In this episode, John speaks with Brie Franklin of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA). They discuss the CCASA's mission, the recent legislation they helped pass in Colorado protecting survivors, the Sexual Assault Support Guide they collaborated on over the summer, Colorado Denim Day and the You Have A Right campaign. Tune in to learn more!
Brie joined CCASA in December 2014. She has been working in the movements to end sexual and domestic violence since 1998 and has been an advocate and educator at both rural and urban community-based advocacy organizations in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon as well as in New Zealand. She also worked at the state level administering rape prevention and education funds, and providing training and technical assistance on a wide range of topics related to sexual violence intervention and prevention. Prior to joining CCASA, Brie was the financial director at a community-based sexual assault advocacy organization and was also involved in legislative and policy work in Oregon. Brie holds an MA in Sociology from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand; her thesis examined advocates’ experiences of dis/empowerment as employees in sexual assault and domestic violence organizations. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Non Profit Management from the University of Oregon. Brie is passionate about supporting the anti-violence field in developing and enhancing empowering, anti-oppressive organizational policies and practices.
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