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Remembering Megan Ridgeway

Why Safe Harbor Talks About Femicide
On June 30th, 1997 an 18-year-old girl named Megan Ridgeway was murdered. She was murdered by her ex-boyfriend at the Mauldin community pool in public. It was a horrific moment for the Greenville community and a devastating day for Megan’s family, loved ones, and community members that witnessed it.
So, what does Megan’s death have to do with femicide? Femicide is the intentional killing or harm that leads to death because one identifies as a woman, female, or girl. There is a myth or perception that femicide is only something that happens “over there” and is often linked to harmful cultural practices that seem far from our Upstate community. Some examples include honor killings, deaths related to reproductive health like female genital mutilation, abortions, sexual assault, and deaths related to sex and drug trafficking where girls are used for their bodies and murdered after their use.
When a young girl is murdered because her boyfriend is unable to accept that their relationship is over might seem like a far reach, however, these two things are related.
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Save the Date!

At the Table Breakfast October 11 | 8:00 AM
More than ten incidents of domestic violence are reported per day in Greenville County… that’s more than any other county in the state of South Carolina.

Please join Safe Harbor at the table, a community breakfast and conversation focused on domestic violence, its effects on our community, and what we can do together to bring change.
This year we are thrilled to welcome special guests, The War and Treaty! Since forming their musical duo in 2014, spouses Tanya Blount-Trotter and Michael Trotter have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself, a bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. In the past two years, the duo has collaborated with Emmylou Harris, toured with Al Green, shared stages with Brandi Carlile and Elvis Costello, performed at the 2020 Grammys, and will be touring with John Legend later this summer.
Transforming trauma into catharsis has become The War and Treaty's calling card. Michael was just 13 years old when he and his mom got on a bus in Cleveland and took it as far as their escape money would carry them from his abusive, alcoholic father. Michael and Tanya, both survivors, will share their powerful stories of strength and resiliency at the table. 
Join us! We've saved you a seat. Together at the table, we can influence a culture where abuse is not tolerated, and all people feel safe and valued in their relationships.
Tickets and more details coming soon!

Join our team!

At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of inclusivity and empowerment. Approaching our work with different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds cultivates collective strength and creativity. This brings us closer to the communities we serve and embodies our fundamental vision that all people feel safe and valued.

Currently we have openings within a few of our programs, and we invite you to learn more about these opportunities!

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Femicide, a local & global problem

Femicide is the intentional murder of a woman, because of her gender and is typically committed by a male. 
Most femicides happen at the hands of someone the victim knew and often, the perpetrator was the victim’s intimate partner or ex-partner.
Violence against women is a global and local problem. Check out our social media this month as we share information about femicide around the world, in the US, and in South Carolina.
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Volunteer at Safe Harbor!

Volunteers make a real difference in the lives of the women and children at Safe Harbor.
We rely on both individuals and volunteer groups to partner with our staff as we carry out our mission. 
From child mentoring opportunities to representing Safe Harbor at community fairs, there are countless ways to get involved and make a difference!
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Resale Shop Happenings

2830 Wade Hampton Blvd.
July 6-10: Book Sale! All books just 25 cents
July 12-17: Dress & Suit Sale! Dresses & Suits 25% Off
July 19-24: Home Decor Sale! Home Decor & Art 20% Off
July 26-31: Women's Jeans Sale! All jeans just $5.00

To stay up-to-date with the latest happenings, be sure to follow Safe Harbor Resale Shop on Facebook: @safeharborresaleshop and Instagram: @safeharbor.resaleshop.

Collaborating Across Cultures with Hispanic Alliance

This month we want to highlight the work of our community partner, The Hispanic Alliance, a great resource to the Latinx and Hispanic community in the Upstate. 
The Hispanic Alliance unites the largest network of agencies and individuals working collaboratively to advance Hispanic communities in the Upstate region. We build trust with Hispanic communities by speaking their languages, promoting their culture, and understanding and addressing their needs. We help our partner agencies serve the local Hispanic population in a culturally, linguistically and socially appropriate way.
To learn more about Hispanic Alliance, visit hispanicalliancesc.com.
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