"It's so important for everyone to recognize what gender stereotyping, dating violence, sexual assault and consent is so that we can be more aware and conscious in our own relationships."  -Hanover High sophomore
Learn the foundations and be the change

Our fall training sessions start soon and we hope you will join us!

Foundations of Gender-Based Violence begins on October 1, and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays until October 22. This training is for community members who want to engage in ending gender-based violence. It provides the skills to end violence within your own spheres of influence.

Court Observer training will take place on October 14, 9-11:30 am . Court Observers are a consistent presence on the side of victims at court proceedings.

Space is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible to sign up for this session. For more information, click here or email Stacey .
Parenting for prevention
 
As Upper Valley students head back to school, we are thinking about many of their summer reading assignments. Students from Thetford Academy and Hanover High School read House on Mango Street , Woodstock Union students read Passing and East of Eden , and Rivendell Academy students wrote papers about the stereotypes and prejudices found in their books. In many of the novels students are required to read, both as summer reading and as part of their regular school curricula, themes of gender-based violence often play a role in the story in some way or another. Click here to learn more .
Save the Dates
We are offering two events this fall where we can gather and be together as we explore different aspects of gender-based violence. These events are free and open to the public. Mark your calendars and email us for more information.
November
14
Thursday
A WISE screening
Join us at The Engine Room in White River Junction on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm for a s pecial WISE screening of The Great American Lie , the newest documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom. We will provide refreshments and context as we watch this film together and make the connections to our work.

The film, which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April, exposes how social and economic inequality is rooted in our beliefs with the cultural pendulum swinging too far towards revering things we consider “masculine,” like individualism, power, and money, at the expense of things we consider “feminine,” like empathy, care, and collaboration. Check out the official trailer .
November
19
Thursday
A WISE Book Tour
Join us at the Howe on Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 pm for our book club on the road! We are partnering with the Howe Library in Hanover to read together and process some of the themes in Big Little Lies , by Liane Moriarty. Pick up a copy at the Library or bring your own and spend the evening with us.
We're hiring! Development Coordinator
Join our Development team and help us meet the financial goals of WISE. Primary responsibilities include managing the donor database, gifts, and coordinating fundraising events. Additional responsibilities may include grant-writing, donor communications, donor research, and other fundraising-related projects. Click here to learn more . Interested? To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Betsy .
Leading the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence
Program Center · 38 Bank Street · Lebanon, NH 03766
every hour, every day · 866-348-WISE
tel: 603-448-8922 · fax: 603-448-2799 · www.wiseuv.org