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Where the #MeToo movement stands, 5 years after Weinstein allegations came to light (npr.org)

It's been five years since T he New York Times first launched stories spotlighting years of abuse and harassment by movie producer, Harvey Weinstein. The stories helped make the #MeToo movement go viral around the world.. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images Author: To read Jaclyn Diaz' article, please click here. The #MeToo Movement was created by Burke in 2006 as a way to empower people who had been sexually assaulted and harassed. Kimberly Hamlin, a feminist history scholar at Miami...

Can the new mental health crisis hotline deliver on its promise in Los Angeles County? (centerforhealthjournalism.org)

(Photo by Patrick T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) Author: To read Lila Seidman's article, please click here. The mid-July launch of 988 – a national mental health crisis hotline – spurred an outcry among some activists who warned that calls could trigger unwanted police response. Their fears aren’t completely unfounded: Though the hotline is separate from 911, crisis counselors may relay information to police in dire situations, such as when a caller’s life is in imminent danger. Their fears...

Message to Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer: His Victims Weren’t ‘Hollywood Wannabes’ Who’d Do Anything for a Break (Guest Blog on The Wrap.com)

Getty Images Author: To read Louise Godbold's article, please click here. In the opening arguments to Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial in Los Angeles this week, the producer’s defense lawyer pointed to his moldering, overweight client and asked the rhetorical question, “ Do you think these beautiful women had sex with him because he’s hot?” The inference is that poor Harvey was not going to get laid unless in exchange for what he provided in career advancement to conniving “Hollywood...

Trauma-Informed Yoga for Kids (Echo)

November 9, 2022 11:00 AM 3:30 PM EST Virtual via Zoom Learning how little bodies register and retain trauma physically and physiologically is key to helping children release toxic stress. Register HERE. After any long period of stress or trauma—such as getting through a pandemic—it is normal to experience emotional de-regulation. As we prepare for post-pandemic life, it is normal to experience de-regulation as a result of long periods of stress or trauma. In Echo's Trauma-Informed Yoga for...

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