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KHUM 19th ANNUAL STOP THE VIOLENCE - START THE HEALING
CO-HOSTS: CLIFF BERKOWITZ, KHUM and SHERI JOHNSON – Humboldt State University
WEEK ONE: TOPIC: The Culture of Aggression
NOVEMBER 4 ………………… Sheri Johnson - Humboldt State University (co-host)
Director of Field Education, ~ Dept. of Social Work, Chair of the H. C. Domestic Violence
NOVEMBER 5.......................... Professor Max Schnurer, Chair of the Communication Department and the Co-Chair of the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee at HSU.
NOVEMBER 6 ......................... Jean LaPietra and Haydee Hopkins, Promotores - Domestic Violence in the Latino Community
NOVEMBER 7 – LIVE-CALL IN PANEL
Pictured left to right: Sheri Johnson (co-host); Bill Damiano, Humboldt County Chief Probation Officer Professor; Jennifer Eichstedt, HSU Sociology Professor and BIAS coordinator; Max Schnurer, HSU; CR Head Football Coach, Taylor Breitzman - This was a spirited discussion. Full audio below. NOTE: We had an issue with the first minute of the recording, the rest is fine.
WEEK TWO: TOPIC: Sexualized Violence in Humboldt County
NOVEMBER 11...................... Paula Arrowsmith-Jones, North Coast Rape Crisis Team - Paula and I go over
the week's topic in general terms and lay out the week's interviews.
NOVEMBER 12...................... Trim scene, Paula Arrowsmith-Jones, NCRCT - The marijuana industry is a major part of the Humboldt economy. A good deal of people, many who are young earn extra money trimming this time of year. Unfortunately the isolation and illegal aspect of the practice opens the door to potential sexual assault. Paula returns to address this issue specifically.
NOVEMBER 13...................... Jessica Pettitt - Jessica is a Diversity Trainer who specializes in the LGBT Community and issues. The Queer community is more vulnerable to both violence in general and sexualized violence than the straight community. She spoke with us from the road in Indiana.
NOVEMBER 14 - LIVE-CALL IN PANEL
Pictured left to right: Sheri Johnson (co-host); Kim Schneider, DA Victim Witness; Susan McGee, Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council; Maryann Hayes Mariani, North Coast Rape Crisis Team. This was a strong, focused discussion on all aspects of Sexualized Violence. Thank you to our panel and a heartfelt thank you to our callers.
WEEK THREE: TOPIC: Youth who are Vulnerable and the People Who Can Help
NOVEMBER 18....................... Rochelle Trochtenberg and Monique Molina HCTAYC - Humboldt County Transitional Age Youth Collaborative
NOVEMBER 19 …….............. Spare Change Coordinator, Kate Jamison-Alward, and Health Educator for Planned Parenthood Northern California, plus two teen members of Spare Change, Amethyst Shelton and Logan Lancaster
NOVEMBER 20 ……............... RAVEN Project: Brandy Asher, Program Coordinator; Randy Lesser, Street Outreach; and Jamie Bartlett, Youth Educator
NOVEMBER 21 –Healing Breakfast at the Eureka Women’s Club 1531 J Street 8am - 10am
It was a wonderful healing breakfast this year. Great music from Lynsay Battle and Brian Hennessy, an inspiring Key Note address from incoming Humboldt County DA, Maggie Fleming and a wonderful panal discussion by:
Sheri Johnson (co-host), Rochelle Trochtenberg HCTAYC; Maggie Fleming; Maryann Hayes Mariani, North Coast Rape Crisis Team.
This year saw the most resource tables from groups that help out people than ever before. They included: NCRCT, WISH, TFNAF, Emma Center, DHHS Suicide Prevention & PHB Family Violence Prevention Program (Silent Witness Project), DA Victim-Witness, Healing Quilt Project (QUILTS!) North Coast Children's Services, Spare Change, RCAA Raven, HCTAYC, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, PFLAG, Promotores.
Every year the STV campaign give a monetary donation to a worthy organization. These are unencumbered funds that the organization can use for anything. This year the fund's recipient was the Promotores/Latino Net in the amount of $880.00
Here is the complete broadcast:
Here are some pictures from the event:
Maggie Fleming giving her Key Note Address
Lindsay Battle & Brian Hennessy play to the crowd
The panel speaks while Lindsay & Brian breakdown
Promotores/Latino Net up to receive their donation from the Stop the Violence Fund
A panoramic view from my (Cliff) seat on the panel
A Big thank you to the following:
Signature Coffee for providing the delicious coffee (KHUM Blend)
Vellutini Bakning Company for providing the Fresh Pastries
Sun Valley Floral Farms for providing Fresh Flowers and a splash of color
The Eureka Women's Club for providing a most warm and inviting venue
My wonderful wife Amy for doing SO MUCH work to make this event possible
And lastly SCHMIDBAUER BUILDING SUPPLY for underwriting this year's campaign
GET LAST YEAR'S STOP THE VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN HERE