Happy Feminist Wednesday!
On this episode of BeaverTalk, your hosts Erin & Sal talk to Robin Newman, the co-creator of the educational game ” Say No More,” about sex trafficking, design for social good, and of course feminism!
To learn more about “Say No More” check out: www.saynomoregame.com
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“Join Say No More,” an educational card game, in preventing the sexual-exploitation of pre-teen girls at risk of sex trafficking in the USA.
Meghan Lazier, Robin Newman and Michelle Kwon are MFA candidates at SVA’s Design for Social Innovation program. They have developed an educational card game called Say No More, a unique way to spark the important and often difficult conversation between pre-teen girls at risk of sex trafficking, and the social workers who work with them. Say No More cards and curriculum provide an engaging way for pre-teen girls to discuss and explore healthy relationship boundaries and practice saying no. For social workers, Say No More helps them ask the right questions to better identify at-risk girls.
Say No More won a 2014 Sappi Ideas That Matter design award for grant funding to manufacture and pilot prototypes in Spring 2015.After receiving an overwhelming response from the first local, national and global pilot partners, (including ECPAT-USA, DoSomething, The Feast, UN GirlUp!, The John Howard Society of Peterborough and consulting with experts from The Covenant House, East Metro Youth Services and survivors) they are now seeking additional partners to pilot the 500 manufactured prototypes and advisors committed to this cause to expand their reach and take it to the next level. While agencies that employ 50+ social workers and have multiple campuses/sites would be ideal pilot partners (i.e public middle schools, foster care, shelters, non-profits or foundations), Say No More welcomes agencies of all sizes who want to help pilot this creative tool, either on their own or as a complement to existing programming, toolkits or workshops.
Please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more.