I take your picture, to listen to your answer, and respect it, to respect your self-determination. In asking for consent I am holding you as the expert of your own self. I am working to decolonize our relationship. Learning about and practicing consent is a threat to colonialism – when all bodies are valued it is no longer just white, straight, able-bodied, cisgendered bodies that are deemed worthy, valuable, and important. Practicing these small daily acts can have a big impact.