Violence Free Colorado now posts this weekly news update containing a few news stories from Colorado and beyond featuring issues related to gender-based violence. By presenting highlights from the week’s news in this format, we hope to make it easier to keep up with the news stories from around the country AND increase media literacy. “What is media literacy?,” you ask. Great question! Check out this handy resource or visit Violence Free Colorado’s media literacy page.
Chicago Bears fire Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest: The Chicago Bears fired defensive end Ray McDonald on Monday after his arrest on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in Santa Clara, California.
Violence Free Colorado says, “This, unfortunately, should come as no surprise, as most offenders will continue to offend without appropriate intervention and accountability.”
Casa Ruby Is A ‘Chosen Family’ For Trans People Who Need A Home: If you’re transgender in America, you’re far more likely than other people to be unemployed, homeless and poor. And there’s a 4 in 10 chance you’ve tried to kill yourself.