[Tall-Corn] FW: National Federation of the Blind Announces Partnership with RAINN
Scott Van Gorp
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Wed Jan 6 02:41:49 UTC 2021
Please see below as this will be covered in chapter meetings this month.
Scott Van Gorp, President
National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
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Subject: [Tall-Corn] National Federation of the Blind Announces Partnership with RAINN
National Federation of the Blind Announces Partnership with RAINN
The National Federation of the Blind today announced it has engaged RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, to assist us in furthering a safe, inclusive, and welcoming culture free of sexual misconduct as part of all NFB programs and activities.
Specifically, RAINN will initially work with NFB to:
* Create and conduct a mandatory training program regarding sexual violence and misconduct for staff, volunteers, and leadership with trainings to begin in March 2021.
* Review and augment the NFB Code of Conduct to include the strongest possible policies aimed at preventing sexual misconduct and adopting best practices in this area.
* Devise other ongoing trainings, relevant components, and resources as identified by RAINN and NFB.
“Our partnership with RAINN is a critical component of the commitment that the Board of Directors has made to our community,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “We do not tolerate sexual violence and abuse. While this engagement is just the beginning of our ongoing and continual efforts to address this issue, we look forward to working with RAINN to ensure that everyone can participate in the critical work we do in the safest and most welcoming environment possible.”
ABOUT NFB—The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), headquartered in Baltimore, is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. Founded in 1940, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in the fifty states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The NFB defends the rights of blind people of all ages, and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more. We believe in the hopes and dreams of blind people and work together to transform them into reality. Learn more about our many programs and initiatives at nfb.org <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19535&qid=4731698> .
ABOUT RAINN—RAINN <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19536&qid=4731698> , the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, educate the public, help organizations improve their sexual violence prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19537&qid=4731698> .
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