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This Too Is Idaho

We must turn towards the recent reports of violence in Idaho and see the connections – high school football players racially abusing and raping their teammate who has a disability, college football players sexually assaulting a young woman, men targeting and killing a gay man, a young man committing a domestic violence-related homicide, and more.We have a shared responsibility to ask what we must do differently to end domination and violence in our communities.

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us today Friday, June 3rd at the Idaho Statehouse for a rally to mobilize for change.

News Coverage from the Rally:

Idaho Statesman AD
Idahoans rally at Statehouse against domestic and sexual abuse
Hundreds rally against violence in Idaho

Calls to Action:

  • Talk with your family, neighbors, and community about the worth of every human being, why everyone should be valued and accepted for their authentic selves, and how differences should be celebrated.
  • Listen to girls and women and people who are gender nonconforming, people of color, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTQ most impacted by domination and violence; listen to their stories of the truth of their histories and lived experiences.
  • Turn towards those being harmed and interrupt discrimination or abuse.
  • Implement school-wide anti-bias approaches on gender, race, ability, and sexual orientation and prevention strategies on gender violence – abuse and rape – to make our schools more just, equitable and safe.
  • Develop meaningful and accountable relationships with communities most impacted by hate and violence to work towards shared power, equity, and compassionate communities.

The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence can help create shared safe spaces, school anti-bias and prevention approach­es, and works to catalyze partnerships. Let us know how we can help inspire change.

Web Resources

GlobalGirlMedia.org: Empowering young women from under-served communities through digital journalism and media training to bring their powerful perspectives to the global media stage.
Mic.com: Mic’s approach to news is as unique as our generation. Young people will define the future and we deserve a news outlet that offers quality coverage tailored to us.
Colorlines.com: is published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.
Everydayfeminism.com: Our mission is to help people dismantle everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism and to create a world where self-determination and loving communities are social norms through compassionate activism.
Blackgirldangerous.org: seeks to, in as many ways as possible, amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans people of color.