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The Compassion Project: Use Your Voice

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Compassion Project OC Team

WCA Outreach and Communications Team

We tend to take the comforts and rights we enjoy every day for granted because, for many of us, they’re all we’ve ever known.  We may have never lived in a time or under an authority that caused our silence. How can we fully recognize the value of the right to free speech until we have been forced to keep quiet? But, this is not just experienced by those under a certain regime or in a far-away country. Forced silence, silence for survival—there are many reasons a person’s voice is lost or ignored.

2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote—gaining a voice in a crucial arena—and 110 years of doing what we do at the WCA. We could not do this work without the movements of women and allies throughout history who had the courage to use their voices. Over a hundred years of advocacy, support, healing, and change.

So, why do we continue to do this work?

Because there’s still work to do. This work will never be finished because we can always try to create a more equal, more just, safer community.

We celebrate the progress that has been made, and salute the perseverance and vision of those who came before us.  But, we recognize that this is not a celebration of finished work and remembered achievements, but work that is still in progress—achievements that have yet to be made.

We all have the opportunity, whether we take it or not, to speak up about the causes that are important to us—to advocate for the voices who are silenced, lost, marginalized, or ignored. Learn about the issues and start conversations in your own community—whoever that may include. As we move through this New Year, we should strive to recognize and honor the voices of those around us. And, when those voices are not being heard or heeded, find ways to raise those voices up, speaking with them as best we can.

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Sep 29


Domestic Violence Awareness Month – 2023

Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the WCA will be holding a joint press conference on September 29 at the Idaho Peace Officers’ Memorial at 10am. The WCA and other Domestic Violence service providers will be on site with information and awareness raising materials for our community members. Elected officials […]

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Oct 01


Sue B Stroll and 5K October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k  and  3k  Urban  stroll  for  Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 14th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 1st at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. You can sign up to participate here with 5K registration starting at $25. […]

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Oct 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k and 3k Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt for EveryBODY! The 14th annual SueB 5k and 3k Scavenger Hunt will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of […]

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Oct 18


Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 18, 2023 from 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 18 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Dec 14


Concert for Cause

Mark you calendars for 2023 Concert for Cause – December 14th Thursday, December 14th 94.9 The River is excited to present headlining artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Michigander and Arlie for their 2023 Concert for Cause benefitting the WCA! Join us at The Knitting Factory Concert House in Bodo for an evening of […]

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