Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships to Respond to Sexual Assault is an interactive two-day training that will help participants establish partnerships with local military installations in order to effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims in the military. Throughout this training, participants will build knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve service provision to military sexual assault victims and to develop an appreciation of the perspectives of their future collaborative partners. It is through this developing sense of awareness that civilians will begin to understand who the military Service Member is, the culture they need to live and operate in, what motivates him/her, and what the military victim needs when working with community-based advocates. With the knowledge gained through this training process, in combination with their existing expertise in sexual assault, participants will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations throughout the United States.
This year, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) will focus on the power of bystanders and what can be done to prevent sexual violence. Tahoe Women's Services presents Take Back the Night: The Art of Empowerment. They will be partnering with the local art community to share an evening of poetry, artwork, awareness, and support at Fat Cat Deli in Tahoe City, Calif. April 27, 6-8 p.m. Keep an eye out for TWS tables at community events throughout the month — buy raffle tickets to support a vision for a violence free community.
Women’s Crisis Support ~ Defensa de Mujeres would like to invite you to participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Saturday, April 9th at Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence is a nationwide event that invites families to participate in a one mile walk, literally in her shoes by wearing women’s high heels, to raise awareness around issues of rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks community members to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.
WEAVE challenges Sacramento men to walk in high heels in an effort to increase awareness about sexual assault. This event gives men the opportunity to put themselves in women’s shoes while showing support for a great cause.
The Community March to End Sexual Assault is a positive avenue for teams of coworkers, families, neighbors and churches to stand up against sexual violence in our community. Last year over 100 men, women and children marched down Main Street with teams made up of local businesses, community service organizations, schools and individuals.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Walk Against Rape will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile walk starting at The Women's Building at 10:00AM and culminating in a festival at 1:00PM at Potrero del Sol Park ("La Raza Park). Walkers will arrive in the park to find speakers, performances, vendors, the Clothesline Project on display, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations who will be offering information and resources, and food and drink. Walkers interested in participating can download a registration form and begin to collect donations from their friends and family. All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape.
Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting. It's not just an amazing event for connecting with fellow Amnesty supporters from around the country, it's a valuable opportunity for gaining essential skills in human rights advocacy, volunteering and community organizing. Informative panels - led by inspiring speakers, celebrities and politicians -- and a fun program of live music and extraordinary entertainment all weekend long will make this event an unforgettable one.
Join Amnesty International’s first-ever Change our World Youth Summit where activists from the ages of 14 - 25 will share their experiences of human rights work.
Raise your voice and take part in a Call to Action
Learn about Amnesty International's work
Become a dynamic student leader & take Human Rights Activism to a new level on your school campus and beyond
What To Expect!
At the Youth Summit, you will be able to share experiences of human rights work on campus, exchange ideas about creative activism, learn how to be effective activists, and find out about the endless opportunities for youth within Amnesty International.
4 Week Women Only Self Defense Program. We meet every Saturday starting April 16th, 2011 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (90 minutes) The workshop will focuse on common attacks women encounter. You will learn combatives including punches, palm heel strikes, elbows, knees and kicks. Self defense techniques will include defenses against hair grabs, chokes on the floor, bear hugs, chokes from the front, chokes from the behind, choke from the side and several other techniques. These workshops are taught by our senior insrustor Jeannie Vukotic.
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