Through our online magazine, publications, website, newsletter and social media platforms (@readrisemag), the Rise Communications Program shares stories by and for parents, provides information and resources, raises awareness of the harms of the family policing system, highlights community-led solutions and offers ways to get involved. The Rise Communications Team facilitates writing and public speaking workshops for parents impacted by ACS through our Rise & Shine Program, conducts community outreach, supports the Rise team with preparing for presentations and provides internal coordination, logistics support and learning and community-building opportunities. We are excited about the ways we have served as a platform for storytelling and advocacy over the past program year.
Last year, we gained 209 new subscribers to our newsletter and a community resources and event sections. We also published our Domestic Violence series, including an interview from to Dr. Neena McConnico, Executive Director at Child Witness to Violence Project in Boston Medical Center and amplifying parents’ voices that have lived experiences.
Click here for the program report.