This nationally recognized day provides an opportunity for advocates and activists to engage with their communities and kick-off SAAM events that are planned throughout April. This year, proclaim “It’s time … to talk about it” by using social media to join the conversation. Plan or support a SAAM event in your community on April 1st, and keep the conversation going all month long.If you have a photograph from a SAAM "Day of Action" event or activity that you are willing to share, please email a copy to email@example.com. Events from across the country may be highlighted in future SAAM and other printed materials, newsletters or online publications and sites including Facebook and Twitter.
Girl/Friends host an interactive carnival to bring awareness about Sexual Assault in their community. They will have various stalls using different ways to talk about consent and to educate the community about sexual violence.RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Long Walk Home SOARS program and Girl/Friends youth leaders participates in our partner RVA’s hour long Standing Silent Witness demonstration at the Daley Plaza. Join us in silence to demonstrate and bring awareness of the silence that survivors of sexual assault are often forced into.
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.
Lecture discusses how state-of-the art technology can empower communities and individuals to prevent and heal from sexual violence using new methods in art therapy and the digital arts, such as photography, projection, video, twitter, and facebook.
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.
YWCA New Britain has a long history of helping people who have been victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. For Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS) hopes to raise public awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual assault and all types of violence that affect victims and their families every day. By raising this awareness, we hope to break the silence and end the violence.
YWCA SACS has partnered with Central Connecticut State University and the Hartford Marathon Foundation to host an event entitled ENOUGH! A Race to End Violence. The event will consist of a 5K race followed by an awards ceremony, and ending with our guest speaker. During registration and after the race there will be tables set up from local resources as well as food and a chance to participate in our clothesline project (www.clotheslineproject.org). All are encouraged to join together at the end of the race to help spread the message that violence is not acceptable.
This year we are pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be Beth Holloway, mother of Natalee Holloway the high school senior who was abducted on her graduation trip in Aruba in 2005. Since that tragic event, Beth has delivered her message of hope, faith and personal safety to young adults and people of all ages all across the United States and we are excited to have her with us.
The proceeds from the event will allow SACS to continue to provide comfort and counseling to individuals affected by sexual assault and abuse in 46 towns within Hartford, part of Tolland County, and Plymouth.
SACS’s mission is to eliminate sexual violence in our community through crisis intervention, prevention education, and public policy advocacy. Advocates and volunteers answer hotline calls, work with law enforcement, accompany survivors at local emergency rooms and speak to community groups to ensure that victims’ voices are heard.
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