Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Join us for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April 2017!

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OCRCC & Community SAAM Events

Benefit Fridays at Friends Cafe
Fridays in April, 7:30am-5pm, Friends Cafe (at UNC Health Sciences Library)
On April 7th, 21st, and 28th, Friends Cafe will give 10% of Friday proceeds to the Center. Stop by each week to enjoy a cup of coffee, relax with a tea, or grab a quick bite to eat! (Note: The cafe will be closed on Friday 4/14.)
Contact: Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett,

Film Screening & Discussion: The Mask You Live In
Saturday, 4/22, 2:30pm, Chapel Hill Public Library
The Mask You Live In is a documentary exploring the impact of toxic masculinity on mental/emotional health and society. Join the OCRCC, UNC Hospital’s Beacon Center, and the UNC Men’s Project for a screening and community discussion of this critically acclaimed film from the creators of MissRepresentation.
Contact: Community Education Director Rachel Valentine,

Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence
Monday 4/24, 5:30-7:30pm, Chapel Hill Public Library Mtg. Rm. B
Join us for the 15th annual Shout Out! This bilingual event presents stories, poetry, music, dance, visual art, and more, all conveying personal thoughts about sexual violence from survivors and allies.
Contact: Crisis Response Coordinator Jennifer Grant,

UNC Clothesline Project
Wednesday 4/25 and Thursday 4/26, UNC’s Main Quad
This powerful and inspiring display of decorated t-shirts raises awareness about sexual violence and tells the stories of survival and healing. View the shirts on UNC’s Polk Place. Co-sponsored with CAGE, Feminist Students United, and the Senior Marshals.
Contact: Community Education Director Rachel Valentine,

Denim Day
Wednesday 4/26
Wear jeans to protest rape culture and show your support for survivors! If you’re on campus, stop by UNC’s Wilson Library from 10am to 2pm, where GlobeMed will have resources and a photobooth. You can also organize your own outreach event or fundraiser for the Center! Click here to learn more about Denim Day and how to get involved.
Contact: Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett,

What is Consent?
Friday 4/28, 7-9pm, The Corner Teen Center
A casual conversation and art workshop for teens breaking down and discussing consent.
Contact: Community Education Director Rachel Valentine,

Solid Gold LGBTQ+ Benefit Dance Party
Friday 4/28, 11pm-2am, The Station
In April, The Station’s monthly dance party celebrating diversity in the LGBTQ+ community will raise funds for the OCRCC. Join DJ Mike D to dance the night away for a great cause! Donations are encouraged at the door, and The Station will also contribute a percentage of food sales from the Late Night Menu. 21+.
Contact: Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett,

More SAAM Events
Questions? Ideas? Want to get involved? Contact Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett at or 919-968-4647.

How You Can Help

  • Support the Center by donating, coming to our eventscontributing items from our wishlist, or hosting a fundraiser for the Center.
  • Volunteer at the Center.
  • Be a supportive listener to those affected by sexual assault.
  • Talk to your friends about healthy relationships.
  • Replace victim-blaming statements with statements of support.
  • Educate yourself.
  • Talk to your children about safe touches and preventing violence. Request our Community Educators to present a program to your kids’ daycare, youth group, or sports team.
  • Request our Community Educators to present a program for adults to your PTA, book club, social club, church group, or office.
  • Challenge rape myths and stereotypes.
  • Speak up when you hear sexist language or someone downplaying the severity of sexual assault.

Online Activism: Join the Conversation

Color for a Cause:
Download SAAM Coloring Pages, and spend some time coloring for self-care. These beautiful pages with inspiring messages come from Ryerson University’s We Believe You coloring book for survivors and from NSVRC’s SAAM resources. When you’re finished, send us your artistic masterpieces! Bring them by the office or email them to

Online Activism:
You can use social networking sites to engage online communities in sexual violence prevention throughout the year. Social media tools can help spread awareness and advocate for social change. The NSVRC Social Media Toolkit offers guidance on how to best utilize the resources of this year’s campaign online.
– @OCRCC on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Pinterest, and blog
– @NSVRC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and blog

2017 Events

Not So Normal Race
Sunday 4/2, 7:30am, Carrboro Town Commons
Join us and the NSN folks for a celebration of community and giving with some sweat thrown in. When you register for the race, join Team OCRCC and ask your friends to support a wonderful cause.
Contact: Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett, 

Proud of What You Post
Tuesday 4/4, 7-8:30pm, Antioch Baptist Church
Join families in your community to talk about cyberbulling, being safe, and creating safety for others in the digital age. This event is open to families and their kids ages 12+.
Contact: Community Education Director Rachel Valentine,

Teal Ribbon Banquet
Wednesday 4/5, 6:30-8:30pm, Mediterranean Deli
Join us in appreciation and celebration of our community! Spend time with staff, volunteers, and supporters. We will thank our tireless volunteers and present our 2017 Teal Ribbon Award. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett, 

Not Your Grandma’s Bingo
Monday 4/10, 7:30-9:30pm, The Station
Dress like your fave grandma/grandpa and head to The Station for Bingo night with exciting self-care prizes! $1-$10 sliding scale donation to the OCRCC per Bingo card. Doors 7pm, Bingo 7:30pm. 21+.

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    • 866-WE-LISTEN (866-935-4783)
    • 919-967-7273 (Local)
    • 919-338-0746 (TTY)