SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 15, 2016
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, the Sexual Assault Crisis Center will present its signature fundraiser Shall We Dance at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.
Registration & Silent Auction open at 6:00 p.m.; Ballroom doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Shall We Dance is an uplifting and entertaining event that increases awareness about sexual assault while helping us raise the important funds we need to uphold our mission.
Stay tuned for more information on this year’s event, sponsorship opportunities and this year’s line up of community dancers.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH – APRIL
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 and education efforts.
To learn more about how you can help raise awareness, please contact us at 920.733.8119.
In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month each April, the Sexual Assault Crisis Center asks businesses, organizations and individuals to wear Denim in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about sexual assault and misconceptions.
In 1998, a teenage girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. The girl was held down on the ground by the instructor and was threatened with harm to herself and her brothers if she did not comply. The instructor was tried and convicted and sentenced to jail, and his case went to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Rome. The court overturned the original ruling stating that because the victim wore very tight jeans she must have had to help remove them, thereby giving consent to have sex.
The case made international headlines and the young woman’s jeans became a symbol of the many misconceptions still surrounding sexual violence, such as there is a “correct” way for someone to respond during an assault and what someone wears can be an excuse for rape.
To learn more about how you can participate by getting your place of business involved, please contact us at 920.733.8119.