Inspire Indeed: Stacie Vecchietti- Virginia Anti-Violence Project

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Today’s Inspire Indeed was previously recorded at WRIR’s first ever, Local Voices Live. Carol Olson interviewed Stacie Vecchietti, the new Program Director for the Virginia Anti-Violence Project. Stacie talks about the history  and future of the… Continue reading Inspire Indeed: Stacie Vecchietti- Virginia Anti-Violence Project

The V Word: IX on College Campuses – Part III

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Today we  continue our talk with Ted Lewis, Associate Director LGBTQ Campus Life at the University of Richmond, about Title IX, what this means for campuses in protecting students that have experienced sexual harassment and/or sexual violence, as well as it’s implications on LGBTQ students.   This is Part 3 of a 4 part series so please stay tuned! We will be posting the discussion in it’s entirety soon for those that want to listen to it all the way through.   Listen to Part 3 Here   Do you need help or information?  Here are… Continue reading The V Word: IX on College Campuses – Part III

The V Word: Why survivors wait to report

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Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word.  Your host today is Carol Olson. Listen to today’s episode here You have been hearing a lot about the charge against Bill Cosby for sexual assaulting numerous women. The question I have been hearing the most is “Why did they wait so long to report” “Why now?” The reality is that many survivors of sexual assault wait to report. They can wait several days or wait years.  and statistics show that 60% of rapes are not reported to the police. There are many reasons why survivors… Continue reading The V Word: Why survivors wait to report

The V Word: A Fight for Justice

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Welcome to today’s edition of the V Word. Today we talk about the Rolling Stone’s article published last week about the gang rape that happened at a fraternity house on University of Virginia’s campus. A campus located 1 hour from the WRIR studio here in Richmond. We stand in solidarity with the survivors on this campus, the survivor that shared their story for this article, and for those fighting to make sure that sexual assault against all people is taking just as serious as fraternities and college football. We hope that this survivor and… Continue reading The V Word: A Fight for Justice