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).
Victim Blaming and Selective Compassion
In this episode, we discuss victim blaming, how this impacts survivors of sexual violence, and why people victim blame. We also discuss what selective compassion is and how this relates to the work we do with victims of sexual violence. We discuss how victim blaming and selective compassion are harmful and how we can do better.
To find a local rape crisis center in PA, call 1-888-772-7227 or visit https://pcar.org/help-pa/locations
Observer's reaction to the "innocent victim"
Sexual Assault and Victim Blaming
Implicit Bias Test from Harvard
Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Faith Centers Operating in Bad Faith
How ‘empathy gap’ among social workers can affect services for people of color
Organizational Assessments with Tina Lopes and Barb Thomas
In this two-part episode, we talk with Tina Lopes and Barb Thomas, the authors of Dancing on Live Embers: Challenging Racism in Organizations. Tina and Barb highlight how to utilize and improve organizational assessments to measure anti-racism efforts in non-profit and anti-sexual violence organizations.
You can learn more about Tina and the book at tinalopes.com. Other works from Barb can be found through Between the Lines Publications.
PA Centered: Dancing on Live Embers with Tina Lopes and Barb Thomas –
Part 1/Episode 8 - https://pacentered.podbean.com/e/8/
Part 2/Episode 9 - https://pacentered.podbean.com/e/episode-8dancing-on-live-embers-with-tina-lopes-and-barb-thomas-%e2%80%93-part-2/
PCAR’s Organizational Assessment (adapted from Dancing on Live Embers) - 2020 Org Assessment Blank Version found here: S:\Diversity\BACH Workgroup\Org Assessment\2020 Org Assessment Blank Version
Racism in the Movement by PCAR’s Management Staff - https://pcar.org/blog/racism-movement
How the Mainstream Movement Against Gender-Based Violence Fails Black Workers and Survivors - https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2022/03/racism-domestic-violence-sexual-assault-movement-anti-me-too-black/
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
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