Saturday April 23, 2016 from 11am-2pm, they will be hosting the 2nd Annual Break the Silence Seminar at the Hawthorne Memorial Center, in Hawthorne, CA. The Keynote Speaker is Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Gloria Morrow. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this event is dedicated to educating, encouraging and supporting those who have been directly or indirectly impacted by sexual assault. Countless women and men are suffering in silence, and as a result are bound by the shame, guilt and embarrassment that is associated with sexual assault. Mary DeMuth, author of “The Wall Around Your Heart” said, “An untold story never heals.” Break the Silence is designed to provide a safe place for sexual assault survivors to break their silence, so that healing can begin. Additionally, we equip survivors with the tools to rise above the past, not allowing it to define them negatively. Since they survived this traumatic experience, it is critical that they realize there is a specific and unique purpose for their lives. According to Jacques McNeil, “There is Life, Hope, Healing, and Forgiveness on the other side of the Abuse.” Jacques McNeil is the Founder of Break the Silence and First Lady of Transforming Lives Community Church. TLCC is dedicated to empowering those who we encounter to be agents of transformation, restoration, deliverance and growth, which will lead to hope and healing. As a sexual assault survivor, she personally understands the power of breaking the silence. She is an advocate for all who have survived sexual assault, and she is committed to providing hope and a place for healing to manifest in the lives of those who have been violated.
This College Prep Workshop will prepare young women to navigate their college years in a safe and healthy way, offering smart strategies for handling many health, safety, and social issues that young women face, including sexuality, alcohol use, stress, risk of sexual assault, peer pressure, diet, and exercise. Dr. M. Susan Scanlon, board-certified physician and author of "The Gyne's Guide for College Women: How to Have a Healthy, Safe, and Happy Four Years," designed this interactive workshop specifically for high school and college young women and their moms. The event includes: Health & Safety tips, recommended safety apps, Defining your boundaries, Practicing the Power of the Word "NO," a Fight Like a Girl Self Defense lesson, the "Dorm Room Workout," and plan for healthy eating in college. Why? The college years can be bumpy and even dangerous for young women. The first few months, known as the "Red Zone" are especially tough and the time when young women are most at risk of sexual assault and alcohol related problems. Our daughters prep for the ACT and carefully plan out their dorm room decor, they also need to prepare for the social, health and safety issues they will face so their college years can be happy and productive.
‘Yes, and…’ is an educational exhibit about sexual assault, sexual health, and the importance of consent in relationships. Recent CMU grad, Anna Failla will be partnering with PAAR, PATF, NSVRC, and local artists and students to create a communal experience for Sexual Assault Awareness month.There will be paintings, poetry, sculptures, and a wall for all members of the community to fearlessly weave their stories together showing that Pittsburgh will stand strong against sexual assault. This installation will allow us to show support for survivors and teach each other about how to have healthy, positive sexual relationships with one another.
UTSA Police Department & UTSA Inter Fraternity Council
UTSA Call to Action Day allows particpants the oppertunity to ask questions and obtain information about sexual violence awareness, along with show support and pledge to be an active by-stander. Beaks Up. Speak Up. By-stander Intervention Intitiative is a vital part of the UTSA community. We encourage participants to post selfies from the Beaks Up. Speak Up. selfie Stations. particpants will recieve free UTSA Beaks Up. Speak Up. T-shirts, pizza, and give-a-ways while supplies last. Limited space for vendor/ information booths- see attached registration form
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center and popular Tumblr #SurvivorLoveLetter are working together to gather uplifting messages for survivors of sexual assault. Help flood the Internet with love on Wednesday, April 22, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Philly's 5th Annual Take Back the Night Thursday April 23th, 2015 Meet up for marches at 5:45 pm (at one of the 4 locations listed below).
The marches will begin from various meet up points throughout the city: North Point – 22nd & Fairmount – contact is Michael, at: Michael@michaelalbany.com South Point – 21st & Washington -- contact are Susan, at: email@example.com & Frank, at firstname.lastname@example.org. East point – 12th & Chestnut -- contacts are Christine, at: email@example.com and Kim : firstname.lastname@example.org West Point – 40th & Chestnut – contact is Amanda, at: email@example.com
The marches will combine for the rally at the First Unitarian church at 2125 Chestnut St. We will have a “Bust the Myths” action outside the church. The event will continue with a speak-out and testimonials of survivors and supports “Breaking the Silence” about their experiences with domestic & sexual violence and to reduce the stigma of talking about violence. We will end with a candle light vigil to remember and support victims and survivors of violence as well as a symbol of the importance of shedding light on and talking about violence in our communities. Tables and resources will be set up by supporting organizations in our coalition.
Philly's 5th Annual Take Back the NightThursday April 23th, 2015Meet up for marches at 5:45 pm (at one of the 4 locations listed below).The marches will begin from various meet up points throughout the city:North Point – 22nd & Fairmount – contact is Michael, at: Michael@michaelalbany.comSouth Point – 21st & Washington -- contact are Susan, at: firstname.lastname@example.org & Frank, at email@example.com.East point – 12th & Chestnut -- contacts are Christine, at: firstname.lastname@example.org andKim : email@example.comWest Point – 40th & Chestnut – contact is Amanda, at: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe marches will combine for the rally at the First Unitarian church at 2125 Chestnut St.We will have a “Bust the Myths” action outside the church.The event will continue with a speak-out and testimonials of survivors and supports “Breaking the Silence” about their experiences with domestic & sexual violence and to reduce the stigma of talking about violence.We will end with a candle light vigil to remember and support victims and survivors of violence as well as a symbol of the importance of shedding light on and talking about violence in our communities.Tables and resources will be set up by supporting organizations in our coalition.
Jefferson Davis Community College will take part in the National Day of Action which will include Proclamation signing by Dr. William Blow, President in the Student Center on the Brewton Campus. Then a program will be presented by the college's Campus Safety Committee. A guest speaker from the Light House Resource Center will be on hand for the event. Students, faculty, staff and administrators will have the opportunity to sign the "it's on us" pledge in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Other activities for the day include showing of PSA's, campus-wide involvement on #SAAM as well as painting the campus Teal. Persons interested in having their nails painted as part of this event may visit one of the nail polishing stations. A similar activity will take place on the Atmore Campus at 2:00 p.m.
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