The 2011 national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign explores common, everyday behaviors and offers individuals viable, responsible ways to intervene. This primary prevention approach helps to create environments where people are safe in their relationships, families, neighborhoods, schools, work places and communities. This year’s SAAM brings together resources and information, thus offering everyone the opportunity to address behaviors before sexual violence occurs.
Join PAVE for its inaugural national walk as a day of solidarity for an empowering conclusion to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on Saturday, April 30, 2011. PAVE will provide the tool kit complete with flyers, posters, press release, and a step-by-step guide to make it simple to create a walk in your community. You also will have an opportunity to raise donations for your favorite local charity such as a local YWCA or rape crisis center! The community that raises the most money will win an event in the fall or next SAAM with MTV's Sarah Rice and acclaimed poet Steve Connell (seen on BET, MSNBC, HBO and more!)
March 20, the First Day of Spring, is now the First Annual Anti-Street Harassment Day and people all over the world are planning activism and/or planning on sharing their street harassment stories that day. In Washington, DC, HollaBack DC! and Holly Kearl are organizing the first community safety audit to ever be conducted in the USA. Volunteers are needed to help with the audit.
See the website for more information, or sign up here.
Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February.
The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – they hurt not just the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about healthy relationships, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse. (www.teendvmonth.org)
National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates
This training program employs an interactive approach that will promote the creation of bullying-resistant school communities. The context of the training will operate in a way that fully anticipates the possibility of bullying problems, prepares the attendees to recognize and respond to problems when they occur, prepares attendees to improve management of bullying incidents, establishes criteria to reduce the number of bullying incidents, provides guidelines for better utilization of community partnerships for response to bullying problems, and works to analyze key issues and causes of bullying problems in order to formulate a viable response.
The three-part agenda will feature the following themes and concepts:
understanding the phenomenon and consequences of bullying problems,
understanding the nature and issues of bullying at our schools, and
creating a bullying-resistant school.
Registration for training program is due before May 31, 2011. More information is avaliable online.
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