Press Release: New podcast series with KPL and KWCF

Dec 12 2019

The past few months, a conversation has been taking place. It's about our community. It's about survivors. It's about healing, justice and change.

We were absolutely honoured to be invited by the Kitchener Public Library and Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation to be a part of this conversation, and now we are thrilled to share it with you.

Presenting the Chapter One podcast series, created by the incredible Kitchener Public Library Heffner Studio.

For a full press release, click here.

 

To listen, click here.

 

Episodes currently available

1. After #MeToo in Waterloo Region

TW: Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse

Waterloo Region is booming. Between development, the light rail transit and our tech industry, there is no shortage of growth. But underneath the surface, there’s a systemic and tragic problem of epic proportions that affects us all - sexual violence. How does this affect us locally, why should you care and how can you provide support? Sara Casselman, Executive Director from the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region joins Elizabeth Heald, President & CEO from Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation to answer these questions. We’ll also hear from Dianne, a local survivor of sexual assault, about her story and what happened when she reached out to SASC for support.

 2. Justice, Healing and Hope

TW: Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse

When a survivor of sexual violence chooses to report an assault, will justice be served? In this episode, Sara Casselman, Executive Director from the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region and Elizabeth Heald, President & CEO from Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, discuss justice and healing for survivors. We’ll also hear more from Dianne, who shares what her journey through the court system looked like. We will talk about how people can get involved and provide support. 

In early 2020, Elizabeth Heald and Sara Casselman will be back on the Chapter One podcast to share the innovative way that SASC is working on preventing violence in Waterloo Region by engaging male allies.

 Special thanks to Dianne, Judah, the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and Kitchener Public Library.

 

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