We marched for you too!!
Aloha, and Happy Thursday! Here at TAP, we recognize that many youth right now are worried about the state of things in our society, and how that might impact them. We do our very best to ensure that our message is continuously reaching those who need to hear it; and sometimes that includes those in charge too! So, this past Saturday, in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C., some of the Domestic Violence Action Center staff marched for the Women's March on Washington - Oahu, which took place at the Capitol in Honolulu.
You wouldn't believe that over 9,000!!!!!! people showed up to march for those who are walking in great fear and worry right now. We understand that whether or not we agree with each other all of the time is NOT the issue; but what is important is that we come together in times of need for the things that are most important. One of the speakers on Saturday reminded everyone that "Human Rights are YOUTH Rights too!" It was so great to hear that! Especially knowing that sometimes, our youth don't feel seen or heard.
Continuing with the recognition of youth, our very own TAP Teen Advocate, Causha, spoke on behalf of the Domestic Violence Action Center, and drove home the point that our youth cannot risk people NOT paying attention to them. She spoke about how youth who get to be in a TAP presentation have "a safe place for the, to express themselves and gain the skills to do it effectively and productively".
Help us continue this work!
If you're a student, ask your teachers to bring us in! Are you an educator? Great! Reach out for more information on how you can get TAP in your classroom. Do you run a community organization/program? We would love to come to your groups as well. And if you're a parent/caregiver, please feel free to reach out for help on behalf of the child(ren) you care about. Don't forget about the advocacy services that our Teen Advocate provides also! Whatever you do! Never forget that TAP and the Domestic Violence Action Center will continue to fight for you!
We look forward to continuing to work with you all, and stay tuned for upcoming contests and prizes! As well as TAP events coming soon!
Have a great weekend and enjoy some of our pictures from The Women's March on Washington - Oahu!!! See you soon!
By Causha Spellman