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).
A trailblazer: Getting to Know Rep. Joanna McClinton, Democratic Leader of Pennsylvania’s State House
Join us this week as we speak with Representative Joanna McClinton, Democratic Leader of Pennsylvania’s State House.
Representative McClinton has served as a member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2015, representing the 191st State House District, which includes parts of Western and Southwestern Philadelphia, Yeadon, and Darby.
Representative McClinton has worked as an attorney and policymaker for a decade. She’s a historic trailblazer, passionate advocate, and dedicated public servant.
In 2015, Rep McClinton was the first woman ever to be elected from her district to the State House. Three years later, she became the first woman and first black person in Pennsylvania’s History to serve as Chair of the State House Democratic Caucus. In 2020, Representative McClinton became the first woman elected to serve as Democratic Leader of Pennsylvania’s State House, the oldest legislative body in the United States.
PCAR legislative priorities
Visit Rep. Joanna McClinton's website
History You Should Know: Claudette Colvin
In this episode of History You Should Know, you will learn about 15-year-old Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her seat on the bus six months before Rosa Parks would do the same. These actions contributed to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which has gone down in history as the first large-scale US demonstration against segregation.
A grandmother’s influence: Getting to know Rep. Donna Bullock, chair of the PA Legislative Black Caucus
Join us this week as we speak with Representative Donna Bullock, a member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing the 195th Legislative District, which includes parts of North and West Philadelphia.
Representative Bullock is an attorney, mother, wife, and a tireless public servant, who is committed to supporting working families through legislative initiatives that fund public education, create jobs, and build healthy, sustainable communities. She is an advocate for equal pay, an increased minimum wage, clean energy and environmental justice, quality public schools and pre-k education, and sustainable community development.
Visit Rep. Bullock’s House of Representatives Member page
PCAR legislative priorities
Episode 40: Teen Dating Violence Policies
This episode we are joined by the Women’s Resource Center to learn about a project they did looking at the state of teen dating violence (TDV) policies in public school districts. Listen now to learn how you can utilize the scorecard they created to improve TDV policies in your own schools!
The State of Dating Violence Policies in Public Schools Districts in PA’s Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties
Women’s Resource Center
PA Department of Education - Model Dating Violence Policy
Futures Without Violence - A School Policy to Increase Student Safety
Break the Cycle - Safe Schools Model Policy
Episode 39: The Role of Children’s Advocacy Centers & Child Medical Exams
In this episode, we are joined by three experts who share with us the role of Children's Advocacy Centers (CAC) and debunk some myths about what a child medical exam is actually like. We also discuss the importance of collaboration between rape crisis centers and CACs, and how this process can benefit child survivors and their families.
To report suspected child abuse in PA, call ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313.
Children's Advocacy Centers of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Center Locations
Delaware County Victim Assistance Center
Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) model
About CACs: Inspiring Hope, Ending Abuse
About CACs: Child-Focused Investigation
About CACs: Support for the Healing Journey
Episode 38- PA State Leadership Team
Episode Description: This episode we are joined by members of the State Leadership Team (SLT) to learn more about the Pennsylvania Prevention State Action Plan. The SLT is a multi-disciplinary action team that works to prevent intimate partner violence across the Commonwealth.
PCADV Prevention State Action Plan
PCADV's Prevention Statewide Leadership Team Releases Bold Five-Year State Action Plan for Preventing Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania
State Action Planning and Coalition Building to Prevent Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
Contact Kristen Herman to learn more about the SLT at email@example.com
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