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First Congregational Church’s women’s association holds luncheon, #MeToo discussion

Darien Times , May 25, 2018

The First Congregational Church of Darien’s Women’s Association and Board of Outreach hosted a spring luncheon followed by a discussion of the #MeToo movement on Tuesday, May 22 in the Church Parish Hall. The discussion was hosted by Gayle Weinstein, president of the Board of Directors of the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis counseling and education. Both members of the church and the general community attended the event.

The event began in the auditorium with attendants holding hands and forming a circle to sing “Doxology” before sitting down for lunch. At 1 p.m., the church introduced Weinstein along with Mary Flynn, the interim executive director at the center.

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Stamford students take lead in sexual assault education

The Advocate , April 8, 2018

MYLC students at AITE have been organizing lunchtime table events with literature to educate peers on consent, bystander intervention, healthy dating, boundaries and other topics related to sexual assault and harassment. The group decided to focus on sexual assault and harassment after a student survey showed students wanted more education on the topic.

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Time’s Up Act would extend statute of limitations on sexual harassment, assault

News 12 , February 20, 2018

State Democrats proposed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul sexual harassment and assault laws by increasing or eliminating the timeframe victims have to report such crimes.

They’re calling it the Time’s Up Act — a nod to the “time’s up” rallying cry spreading through activist circles, social media trends and even award shows.

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