Esta Soler: Turning the tide on relationship violence
From Polaroids to social media: Let's end this together
When Esta Soler lobbied for a bill outlawing domestic violence in 1984, one politician called it the "Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act." "If only I had Twitter then," she mused. This sweeping, optimistic talk charts 30 years of tactics and technologies -- from the Polaroid camera to social media -- that led to a 64% drop in domestic violence in the U.S. While the talk has a hetero-normative foundation, it applies to all relationships.
Trigger warning for the ad at minute 5:40.
Let's end the cycle of violence, together.
Relationship Violence Awareness and Prevention: http://umbc.edu/rvap/
Voices Against Violence: http://www.umbc.edu/vav/
Connect with our Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Team: http://www.umbc.edu/vav/who.html
Our *NEW* Employee Assistance Program: http://www.umbc.edu/hr/Benefits/EAP.html
Off-campus resources: http://umbc.edu/rvap/resources/off-campus/
Want to be more effective as a community member or bystander?
Be familiar with our campus response Protocol: http://www.umbc.edu/vav/
Become a Relationship Violence Prevention Advocate: http://umbc.edu/rvap/programs-and-information/advocates-program/
Become a Peer Health Educator: http://www.umbc.edu/uhs/documents/marketing/Peer_Health_Program_Menu.pdf
Take our Green Dot Training for Bystander Intervention: http://umbc.edu/rvap/greendot/
If you want to go very deep - some academics are studying violence as learned behavior, or as being contagious: http://www.epimonitor.net/Chicago_Epidemiologist_Is_Framing_Violence_As_A_Contagious_Disease.htm