Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2016

Statewide Events are available!! 

Check out IowaCASA’s Website. www.iowacasa.org

Don’t see your SAAM event listed? Let us know.

 

 April 1 – April 30 sponsored by RVAP

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

Visit https://rvap.uiowa.edu/take-action/events for event details. For a full calendar of activities sponsored by Rape Victim Advocacy Program in Johnson county, click here. For additional events sponsored by Rape Victim Advocacy Program in Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Washington and Van Buren counties, click here.

 April 5 – April 27

2016 SAAM Events Sponsored by Family Resources and SafePath Survivor Resources

Events include The Hunting Ground Screening, a speaking engagement by Judy Ferraro, a bystander intervention student event, a Denim Day on April 27, and more. Contact Melody at mwilliams@famres.org to receive dates and more information.

 Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 1:00 – 7:00PM

Writing on the Wall

Music Man Square, Mason City

Writing on the Wall is a free event that enables survivors of violence and/or their family and supporters a chance to design and display messages they feel must be spoken about abuse. Click here for more information.

 Thursday, April 7, 5:30 – 7:30PM

Take Back the Night (Des Moines)

100 Locust Street at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.

TBTN is a night where those who have been silenced by sexual violence are given a forum to share experiences and bring awareness to the prevalence of sexual violence in our community.

 Thursday, April 7, from 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Start by Believing Campaign at Waldorf College

Waldorf College in the Atrium.

This is a public awareness campaign designed by End Violence Against Women International to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. For more information about this event, email theresa@cishelps.org.

 Thursday, April 7, 7:30 – 10:30PM

Take Back the Night (Dubuque)

Mary Josita Hall Cafeteria at Clarke University.

Take back the night is a night where those who have been silenced by sexual assault are given a forum to share their experiences and to bring awareness to the prevalence of sexual assault in our community. It is a night for allies of survivors to show their support. Fore more information, contact sflynn@dbq.edu. For a flyer of this event, click here.

Friday, April 8, 11:30AM – 1:00PM

The Clothesline Project

Ellsworth College at the Gentle Student Center.

The Clothesline Project is for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or intimate partner violence. For more information about this event, email theresa@cishelps.org.

 April 12 – 25

The Clothesline Project

Riverview Center’s Manchester office will be displaying the Clothesline Project on the campus at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Anyone who has experience sexual violence or intimate partner violence is encouraged to design a shirt. For more information, contact joy@riverviewcenter.org.

 Wednesday, April 13

Together. In Teal.

Join Crisis Intervention Service by wearing something teal to show your support for victims of sexual violence and for those working to end violence in our homes, communities, and nation. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, April 13, at 12:00PM

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (Osage)

Contact theresa@cishelps.org for more information.

 Friday, April 15 at 7:30PM

1BlueString Awareness Concert

Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union.

1BlueString asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to symbolize and support the 1 in 6 men sexually abused in childhood. Come join Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support (ACCESS), KURE 88.5, and Theta Chi Fraternity – Iowa State for a night of great music to raise support and awareness for the 1 in 6 men impacted by sexual violence. For more information, click here.

 Saturday, April 16 at 5:00PM

DSAOC’s 21st Annual Cake Auction

Iowa Central East Campus, 2031 Quail Avenue, Fort Dodge.

Doors open at 5:00PM, live auction starts at 6:00PM. Event to benefit Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center. Click here for postcard.

April 19, 12:00 – 1:00PM

Bilingual Twitter Chat: #YoSoySAAM

Join ALAS members, @ArteSana_org, and co-hosts @endsxlviolence, @TAASA, and @IowaCASA in #YoSoySAAM, a bilingual Twitter chat on April 19 to discuss culturally responsive efforts for addressing and preventing sexual violence against Latinos. Vamos a twittear sobre esfuerzos culturalmente sensibles para tratar y prevenir la #ViolenciaSexual contra Latinos.

Hahtag/Almohadilla: #YoSoySAAM

 Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 – 7:00PM

The Clothesline Project

Music Man Square, Mason City.

Crisis Intervention Service is proud to host this event to honor women survivors and victims of intimate violence. Any woman who has experienced such violence, at any time in her life, is encouraged to design a shirt. Victim’s families and friends are also invited to participate. Click here for more information.

 Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 7:00 – 7:30PM

Take Back the Night Walk

Music Man Square, Mason City.

Unite with other community members in support of survivors of sexual violence with a short walk around the mall, escorted by local law enforcement. Help shed light on the darkness of sexual abuse. Glow sticks and candles provided.

 Thursday, April 21, at 5:00PM

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (Algona)

Contact theresa@cishelps.org for more information about this event.

 Friday, April 22, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Guarded Photo Series sponsored by L.U.N.A.

Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W Boone Street.

The event will consist of an open gallery featuring photographs followed by an artist talk and photo shoot for women/female identifying people to pose with what they use to protect themselves from sexual violence. For more information, click here.

Saturday, Arpil 23, at 10:00AM

Sexual Assault Awareness 5k

Circle Park in Storm Lake near the BVU Football Field. For questions contactjenny@caasaonline.org.

All proceeds will benefit CAASA, Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault, a nonprofit organizations which helps victims in the surrounding areas to combat sexual abuse, abuse, and violence. For more information, click here.

 Saturday, April 30, 7:00AM-10:00AM

Biscuits and Gravy Fundraiser

Crisis Intervention Services of Oskaloosa is hosting a Biscuits and Gravy Fundraiser. The event will be held in Pella, IA, on the Central College Campus in the Maytag Student Center in the Boat, Moore, and Weller (BMW) rooms. Everyone invited to attend. For more information, contact carolynl@stopdvsa.org.

 Saturday, April 30, at 10:00AM

Stand Up to Sexual Violence 5K in Charles City

In an effort to raise awareness in Floyd County the Floyd County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is hosting the 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K. For more information about this event, click here.

This information was provided by http://www.iowacasa.org/#!saam-events/c1b1d

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