Community Impact Panel ~ "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much" ~Helen Keller Are you a survivor or secondary survivor to violence? How does crime impact you, your family, and your community? Most of us are affected in one way or another by crime. It affects all of us, it IS your business! Do you want to get involved but are not sure how? How can we take steps in the present to reshape our future?
Speakers and topics to include:
Child Abuse and Neglect
Additional information will also be provided on these topics and more. Free fingerprinting for youths will be available. This event is open to the community, everyone is welcome to attend! Dance! Music by DJ, SURROUND SOUND! Raffles! 10 tickets for $5 or 2 tickets for $1! Win a free package for two to the Eldorado in Reno for dinner and a show! Other great prizes from many places, including: Goodnight Irene, The Martin, New Reno Spa, Las Margaritas, Angies Boutique ~ and MORE! All ages welcome, bring the family! No cost to attend, but a donation of any of these items: An item of non-perishable food Children's' clothing (new or used) Baby Wipes Old cell phone Donations will be used to help various area non-profits to serve their clients' needs.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, The Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, & Gender Violence is a movement to increase awareness that men can and will stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Men will literally walk in women’s high heeled shoes. This event encourages men to make the world a safer place by preventing rape, sexual assault, and gender violence and gives men the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their courage and commitment to preventing gender violence.
The 6th Annual Take it All Back event will include a community walk (1.5 miles) and speak out. PCAR collaborated with WOAR for this event. Judge Sue Carbon will be attending.
More information is avaliable online.
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg will have a table with information, a pregame interview on the field and will be throwing the first pitch. Sexual assualt statistics and information will be shown throughout the game on the Jumbotron. To purchase tickets at the special group rate of $7.50/ ticket for box seats contact Annie Aebhardt by Friday April 1.
Thursday, April 14 - Sexual Assault Awareness Panel (11:30 a.m; CUB 260). Speakers from the community (including the local District Attorney, Gettysburg Chief of Police, Director of Survivors, among others) will talk about the sexual assault issues on college campuses.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts. Each shirt is decorated to represent a particular women's experience, by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her.You can come by the Women's Center during office hours to leave a shirt for the display or to make one.
Prevention and intervention of sexual assault remains a challenge for many institutions of higher education. This session will cover policy statements, procedures, programs, and sex offender policies.
Participants will gain a better understanding of the requirements of the Clery Act and Title IX and an understanding of the need to embrace the spirit of the law to create an optimal learning environment. Case studies will be presented for discussion on victim-centered responses. The presenters will describe innovative programming and collaboration techniques as well as tips for effectively using campus climate surveys.
The desired learning outcomes are:
• To provide the participants with a better understanding of federal laws governing college campus safety, specifically sexual assault on campus.
• Participants will leave with tangible, cost-effective/free resources and solutions for collaboration on wellness programs for any budget.
• Participants will examine case studies to evaluate compliance with campus sexual assault victims' bill of rights.
• Participants will gain knowledge on best practices relation to sexual assault awareness and prevention.
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