Resilience News & Events
In honor of Resilience’s 45th anniversary and our theme “Celebrating Resilience,” we’re celebrating the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our biggest supporters. This month we’re celebrating the donors who partner with us to help us achieve our vision of a world free of sexual violence for everyone. Supporting Resilience since 2000 (19 years and counting!), Jean Cozier is one of Resilience’s most important donors and supporters. Watch the full video below or click this link to watch the video on YouTube.
Resiliencia se ha asociado con Legal Aid Chicago, el mayor proveedor de asistencia legal civil gratuita y completa de Chicago, en un esfuerzo por asegurar que los sobrevivientes tengan acceso a abogados civiles que puedan brindar apoyo en asuntos legales surgidos de violencia sexual.
Continue reading “Consulta Gratuita de Abogados en Resiliencia 11/8/19” »
Resilience has partnered with Legal Aid Chicago, Chicago’s largest provider of free, comprehensive civil legal aid, in an effort to assure survivors have access to civil attorneys who can provide support on legal matters that have arisen from sexual assault. Click here to download the flyer.
Continue reading “Free Attorney Consultation at Resilience 11/8/19” »
Mark your calendars! This year #GivingTuesday is on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. You can support Resilience by clicking the Donate button at the top of our website.
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. We at Resilience will be participating, with plenty of ways for you to give and a round-the-clock campaign. Stay tuned for more updates. We hope you’ll join us!
Support Resilience during #GivingTuesday:
- Make a gift on our website
- Make a gift on #ILGive, the official #GivingTuesday campaign for the state of Illinois
- Use #MyGivingStory to tell your story of giving to Resilience. You can win up to $10,000 for Resilience!
- Spread the word! Tell others about giving to Resilience on #GIvingTuesday
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Online giving campaigns are successful because of amazing supporters like you. Thank you!
Resilience Director of Education & Training Lillian Cartwright was featured in an article and audio recording in the City Bureau on September 26, 2019. Lillian was representing Resilience on a panel of speakers addressing the topic of how journalists can improve their coverage of stories involving sexual violence. Read the full article here and listen to the recording here.
In an interview published on FOX 32 on October 11, 2019, Resilience Director of Advocacy Services Mariá Balata spoke about victim blaming and the dynamics of sexual violence. Watch the full video here.
A concert benefiting Resilience was featured in an article published in the Chicago Reader on October 22, 2019. Read the full article here.
Resilience is partnering with Legal Aid Chicago to provide free comprehensive legal assistance for sexual assault and sexual violence survivors, as a part of the Comprehensive Legal Assistance for Survivors Project (CLASP). Please see details below or check our Facebook for updates about the next free attorney consultation at our office:
Continue reading “CLASP: Free Legal Help for Sexual Violence Survivors” »
Resilience has partnered with Legal Aid Chicago, Chicago’s largest provider of free, comprehensive civil legal aid, in an effort to assure survivors have access to civil attorneys who can provide support on legal matters that have arisen from sexual assault.
RESILIENCE STATEMENT OF AFFIRMATION FOR TRANS STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS DURING SUPREME COURT CONSIDERATION OF LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS CASES UNDER TITLE VII
As the Supreme Court grapples with the meaning of ‘sex’ under Title VII (7); Resilience wants to reaffirm our support of anti-discrimination policies that include protections for the LGBTQ community. While the Illinois Human Rights Act includes gender and sexual orientation as a protected class, not all states embrace this level of inclusivity which means the Supreme Court’s interpretation is critical in setting the stage for equity.
Resilience supports survivors, staff and volunteers of all identities. We find it particularly troubling that in today’s proceedings, concerns over transgender women working at shelters was presented as a reason to bar the inclusion of our LGBTQ friends in Title 7 protections. We want to be perfectly clear; we welcome transgender folks to get involved in our work. Within the trans community there are alarming rates of sexual violence, making access to rape crisis services critical. According to the 2015 Transgender Survey, nearly 47% of trans people are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime. This more than doubles the rates of sexual violence for cis women. We value staff and volunteers who represent the clients the serve.
To the LGBTQ community, know that your identity and equitable rights and protections matter to us at Resilience. We stand with you in solidarity.
Statement by Sarah Layden, Resilience Director of Programs and Public Policy. For more information on this and other policy positions, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resilience is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of sexual violence. Through programs, outreach, and support, Resilience strives for a world free of sexual violence for everyone. Learn more at ourresilience.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn @ResilienceChi.
Resilience is hosting two trainings for Higher Education Institutions as required under the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act. Please see details and registration below:
Continue reading “Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Training 10/25/19 and 12/6/19” »
In an article published on September 23, 2019 in the DePaulia, Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden was interviewed for an op-ed about the myth that sexual assault allegations derail the careers of powerful men. Read the full article here.
With our new partnership with Percent Pledge, you can now support Resilience by making a single, monthly gift to our Women’s Empowerment Cause Portfolio. Click here to make a gift today.
In honor of Resilience’s 45th anniversary and our theme “Celebrating Resilience,” we’re celebrating the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our biggest supporters, starting with our volunteers.
Continue reading “Celebrating Resilience: Victoria Velinski” »
OurMusicMyBody is a campaign by Between Friends and Resilience promoting safe and consent-informed music experiences for all and trying to end sexual violence in music spaces. This grassroots movement relies on volunteers to both create a physical presence at music venues and festivals by tabling and to help us spread awareness in a variety of ways. If you’d like to help us end sexual harassment AND see your favorite bands play live, become a volunteer! Please see details below:
Continue reading “OurMusicMyBody Fall Volunteer Training” »
Resilience is offering drop-in support groups for survivors of sexual violence who are currently on the Resilience wait list. ***Please note that group will not be meeting on Thursday, October 31!*** Please see details below:
Continue reading “Drop-In Support Groups 9/26/19-11/21/19” »
In an interview published on Vocalo on August 28, 2019, Prevention Educator Maggie Arthur talked about OurMusicMyBody and sexual violence prevention education. Click here to listen to the full story.
Please join us as we celebrate the new home of our office location in Austin!
Continue reading “Austin Open House 9/16/19” »