Harlem street gets a fashion makeover through art and community activism!
Got To Stop joins a virtual forum for Vamos Fuertes Intl to talk about how they impact the community and how fashion activism addresses the intersectionality of Women & Girls of Color and the Impact on Mental Health & Overall Well-being.
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Got To Stop is committed to the protection, prevention, and advocacy for all victims of abuse! We can’t let the COVID-19 pandemic ”stay at home” orders discourage and delay victims from getting the help they desperately deserve and need!
We need our community to take action now! Our fashion is activism. Share our poster fashion and let victims know they don't have to walk alone!
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Each panelist brought a unique perspective, experience, and expertise to the conversations around domestic violence. By the end of the evening we were brainstorming ways to support one another, increase awareness, and identifying more places where prevention education should be taught in our communities. We need more people to join the fight to help dismantle the systems that perpetuate the domestic violence cycle.
On January 27, 2020, we facilitated a community Anti-Trafficking conversation for the Parent Association at the Launch Expeditionary Charter School in Brooklyn. The words on our fashion design helped to create a safe space for honest dialogue. The audience learned the power of community activism in combatting human trafficking. We provided attendees with safety tips and resources to help keep their children safe.
April is National Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Got To Stop partnered with the National Pan-Hellenic Council of New York City, and allied organizations to walk 9.2 miles across Manhattan from 61 Wall Street to 163 West 125th Street in Harlem educating the community on the impacts and dangers of child abuse, human trafficking, sex-trafficking, and commercial sexual exploitation of children. We handed out resource materials provided by allied organizations and prevention tips created by New York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Jeanne L. Noble's Delta GEMS (Growing. Empowering. Myself. Successfully) teen girls mentoring program. We caught the attention of passerby with our commitment to activism and our bold fashion designs.
Art Is Activism: Erika L.Ewing, actor, activist, social impact fashion designer, performs an original monologue on domestic violence/abuse to spark community conversations about trauma, forgiveness, and healing.
It's not a coincidence that we are talking about Social Media Safety in February. February is Teen Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and there is so much going on in these cyber streets!
Our children are spending more and more time on social media and parents and caregivers need to get engaged. Our youth and parents/caregivers need to be educated about the consequences of their actions and how vulnerable they are.
Let’s learn how to protect and appreciate Gen Z! I look forward to educating and enlightening our parents and caregivers and providing them with resources and social media safety tips There is so much to gain when we have the knowledge!
For more Teen Violence Prevention Tips check out on Instagram at @returninghope.
They have a ton of great resources and valuable information.