The event will feature men with their hearts in the right place, walking in high heels to help educate others about gender violence. Women and girls are invited to walk, too.
''The top 12 individuals who raise the most funds for the Rape Crisis Center will receive a red chocolate stiletto by Fairlawn's own North Coast Expressions,'' said event spokeswoman Mary Hartz. ''The chocolate stiletto may also be purchased by family and friends walking in the event or for any shoe lover. The limited edition red stiletto designed specifically for the event will be offered now through April 29 for $30, with $5 from the sale of every shoe going to the Rape Crisis Center.''
A Long Walk Home’s youth leaders, Girl/Friends host their 2nd Annual One Mic:Poetry Slam to bring awareness about sexual assault in the NLCP community and to build allies against gender violence in their school community.
Come join the Turning Point as they celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program. S.A.N.E. nurses have performed 1070 forensic exams in Collin County. Their meticulous work assists agencies, law enforcement and hospitals in providing top notch services to survivors of sexual assault. The Turning Point wants to acknowledge and honor these community heroes for their excellent service! Students from colleges and high schools throughout the county will be submiting art that will be displayed throughout the evening. Their art work will be used to enhance our community prevention efforts and inspires healing and hope for survivors of sexual assault! Feel free to contact the Turning Point for more information!
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 email@example.com. 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!!!
Healing and Creative Arts Center, United Charitable Programs
The Healing and Creative Arts Center will host an online Blog Talk Radio My Time to tell-a-thon to encourage sexual assault victims to overcome the fear of expressing what happened to them. Listerners will also be encouraged to actively support resources for victims and survivors of sexual assault. Free copies of our My Time to Tell Journaling book will be offered.
Survivors and supporters come together for a peaceful remembrance stroll. Walkers will carry candles through downtown Portsmouth to inform the community about SASS and our mission to end sexual violence.
ALWH’s Girl/Friends Leadership Institute, youth leaders perform in Catharsis Productions’ Yes! Please. Yes! Please is an evening of creative performances about consent and community” is a social movement and an awareness raising campaign to incite positivity and celebration around the issues and practices of enthusiastic consent. We believe that consent is to permit, approve, or agree.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013, Henderson County residents and professionals are invited to attend the first annual CELEBRATION OF COURAGE luncheon where you will be introduced to our featured speaker, Ms. Olga Trujillo, abuse survivor, attorney and author of The Sum of My Parts, copies of which are available at the main library and for sale on Amazon.com. This is the electrifying story of Olga's traumatic childhood of sexual, emotional and physical abuse and the amazing courage it took for her to emerge from that tunnel of terror to become the accomplished and healed individual whose voice, once heard, you will never forget.
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.”
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