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On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, TX, to announce the end of the American Civil War and to free the last enslaved people in the US, two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Although slavery wouldn't legally end in all...

  [ez-toc]   Announcements from NYSCASA   2018 Annual Report NYSCASA’s 2018 Annual Report, which outlines our activities during 2018, is available! Many thanks and kudos to our 2018 donors, members, board members, and staff.   NYSCASA Honors Pride Month This LGBTQ Pride Month marks 50 years since the June 28, 1968, uprising at the...

NYSCASA is thrilled to publish our 2018 Annual Report, which outlines our activities throughout 2018. We thank our 2018 donors, members, board members, and staff for their contributions to creating a world without violence. Read NYSCASA's 2018 Annual Report. [advanced_iframe securitykey="bb71c92844f4a4af54a95a6f9fd265bc443d9acb" src="http://secureservercdn.net/72.167.241.180/776.09b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2018-Annual-Report-FINAL-20190618.pdf" width="100%" height="1000"]  ...

    This LGBTQ Pride Month marks 50 years since the June 28, 1969, uprising at the Stonewall Inn, when patrons and neighborhood residents resisted harassment and abuse during a police raid on the Greenwich Village gay bar. The Stonewall Inn acted as a de facto community center...

On Monday February 14, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law. There are three components to the law: This legislation allows those who are victims of child sexual assault to bring civil lawsuits up until their 55th birthday (as opposed to 23)....

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Greetings, book lovers!

During the month of April, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault and rape crisis programs across New York State collaborate with community partners to raise awareness, host events, and provide resources about our services as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). We are hoping that your library or bookshop will support us by having a special collection of books on display!

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