All day, Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, U.C.C.S., Newman University & other locations Contact TESSA if you would like to organize a Denim Day for your organization, 719-785-6833. Wear Jeans April 27th as a Visible Protest against Myths that Surround Rape and Sexual Assault.
“Speak” (film screening and discussion) Time TBA, Poor Richard’s Restaurant, 324½ N. Tejon St. Based on the award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, "Speak" unfolds a story about Melinda (Kristen Stewart), a smart and spirited high school freshman who retreats into self-imposed silence after she is raped one night at a party. Feeling isolated from her classmates and from her preoccupied mother Joyce Sardnino (Elizabeth Perkins), Melinda retreats further in an attempt to escape the torments of high school. It is only through her work in art class with the help of her compassionate art teacher Mr. Freeman (Steve Zahn) that she begins to reach out to others and eventually finds her own voice and inner strength. A feature debut of director/co-writer Jessica Sharzer, "Speak" resonates with stubborn honesty and sardonic humor as we follow Melinda on her journey from traumatized isolation to a brave and final triumphant disclosure.
Who will you walk for? There's strength in numbers. Come walk with us. Let's make change! Our 2011 Goals *1,500 walkers *A giant step forward in ending sexual violence Time: Registration begins at 9:30 am / Walk starts at 11:00 am Place: Canal Park at CambridgeSide Galleria (outside of the food court entrance) / Walk is a 5K loop along the Charles River
Every Friday night, beginning in April, we will be hosting a live Book Discussion of "Ravaged Relentlessly: Biblical Help for Those Overcoming Sexual Crime", by Minister Kesha Rand (Gore). One chapter per week will be discussed. This will include a live-broadcast of the discussion with the Author, as she reads excerpts from the book and leads in the conversation. Participants may view the podcast, call in to join the discussion via conference and/or submit questions and statements by chat.
Please email to request the conference call number. The purpose of this weekly broadcast is to give Survivors of sexual crime a chance to continue to heal. It will also provide a source of helpful information for concerned citizens that recognize the need to be prepared to help a victim. There will be no Broadcasts during the following holiday weekends: Easter (April 22nd), Memorial Day (May 27th), Independence Day (July 1st). Workbooks and Journals will be available for order by by mid-spring. Proceeds from book orders will go to benefit the "Hiding Place Workshop" for Survivors of sexual crime, being held in Maryland October 7-9th.
The Capitol Rally takes place on the west steps of the capitol building in Denver each year on the National Day of Action to End Sexual Violence. This event allows CCASA member agencies, partners and community members to come together to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, to honor survivors in our state, and to thank legislators who have worked to improve our laws. The agenda will include survivor speakers, awards ceremony, and performance skits by a teen theater group. Food carts will be in the area so you can get lunch and join us for the rally!
Senator Lisa Murkowski and the Alaska Congressional Delegation
You are invited to participate in the Choose Respect rally tomorrow, beginning at 5:15 pm at the Senate Side Lawn of the Capitol. The event is part of a 55-community march in solidarity against sexual abuse and domestic violence, to stand up against the unacceptable epidemic of violence in Alaska, and bring healing and justice to victims and survivors. The message of the Choose Respect campaign is simple – “You are not alone, and you are not to blame.”
This year, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) will focus on the power of bystanders and what can be done to prevent sexual violence. Tahoe Women's Services presents Take Back the Night: The Art of Empowerment. They will be partnering with the local art community to share an evening of poetry, artwork, awareness, and support at Fat Cat Deli in Tahoe City, Calif. April 27, 6-8 p.m. Keep an eye out for TWS tables at community events throughout the month — buy raffle tickets to support a vision for a violence free community.
On April 2nd, at the big green hill at Confluence Park, Denver’s Guerrilla Urban Art Force (GUAF) will stage a demonstration to advocate for victims of rape. Inspired when the man who raped one of their friends was found not guilty in spite of DNA evidence and the fact that his own sister testified against him, members of GUAF started a blog andfacebook page with the hope of bringing attention to the sensible, but apparently difficult-to-process concept that rape victims don’t ask for it and are not to blame for being raped.
The project, called “I Didn’t Ask For It: Rape is a Crime, Being Raped is Not” has inspired dozens of people from Maryland and New York to California and Washington, to create more than 150 flags in support of rape survivors and in protest of rape victim blaming for sexual assault awareness month this April 2011. The flags will be displayed on the big green hill at Confluence Park on Saturday, April 2nd from 9 – 11 am.
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