2009 Featured Event

Each year, the NSVRC chooses one Featured Event to recommend to the field. For the 2009 Featured Event, we are offering a new twist on the educational workshop. The Making a Difference: Your Role in Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop is a PowerPoint slide show, developed for a general audience, with various customizable elements for you to adapt. It is based on NSVRC's new publication, Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention, written by Joan Tabachnick.

The goal of the workshop is to teach individuals how they can promote respectful and helpful behavior every day with a few simple skills. There are actions that individuals can take, ranging from gently challenging offensive comments to calling for help that can change our world for the better.

Here are a few ways you can use this workshop in your 2009 SAAM campaign:

1) Hold a community workshop open to the public. The slideshow is relevant for all communities, but you could also use the slides to create brief fact sheets to distribute at your workshop or other SAAM events. Distribute flyers about your event around town and contact local media.

2) Use the Workplace Outreach Guide to establish a relationship with one or two local businesses and offer to hold the workshop in their workplace. Alternatively, you can explain your community workshop to the employer and ask to distribute flyers about the event in the workplace.

The NSVRC offers this Featured Event as one option. For other event suggestions, please click here. Visit the Campaign Tools page for event planning tools and resources from other organizations.


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