What do we mean when we say RIP rape culture?

We are all impacted by rape culture at our jobs, on the street, in our relationships, in our politics, & in our media. At Ampersand, our vision is Freedom From Sexual Violence.  

You deserve to live in a world that values consent, autonomy, and the power of your community. When you support Ampersand, do it for you. 

To end rape culture, we work to build something in its place together. This week we are asking you to support us with your dollars.  

Trained community volunteers help Ampersand maintain a 24/7 support line for anyone impacted by sexual violence to receive access to resources and an advocate. These same community members help Ampersand respond to the 17 hospitals in the Bluegrass when survivors arrive at the emergency room after an assault 

Investing in a new culture means investing in resources that support all survivorsThis is what your donation does. 

Your donation helps to end rape culture by… 

  • Ensuring that survivors can access free therapy and support systems 
  • Connecting artists to survivors who set aside time to practice self-care during this pandemic 
  • Equipping community partners with information and skills to prevent harm from occurring 
  • Interrupting harm in our schools, and empowering students, coworkers, friends, and neighbors to get creative about intervening in ways that feel comfortable for them 

Ending rape culture will take all of us finding our role, whether your role is finding support, advocating, or raising awareness & raising funds.  

Ending rape culture will take looking forward. What is your role?  

If you can, please donate today. Ask your network to donate! Use it as a way to make the conversation real and to normalize all of us engaging in this community issue. Our goal to raise $12,000 by Halloween is a little scary and we need everyone to contribute who can. 

If 25% of our followers donated $16 we would reach that goal in one day  

If you need us we are here, and if you’re ready to answer the call, we need you. Please donate today. 

 

In Solidarity,  

The Ampersand Team 

 

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RIP Rape Culture
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