"What's that symbol mean?"

We've gotten this question often, so we thought we'd post a little about what the Triquetra is.

The symbol we use is Irish/Welsh/Celtic and is called a Triquetra. It has been a symbol used all over the world. It has been used in different religions all over, such as Christianity, to represent the Holy Trinity, among other religions all over the world.

The triquetra has been used in artwork, in medicine, and even for entertainment reasons in fictional television shows and movies.

Triquetra is a word derived from the Latin tri- ("three") and quetrus ("cornered"). Its original meaning was simply "triangle" and it has been used to refer to various three-cornered shapes. Sometimes there is a circle in the middle, which represents unity or community.

As our organization, CAASA, has three main areas: education, prevention, and advocacy- all to unify our community against sexual violence.

Therefore, we chose the triquetra symbol to represent what we stand for: advocacy, prevention, education- unified against sexual violence. Many community organizations and agencies all over the county have chosen it for their symbol because it can accurately convey their organizations purpose.

While we respect each individual's religious choices and views, CAASA itself is not affiliated with any religion. At times, we may refer our clients who are unfamiliar with our community to a local church or religious organization, if they request that information and want it to help them recover and heal from the trauma they have received.

CAASA works with many agencies and organizations in Winnemucca and around the state. We refer clients to any organization which can also offer them assistance. Winnemucca is a wonderful and unique community where so many of us work together to help others, we would like to see that continued, so we feel the circle in our triquetra is especially fitting for "community".


Community Advocates Against Sexual Assault

P.O. Box 1338

Winnemucca, NV 89446

Contact Information:

775-623-2328, 775-623-2312,

E-Mail Address humboldtcaasa@sbcglobal.net

Website: www.myspace.com/humboldtcaasa and www.facebook.com/humboldt caasa

The mission of CAASA is to empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy and crisis intervention and to raise awareness in the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence.

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