Tuesday March 4, 2014-METRAC, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and SASSL

Tune in for the Tuesday March 4th, 2014 edition with your hosts Leana Lattanzio and Haseena Manek! For the month of March, your Tuesday show will be dedicated to unpacking rape culture. In the upcoming weeks Leana and Haseena will bring you stories, guests and features covering the many facets of rape culture and its effects. Stay Tuned!

York Community Report: News Now correspondent Haseena Manek is joined by Wendy Komiotis, executive director of the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children known as METRAC. METRAC is a Toronto community based not-for-profit organization that works to prevent and eliminate violence against diverse women and youth. Many of you may know them as the organization that did the audit on York University to evaluate the ways the university is dealing with the high rates of sexual assault on campus. They will discuss sexual assault on the York campus and on other university campuses, the audit itself as well as METRAC’s recommendations. If you would like to learn more about this organization or get involved please visit http://www.metrac.org.

Feature Report: Leana Lattanzio and Haseena Manek speak with Maria Olaya and Johana Martin from the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape about sexual assault statistics and rape culture. They discuss rape culture, rape myths and what happens to sexual assault survivors in Canada. If you would like to volunteer at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre or find out more information please call 416-597-1171 or visit their website at http://www.trccmwar.ca (website currently under construction) or their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-Rape-Crisis-CentreMulticultural-Women-Against-Rape-TRCCMWAR/257773617856

If you or someone you know needs to call the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Hotline dial 416-597-8808

Independent Arts: News Now speaks with Mila Guidorizzi of Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Line and Leadership (SASSL) at York. SASSL is a student run organization at York University offering support to sexual assault survivors and their family and friends. They speak about the work that SASSL does on campus for the York Community. To support SASSL, get involved or get more information check out their website http://yorku.ca/sassl or their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SASSLatYorkU or dial 416-736-2100 ext.40345 to reach their office.

SASSL exists to provide unbiased and non-judgmental peer support and referrals to survivors of sexual violence. If you or some you know needs to call the SASSL Crisis hotline dial 416-650-8056


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