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WCASA is Wisconsin's only state-wide coalition dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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        Our Mission

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


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        Focus

        Wrap Around the Capitol is a healing part of the finale of WCASA’s Day of Healing in Madison. Survivors and Allies from throughout the state are invited to unite their voices for their own individual healing and to promote continued healing for all survivors. This event includes survivors speaking and sharing their experiences and journeys in healing. Survivors and allies physically form a circle around the rotunda inside the capitol and raise their voice to end the silence that surrounds sexual assault. Following is the “Billion Rising” dance that was created for survivors and taught earlier in the day at Survivors & Allies. The dance enables survivors to use movement as a form of self-expression and to promote healing. This powerful finale to this entire day of healing promotes and encourage survivors and allies to support the healing of all survivors throughout the state of Wisconsin.

         

        Parking

        Parking is available near the state capitol. We recommend parking at Lot 88 just off the square. See downtown parking map.

         

        Also join us for:

        • 4/7 @ 9:30am-1:30pm: Survivors & Allies, part of the Day of Healing, features sessions on dance, poetry and mental health as well as individual sessions on reiki and massage.

         

        Wrap Around the Capitol 2016

         

        Wrap Around the Capitol follows the Survivors & Allies Task Force Gathering each year as part of the Day of Healing. This year's Wrap is part of the kick-off for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and will happen inside the Capitol rotunda 

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        Why denim? Because of an international outrage. In the 1990s, an 18 year-old woman was raped by a 45 year-old driving instructor in Italy. The perpetrator was arrested, prosecuted, convicted of rape, and sentenced to jail. However, the Supreme Court overturned the rape conviction. The judges believed that the victim must have consented to sexual contact since, in their opinion, her jeans were so tight the perpetrator could not have gotten them off without her assistance. Outraged, the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans to work. Thus was born Denim Day, which is observed in the U.S. on April 29.

        For more information on Denim Day, see our Denim Day page.

        Check out the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's (NSVRC) SAAM page to access printable promotional materials, images for social media and more.  Information for the 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in Wisconsin will be posted here.

        Upcoming Events

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings

        Webinars

        Statewide & National Events

         

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        > February 4-6, 2018: 

        2018 Summit on Healthy Teen Relationships, WI Dells

        > February 20-22, 2018: 

        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Madison

         

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        > March 6, 2018


        > April 7, 2018: Survivors & Allies Day of Healing / 7th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol, Madison

        > June 7 & 8, 2018: WCASA's Training Institute, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells

        > June 8, 2018: Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon, WI Dells

        > June 22, 2018: Paths to Healing Conference, Madison

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