Between the COVID-19 outbreak and recent instances of police brutality against BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color), the past few months have demonstrated the systems of power and injustice that plague our nation and our community. As a social justice organization, breaking down these systems of power and injustice are core to our anti-violence work
SPAN partners with The West End Tavern for their 12th Annual JUL-IPA Festival. From an online auction, curbside takeout, and social distanced dining, we are looking forward to a record breaking year with BBQ and beer to support survivors!
The roots of violence and oppression, whether they manifest as intimate partner abuse in the home or racist violence in the street, thrive when power is used to dehumanize others. Upending violence and oppression can’t happen when only the injured and oppressed protest. Interrupting the pandemic of racist violence in our country demands action by white people, especially white people in power. This is true nationally; it is equally true in our local community.