JANUARY 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.

The STAR office
will be closed today,
Monday, January 20, in observance of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We hope you are enjoying your day, and that you are able to participate in meaningful acts of service today and beyond.




As always, our
for anyone who needs support, anytime.

(907) 276-7273
Toll-Free (800) 478-8999

We would like to take this opportunity to give a heartfelt thanks
to all of our wonderful
Crisis Line V olunteers
who generously give their time to answer those calls on weeknights, weekends, and holidays.

You are making a difference in our community every single day, and we could NOT do our work without you. Thank you.

WOW and thank you, UAA Journalism & Public Communications Team
Last fall, three UAA Journalism and Public Communications students were assigned a project for their Planning and Writing for Strategic Communications class, and chose to work with STAR. On January 7, Jason and Jennifer came to STAR to share a mood board and a digital presentation for Staff. Their project included proposed new colors, refreshed brand elements, messaging and digital marketing ideas. They are scheduled to present to our board of directors later this month, so be on the lookout in the future as we roll out some updates to the STAR brand. All of us were very impressed with Jason, Jennifer and Gina's work, and we look forward to seeing them thrive in the marketing world moving forward!
$$$ It's Alaska PFD Season $$$
Volunteer & Fundraising Events Update
The Vagina Monologues 2020: Do you have your tickets yet?

This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY experience at the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub! Auditions were held this past weekend, and you are going to LOVE the talented people who will be performing this year! Thank you to our Director, Brooks Banker and Assistant Director, Amoura Devereaux, for thoughtfully placing each person in the perfect monologue. We are delighted to announce this year's cast: Jane Baird, Kiersten Baird, Catie Bartlett, Bridget Coffou, Whitney Flores, Annis Killen, Lillian Lennon, Megan Mcilmail, Vivian Melde, Heidi Petersen, Karly Robinson, Vicki Russel, Aly Shaw, and Brittany Sutter.

Proceeds from this event will benefit STAR and the people we serve.
COMING SOON
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
There is A LOT in store...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we will be doing great things throughout the community. Get ready for the #30DaysofSAAM Instagram Contest, Wear Teal Day, Denim Day, educational booths and extra outreach during the month of April.

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.

Save the Date for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® : April 25!

Why men in women’s high-heeled shoes?

We ask men to walk in women's high-heeled shoes to actively confront gender stereotypes and expectations. In this space of playful competition and openness, it's possible to reveal and consider many of the underlying causes of men's sexualized violence with less defensiveness and denial. So start talking about it, create a buzz, gather your buddies and join us. Registration for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® will open on staralaska.com on February 1.

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