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        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault creates the social change necessary to end sexual violence. 


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        Sexual Assault Awareness Month


         

        The 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on prevention. Check out the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) for resource materials focusing on the building blocks of prevention. Resources focus on communicating how individuals, communities, and the private sector can take action to promote safety, respect, and equality.

        Stay tuned throughout March and April and look for information on resources and events happening across the state.

         

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        Background on SAAM

        The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

        By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

        Learn about the History of SAAM

        Visit NSVRC's Spanish-language SAAM website, where you will find information and resources. // Visite nuestro página web en español de SAAM, donde puedes acceder a recursos e información.

        See NSVRC's SAAM Blog


         

        Events

        Please contact us and let us know about events happening in your community!

        Dane County Rape Crisis Center (RCC)'s county-wide calendar

        Looking for ideas for your SAAM event?

         

        April-wide Events

         

        Embrace (formerly Timeout Abuse Shelter)

        In Rusk, Price & Washburn Counties, you can:

        • Show your support with a real hair teal extension at hair three different area salons
        • Stop by an area library to view SAAM displays
        • See law enforcement officers show their support by displaying teal ribbon magnets on their vehicles
        • Stop by Embrace offices to view their pinwheel display representing Sexual Assault survivors
        • See RuskPrice & Washburn flyers for more information

         

         

        April 26

        'The Mask We Live In' Showing, Marquette University

         

        April 26

        Childhood Sexuality--What's Healthy and How Do We Talk About It?

        Community Action, 20 Eclipse Center, Beloit

        In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SARP and Community Action are partnering to speak to a topic that often goes unaddressed—childhood and sexuality. Amanda Isunza, Director of SARP, will present on healthy childhood sexual development and Shelby Beach, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, will give us advice on how to talk to our kids (of all ages) about sexual violence. Light refreshments will be served. Day care will also be available during the presentations.

        More information at the Facebook event page.

         

        April 27, 5:30-8:00pm

        Chippewa Valley Area kNOw More!

        The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St. Eau Claire, WI  (map)

        In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Family Support Center of Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire, and the Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault (CASA) at UW-EC, are, once again, partnering to present Chippewa Valley Area kNOw More!

        There will also be a community resource fair, free prize drawings, entertainment from area performers, and a survivor and ally speak-out. The event is FREE and all are welcome.

        This year, we will also be collecting NEW-in-package donations of socks and underwear (all sizes, all genders) to benefit local programs serving survivors.

         

        April 27 @ 10:30am

        Denim Day Press Conference, Milwaukee

        press conference on April 27th at Pathfinders where Health Commissioner Bevan Bake, Mayor Tom Barrett, CEO Tim Baack (Pathfinders), Nicole Angresano Community Impact Vice President, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and survivor Chad Rendleman will be speaking.

        More information at http://denimdaymke.org/ 

         

        April 27

        Take back the night & movie showing of 'The Hunting Ground'

        Join Embrace (Formerly Timeout Abuse Shelter) to take back the night! Included in the night will be a showing of 'The Hunting Ground' and an opportunity for survivors and allies to discuss their experiences and support.

        More information here.

        See movie event flyer here.

         

        April 27

        Denim Day

        ASTOP will be celebrating Denim Day all month long. The City of Fond du Lac has generously allowed them to hang decorated jeans from lampposts on Johnson Street in Fond du Lac. They are also asking the community to join us and stand up with victims by wearing denim to work on April 27. At workplaces, they are asking employers to consider donating $5 to ASTOP for each employee who wears jeans to work. All funds collected will help provide continued free services in Fond du Lac and Green Lake County for all sexual assault survivors and their families.

          

        April 27 @ 6:30 pm

        Movie showing and discussion of 'The Hunting Ground'
        UWMC Campus in the Main Auditorium
        518 S 7th Ave, Wausau, WI 

        Free and open to the public with panel discussion to follow.

        See event flyer here.

         

        April 27 from 11am-1pm

        Denim Day Display

        See event flyer here.

         

        April 28 @ 6:30 pm

        Movie showing of 'Miss Representation'

        Hope House is screening Miss Representation on April 28th at the RG Brown Theatre at UW-Baraboo Sauk County.  The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

        Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

        Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics.  The film offers startling facts and statistics to leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

        Event Facebook page here.

         

        April 29 @ 5:00-7:00pm

        Black Women Heal event with UHS EVOC
        Upper House (365 E. Campus Mall, UW-Madison)

        Join Black Women Heal and University Health Services End Violence on campus for a workshop focused on survivor healing and how we as a community can become empowered to prevent sexual violence.

         

        April 29 @ 6:30pm

        "Can I Kiss You?" Program with Mike Domitrz, Date Safe Project

        Slinger High School Auditorium, Slinger

        Friends of Abused Families is hosting this event. The presentation will be free and open to all students in 6th – 12th grades as well as their parents. Attached is our event poster, and please let me know if you need any other information!

        For more information, see the event flyer.

         

        April 30 (Doors at 4:00pm, English showing 5:00pm, Spanish Showing 7:00pm)

        Vagina Monologues, Club Five (5 Applegate Ct, Madison)

        The Vagina Monologues is a world-renowned play based on Eve Ensler’s
        interviews with over 200 women that celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Its purpose is to spread awareness of, and to stop, violence against women and girls. It is now performed every year all over the world. Proceeds from this performance will benefit UNIDOS and V-Day
        Organization’s Spotlight Campaign.

        General admission is $10 for pre-sale and $12 at the door. To get tickets and for more information, please contact Veronica Lazo or by calling UNIDOS at 608-256-9195 or visit the event registration page.

         

        April 30 from 12pm - 4pm

        Consent & Teen Dating Workshop

        Hmong American Friendship Association, 3824 W Vliet Street, Millwaukee, WI

        See event flyer here.

         

        April 30 from 11am - 1:30pm

        Denim Days Luncheon
        Castle Hill Supper Club, Hwy 12, Merrillan, WI

        Featuring guest speaker Olga Trujillo author of The Sum of My Parts.

        Registration starts at 10:30am. Tickets are $20 per person.

          See event flyer here.

         

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        > June 30: Paths to Healing, Madison (LAST CHANCE)

        > July 19 & 20: The Northern Training, Bowler
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        August 31-September 2:
        National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC), Washington D.C.

         

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