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Freedom from Sexual Violence

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Testimony submitted by Raana Simmons, CCASA Policy Director to Colorado House of Representatives, Health and Insurance Committee on Jan. 30, 2019: Good afternoon Madam Chair and members of the committee: my name is Raana Simmons,…

Help Reauthorize VAWA!

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted in 1994, recognizes the insidious and pervasive nature of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking and supports comprehensive, effective and cost-saving responses to these crimes. VAWA…

Hearing Beale Street

Written by Jolene Cardenas (Spoilers ahead: “If Beale Street Could Talk” Written by James Baldwin,  2018 film directed by Barry Jenkins) “Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.” ― James Baldwin,…