A documentary film titled Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Video will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Giffels Auditorium of Old Main. Following the updated, abridged version of Sut Jhally's classic documentary, a forum will be held. This event is co-sponsored with the Associated Student Government.
Two part event entitled “Elephant in the Room” in Downtown Fort Worth.
“Breakfast with Leaders”
An open invitation to local leaders be it legislative, religious, educational and community, to talk about the “Elephant in the Room”. We will be addressing sexual violence and talking about contemporary trends in anti-sexual violence law. Invite is also open to local law enforcement agencies, attorneys and other groups that would be impacted by pending or recently passed legislation.
We will also highlight local agencies and organizations that offer services and programs to aid and support those in need.
An art exhibit featuring local artist including painters, photographers, sculptures, poets & musicians.
This will be a relaxed but passionate exhibit of art in its many beautiful forms all to express the hearts of victims, survivors & overcomers… giving hope, grace and empowerment to all.
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.
SARA, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, and The Shelter for Help in Emergency
Clergy, youth ministers, congregational leaders, religious education teachers, and all interested adults who care about the health and well-being of children are encouraged to attend this forum on child abuse prevention presented by SARA, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, and The Shelter for Help in Emergency.
Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse including prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse.
The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults.
How the community is collaborating to identify and help children exposed to domestic violence.
Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse.
The signs of sexual abuse or exposure to domestic violence so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly.
New skills for adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
Ideas for integrating abuse prevention into your existing educational programs
Share with your congregation:
Policies to keep children safe
Additional training opportunities from the sponsor organizations
The staff of Ekon Image would like to invite you and request your presence on April 29, 2011 for our annual fashion show. Ekon Image presents: Undressed Designer Showcase & Fashion Show a premiere red carpet event of couture designers, high end fashion, hors d'oeuvres all for Sexual Assault Awareness.
feat: Dj Kevy Kev & Celebrity Guest Appearance ...w/ tribute to Late Dee Dee Showell "Princess of Style"
Doors will open at: 7:30pm- VIP 8:00pm- General Admission
Dress Code: Denim & Diamonds
Tickets: General Admission-$30 VIP-$50 (includes preferred seating, early admission, gift bag)
Purchase tickets online Proceeds will benefit: R.A.I.N.N (Rape, Assault, Incest National Network)
Instinctive Defense, LLC to benefit Shenandoah Women's Center
This class will benefit The Shenandoah Women's Center. The cost is $20.00 for a 3 hour women's self defense class taught by a Certified Instructor. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month & this is one way Instinctive Defense, LLC is trying to make a difference. We need to create awareness !! This class will include videos, hands on techniques & valuable information on date rape drugs and how to be more aware of your surroundings. You will be put in the worse positions & taught how to escape them. You will be able to use the techniques on a mock "bad guy". This will ensure you are doing the techniques correctly, create confidence & better prepare you mentally if ever attacked. It's best to practice in a safe environment, not walk around "without" a plan! Limited space ! You must pre-register.
Film screening of "Secret of the Dawn" and panel discussion about female genital mutilation (FGM) and efforts to end it. The documentary includes footage of Healthy Tomorrow's sister group Sini Sanuman, working to stop FGM in Mali. Susan McLucas will lead a panel discussion about FGM and efforts to stop it.
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