Survivors of sexual assault will share their stories as an inspiration that there is life after rape and to dispel myths associated with victim-blaming. The Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Agency is cosponsoring the presentation.
Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) at the University of New Hampshire
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) at the University of New Hampshire invites the community to SHARPP’s first "Taking a Community Stance: Stepping Out To Speak Out Against Violence. " It will include a rally and 20-minute walk around campus.
This localized social movement aims at gathering students, faculty, staff and Durham community members together to take a collective and powerful stance against all forms of violence on our campus, including violence against women.
Community Rally and Walk will be at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively, on Thursday, April 14 at the UNH Great Lawn (in front of DeMeritt Hall)
This will include informational tables, a 20 minute walk around campus, reading of UNH’s 1st Community Proclamation Against Violence and a student call to action to end violence against women at UNH.
Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? In recognition of SAAM, GroundZero of Spartanburg, a favorite local hangout since 1996, will be hosting a benefit concert for SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, on April 15, 2011 at 7pm. Come out and enjoy a night of great local music, bring along a friend or meet a new one, and enjoy a low cover charge. Music provided by local artists Quarterfly, Coma Cinema, Din of Thieves, and more. SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition is a non-profit organization located in the heart of downtown Spartanburg that provides supportive services and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Currently, they operate the largest shelter in South Carolina and serve victims from Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties. Just within the past year, SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition has assisted 478 victims of sexual assault, and 23% of these were children under age seventeen. Increasing awareness of these issues will help create a climate in our community where victims feel supported enough to disclose the abuse, leave an unsafe environment, and get help necessary to recover. Please come out and show your support. GroundZero will be accepting donations for SAFE Home-Rape Crisis Coalition at the door the night of the event, as well as throughout the month of April.
If you are a band and would like to jump on board, contact GroundZero at 864-948-1661 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any concerns, questions, would like to donate your time and effort, or just need someone to talk to, please contact SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis 24-hours a day at 864-583-9803. More information is avaliable online. LIKE SHRCC Spartanburg on Facebook. See you on April 15th!!!
Twin Ports Take Back the Night is a free community event to raise awareness about violence against women and children. Our event starts with a rally, featuring music, dance, and other performances. We will then take to the streets and march in solidarity. We end the night with a speak out for survivors.
Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
This year’s 9th annual Rock Against Rape will be held at Capt’n Bills Backyard Grill on April 16th, 2011 from 11:00-10:00pm. There will be volleyball tournaments and corn hole tournaments - 1st place winners win a goodie bag with gift certificates and freebies. There will be many raffle give-aways throughout the day and loud, rock music! Check out the line up! If you are interested in supporting our cause or would like more information, please call/email Lindsay Husch, Prevention Educator of RCC, 910.392.6936 or LHusch@coastalhorizons.org.
PAVE is a multi-national non-profit that uses art, education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused. These crimes are extremely prevalent, but shrouded in silence and shame. Every person knows someone who has been affected by sexual assault, but the majority of folks will never even know it! It is up to us to be the voice for everyone who has been silenced by violence!! 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. Your donations will help our 35 walkers meet their fundraising goals and help us shatter the silence of sexual violence.
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