The SAAM "Day of Action" will be observed on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. This is nationally recognized in the United States as a specific day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Through coordinated planning of special events, advocates can raise awareness, media attention and national momentum for ending and preventing sexual violence. The NSVRC encourages participants and those planning special activities to visit our Event Suggestions page for ideas on how to observe this day in your community and to post your events on the online calendar.This year, proclaim “It’s time … to talk about it” by using social media to join the conversation. By changing your profile pictures and focusing your status updates, tweets, and blog posts on SAAM and the Day of Action, you can engage online communities in sexual violence prevention.
Union County College will be hosting a free screening and discussion of Nancy Schwartzman's powerful documentary The Line. A counselor will facilitate a post-film discussion about what constitutes rape and consent, and how to support survivors of sexual assault.
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.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.....IT'S TIME TO WALK ABOUT IT!MOVING4WARD MINISTRIES IS PROUDLY HOSTING OUR 1ST ANNUAL 5K WALK TO HELP BRING AN END TO THE SILENCE BEHIND SEXUAL VIOLENCE, AND TO BRING ENCOURAGMENT TO ALL SURVIVORS BY LETTING THEM KNOW THEIR VOICE HAS A RIGHT TO BE HEARD AND THEY ARE NOT ALONE.COME STROLL WITH US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27,2013 AT CREVE COEUR MEMORIAL LAKE PARK (TREMAYNE PAVILION). LET'S ALLOW OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD!! FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION, OR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION, PLEASE GO TO WWW.MOVING4WARDSTL.COM
The Clean Slate Diaries was created to honor and recognize the path survivors of Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence have walked. Currently, there are no races taking place in support of survivor recovery or color-coded products sold to recognize the intense courage and fierce determination required to overcome the trauma that remains from these crimes.
Clean Slate Founder and Executive Producer, Renee DeVesty, knew that finding your voice was an essential first step in the healing process. A survivor of Rape and Domestic Violence, she decided to choreograph an evening of Art, Music, Dance and Spoken Word Stories that would inspire and empower survivors to break through the darkness of guilt and shame and allow their light to shine – their voice to be heard – using Art as a form of expression.
Produced by survivors, for survivors and held annually during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Syracuse, New York, 2013 will bring together five area colleges and universities to raise awareness of the high incidence of sexaul assault and intimate partner violence among the college demographic, along with award-winning musicians, artists and dancers.
This event is a reminder that despite anything that has happened, a new beginning is always available to us – an opportunity to wipe away the stain and begin again.
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