FEBRUARY 2020 UPDATES FROM STAR
STAR’s mission is to prevent sexual trauma and provide comprehensive, collaborative crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to victims/survivors, their families, and our communities.

BREAKING NEWS:
STAR GOES NATIONAL!

Tomorrow, February 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Alaska time, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing in Washington, DC on Sexual Harassment at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

STAR has been collaborating with NOAA for years to provide training, safety education and services for biologists working in the Alaska Marine Fisheries Service in Southeast Alaska. We have also provided this training with NOAA staff in Seattle and on the Eastern Seaboard, as well as for staff of the National Park Service throughout Alaska.

Our very own Julie Dale, STAR's Prevention & Education Manager, will be there to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives. We couldn't be more proud of Julie for being a shining example of best practice prevention and intervention efforts nationwide, and for representing Alaska so well!

NEW! Identity, Inc. and STAR Enter New Partnership
A STAR Advocate will be located at the Identity, Inc. office every other Wednesday, starting March 4, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Stop by this safe, LGBTQ+ friendly environment for information about sexual assault, reporting options, legal advocacy, counseling, and 24-Hour free and confidential support.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we will hold events throughout month to raise awareness and support for survivors of sexual assault. Get ready for the #30DaysofSAAM Instagram Contest , Wear Teal Day, a /vib/ cycle ride, Denim Day, educational booths and extra outreach during the month of April...even a "Flash Tat" event that we're really, really excited about!

April 7: Wear Teal Day
April 29: Denim Day

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer for SAAM Events, email us at star@staralaska.org or call (907) 276-7279. during office hours.
STAR to Benefit from the Nation's Longest Running Women's Triathlon
The Gold Nugget Triathlon Board of Directors has selected STAR - Standing Together Against Rape as the non-profit beneficiary of the GNT fundraiser this year! GNT registrants will have the chance to make a donation to STAR during full-registration. The GNT plans to match all donations collected up to $5,000. We are so honored by this designation, thank you GNT! This will go a long way in supporting our mission, and the mission of the Gold Nugget Triathlon which is " dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through athletics."

Registration opens at 8:00 p.m. on March 2, and it sells out fast. We will be there to volunteer, and we invite you to join us!


Why men in women’s high-heeled shoes?

We challenge men to walk in women's high-heeled shoes to actively confront gender stereotypes and expectations. We are looking for individuals and teams of men to "walk the walk" by joining us to raise awareness and funds to help the people STAR serves. So start talking about it, create a buzz, gather your buddies and join us. Registration is open NOW

Do you belong to any of these groups?

  • Community Service Clubs - Rotary, Lions, Moose Lodge, Kiwanis
  • Local Unions: Public Service, Craft, Industrial, Specific Service (Iron Workers, Electricians, Carpenters, Plumbers & Pipefitters, etc.)
  • Community Council
  • Law Enforcement - Troopers, Police, Dept. of Corrections
  • Sports Teams - High School, College
  • Military - Active Duty, Retired, VFW, American Legion
  • Men

If you identify with any of these, rally your group to join us at this fun event!

$$$ It's Alaska PFD Season $$$

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