Safe Haven’s RYOT (Rallying Youth Organizers Together) Against Rape and All Forms of Abuse are holding the third annual RYOT Sparks A Healing Bonfire on Saturday May 7, 2011 at Camp Akenec on Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be our wrap up to Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, most importantly, healing and empowerment. RYOT members will be reading poetry, music and inspiration. Our main guest speaker is Rhett who is survivor who was part of the 200 Men on Oprah. His story will inspire all of us. We will wrap up the evening with Maxwell Kofi Donkor, an internationally known, award-winning sculptor, master drummer and teacher who will lead us all in a drumming circle of hope. This community event is open to the public and requires no fee; all are welcome to this evening of healing and inspiration. Free food and baked goods will be available for those who attend. Informational tables, and student artwork and writing will be displayed. RYOT (Rallying Youth Organizers Together) Against Rape and all forms of abuse is a youth leadership program that engages teens and community in the movement to end sexual and other forms of interpersonal violence.
Pueblo Rape Crisis Services is hosting its second annual Rock Against Rape concert to raise awareness in the community. There are four bands performing at the event, and the event is being held at a local restaurant/bar so there will be food and drinks available! The money raised from this event will be used toward creating support groups and expanding programs and services offered to survivors at Pueblo Rape Crisis Services.
Instinctive Defense, LLC to benefit Shenandoah Women's Center
This class will benefit The Shenandoah Women's Center. The cost is $20.00 for a 3 hour women's self defense class taught by a Certified Instructor. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month & this is one way Instinctive Defense, LLC is trying to make a difference. We need to create awareness !! This class will include videos, hands on techniques & valuable information on date rape drugs and how to be more aware of your surroundings. You will be put in the worse positions & taught how to escape them. You will be able to use the techniques on a mock "bad guy". This will ensure you are doing the techniques correctly, create confidence & better prepare you mentally if ever attacked. It's best to practice in a safe environment, not walk around "without" a plan! Limited space ! You must pre-register.
The Clothesline Project offers a visual display designed to illustrate violence against women and children through the creation of message t-shirts. Each t-shirt is decorated by a survivor, or by someone who cares about them. The shirts will be on display in the UI Commons Rotunda from April 18th-22nd.
The mission of the S.H.O.E.S. (Sharing Her/His Own Experiences Supportively) Program is to introduce our community to personal stories of University of Idaho sexual assault survivors/victims and their families. By supportively revealing these experiences our intention is to increase awareness, create community, and build intolerance for rape supportive behaviors within our campus culture. B.E.A.R. paw prints will serve as a guide to encourage a collective journey of education and awareness toward holding student rapists accountable for their actions.
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