Creating Change through Education

Connecting the Dots provides a series of age-appropriate, educational workshops with the aim of preventing first time occurrence of sexual assault, empowering survivors and addressing behavioral patterns and cultural norms that normalize sexual violence.

– Our youth program is available to middle and high school students. It explores topics often overlooked in traditional schooling, such as: consent, gender roles and negative societal constructs like the friendzone.

– The adult program is available to college students and community organizations. It delves into abstract notions such as sexism and oppression. It goes beyond theory, providing concrete steps one can take to minimize and dismantle constructs which fortify rape culture. It also provides an overview of pertinent laws such as Title IX and the Clery Act.

​- Our parenting program teaches participants how to prevent the victimization of their children. Moreover, it helps parents recognize signs that their child may have been sexually assaulted and offers viable options for counseling and reporting such crimes.

Workshops are free. However, they must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Click here to contact us to schedule a workshop today!

 

The Inverted Triangle Scholarship
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to create new strategies to. The Inverted Triangle Scholarship serves this purpose by encouraging students to make a positive impact in society. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to students who go above and beyond to end rape culture in their communities. Potential submissions include, but are not limited to: advocating for survivors of sex crimes, organizing a peaceful protest, creating a documentary, writing a poem or performing a spoken word piece. Include video of submission, if applicable.

The scholarship is awarded to three Florida students, each year; $1,000 is given to each recipient. The deadline for 2019 scholarship is Wednesday, February 6th at 11:59 PM.

 

Requirements:

 

– Applicant must be a high school senior

– Applicant must submit an original work with a 100-500 word rationale detailing how their work has successfully contributed to abolishing rape culture

– Applicant must have a 2.0 GPA or greater

– Preference is given to survivors of sexual assault

Scholarship submissions should be sent to info@ercnow.org