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The power of speaking out about sexual violence

  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how survivors’ testimony is prompting thousands to speak out. More than 3,000 people called a sexual assault support hotline last Friday, the day after a hearing on allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) says the story has clearly resonated with survivors and led many to reach out for the first time. How are the testimonies, investigation, and media coverage of sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh affecting you? How are you reflecting?


Denise Caramagno, therapist, Confidential CARE Advocate, and director of sexual assault and gender-based violence services at UCSF

Ali Psiuk, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Well Clinic, which provides therapy and psychiatric services in the San Francisco Bay Area

Web Resources:

RAINN: After Sexual Assault

UCSF: CARE Advocate

Well Clinic


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.