High rates of sexual assault and violence against women have plagued Alaska for decades. The collective damage affects entire communities. Survivor advocates and journalists have helped uncover how widespread the problems are. In Nome, some advocates are working to raise awareness and push for change.
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Lisa Ellanna, community advocate from Nome
- Darlene Trigg, community advocate from Nome
- Meghan Sigvanna Topkok, community advocate and Nome City Council member
- Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM reporter
LINKS & RESOURCES:
- Survivor resources: Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
- KNOM’s 5-part series: Seeking Justice, Wanting Protection
- Anchorage Daily News and Propublica: Lawless series
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
- Standing Together Against Rape (STAR): 276-7273
- Abused Women’s Aid In Crisis (AWAIC): 272-0100
- Crisis Text: 741-741
- RAINN live chat: www.rainn.org
Thank you to Lisa Ellanna for sharing the phone numbers above
Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Comments may be read on air).
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.