GoalThis conference will use a social justice lens to engage participants in preventing campus sexual violence. Specifically, the conference will provide participants with an opportunity to learn a variety of prevention principles from leaders in the field and encourage participants to apply the knowledge within their communities. Ample time will also be given for networking and idea sharing among participants.Objectives
Participants will gain a better understanding of sexual violence prevention and its uses with college populations.
Participants will be able to apply tools to plan and implement sexual violence prevention initiatives.
Participants will be exposed to promising practices in campus sexual violence prevention, as well as emerging innovations.
Participants will be able to apply a social justice lens to sexual violence prevention work.
Participants will meet and learn from others engaging in campus sexual violence prevention work across the state.
Who should attend?This conference is open to anyone interested in preventing sexual violence on Virginia’s college and university campuses. The voices of students and survivors are integral to accomplishing the conference’s goals and objectives; therefore we particularly encourage students and survivors to attend.Additionally, we invite:
Administrators, student affairs practitioners, campus advocates, mental health workers, and health educators from 2 and 4-year, public and private colleges and universities.
Community sexual violence prevention practitioners whose target populations include college students.
Anyone interested in learning more about campus sexual violence prevention.
While this conference is targeted toward Virginia campuses and communities, we also welcome those outside of Virginia who would like to attend.
This fun, family-friendly event will encourage us all to work together to end sexual assault and abuse. Participatns of all ages will pair up to step out together against sexual violence.
If 500 pairs participate, we will break the world record for the most pairs in a three-legged race!
The entry fee is only $20 per pair. Rase additional funds for SARA's programs by collecting pledges from friends and family.
The race will be held at the Downtown Mall, Charlottesville. The race beins at the Free Speech Wall. Festivities, kids activities, and sign-in begin at 10am, and the race kicks off at 11am. Please be there to sign in by 10:45am.
Among the workshop topics the NASPA conference will cover are the following: Office for Civil Rights, Title IX, and Dear Colleague Letter; Mental Health, Disability Accommodations, and Legal Issues; Legal Issues: Student Organizations, Hazing, Greek Life, and Athletics; Social Media, Cyber Bullying, and Free Speech; and Sexual Assault and Policy Implications. Registrants will have the opportunity to participate in small-group discussions specific to their role on campus.
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance is excited to sponsor a 3-day conference addressing the primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence (SV/IPV). This conference will showcase innovative primary prevention projects from across North America, as well as highlight Virginia-based prevention initiatives. Our national speakers will showcase programs and concepts consistent with promising practices in the primary prevention of SV/IPV. In practice, the primary prevention of SV/IPV means promoting the factors associated with healthy relationships and healthy sexuality, and counteracting the factors associated with first-time perpetration.
Enjoy an evening of multicultural music that promotes peace, justice, and equality!
Part of the proceeds will be donated to SARA.
Donations accepted at the door.
Children (5-12 years): $4
Under 5 years: Free
The Charlottesville Women's Choir sings primarily a cappella music from a variety of cultural traditions; our themes include women's issues, peace, justice, and spirituality. CWC started in 1984 with just 11 members; 25 years later, CWC has grown to 30 members and continues its tradition of singing at various vigils, services, and an annual spring benefit concert.
SARA, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, and The Shelter for Help in Emergency
Clergy, youth ministers, congregational leaders, religious education teachers, and all interested adults who care about the health and well-being of children are encouraged to attend this forum on child abuse prevention presented by SARA, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, and The Shelter for Help in Emergency.
Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse including prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse.
The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults.
How the community is collaborating to identify and help children exposed to domestic violence.
Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse.
The signs of sexual abuse or exposure to domestic violence so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly.
New skills for adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
Ideas for integrating abuse prevention into your existing educational programs
Share with your congregation:
Policies to keep children safe
Additional training opportunities from the sponsor organizations
The Firehouse Theatre Project is pleased to announce a benefit reading of Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues, for two nights only, March 27 & 28 at 8:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre.
A reception will be held before each show beginning at 6:45 pm. We will have lovely musical guests and artists from the Richmond area joining us during the reception: Lydia Ooghe, Alison Self and The Bird and Her Consort. The reception will also include food donated by local restaurants. The reception is included in the "suggested donation" price of $20. Tickets are available at the door only, and all proceeds go to benefit RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) & to V-Day's Spotlight Women in Haiti.
The performance will begin at 8:00 pm and features monologues performed by women from around the Greater Richmond area. Firehouse Theatre Project's presentation of The Vagina Monologues is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 2011 V-Day Campaign.
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