Join us as we Paint the Town Teal! Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate ourselves on how to prevent it. By working together, we can make a difference in our mission to stop sexual violence and its impact. Please join us in our advocacy efforts. We hope to see you at the many events we have planned this month!
Please let us know if you’re interested in planning an event for April 2015! Contact email@example.com or 919-968-4647.
What You Can Do
- Check out the resources from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
- Support the Center by donating and coming to our events.
- Volunteer at the Center.
- Host a fundraiser for the Center.
- Engage in online activism.
- 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.
Saturday, March 22. 9am – 12:30pm.
Come out to learn from local experts and fellow parents about ways to make those tough conversations just a little bit easier. Whether your kids are 2 or 22, this summit is for YOU! Activities include parent panels, parent-child workshops, and childcare for kids 2 and up. Get ready to start talking with your family about issues ranging from peer pressure and boundaries to sexual abuse and cyberbullying. Find out more in English and en Español.
Saturday, March 29. 8am. Northgate Mall.
Join us at the Great Human Race! Our team will be participating in the community walk and fundraising for the Center. Create your own fundraising page, and join us for a walk, 5K, or 10K (your choice!) on March 29. Visit our website for more information about the event, instructions for creating a fundraising page, and FAQs.
Sunday, March 30. 1:30-2:45pm. Carrboro Yoga Company.
We are honored to be CYCo’s spring Karma Connection partner. Join us for a community flow yoga practice with Teresa Perez. CYCo will collect cash or check donations in any amount, and 100% of your donations will benefit the Center. No online registration is needed, just come in and connect.
Volunteer Appreciation Party
Thursday, April 3. 5:30-7pm. The Siena Hotel.
Join us in appreciation and celebration of our volunteers! Spend time with staff and other volunteers, and let us appreciate you!
Thursday, April 10. 5-7:30pm. UNC McCorkle Place (North Quad).
The brothers of Sigma Phi, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega, and the Campus Y invite you to join them for a one-mile march around McCorkle and Polk Place benefiting the Center. We will march against gender violence and to promote a community dialogue on the crucial role men can play as allies in preventing sexual assault. Discussion and refreshments to follow.
Friday, April 11. 10pm. He’s Not Here.
Local bands will perform music by Beyonce and Destiny’s Child to show solidarity to survivors of sexual assault. Educational materials will also be available. Free food & door prizes! Tickets: $5 for 21 and up; $8 for ages 18-20. All proceeds benefit the Center! Hosted by UNC’s Project Dinah. View the concert flier here.
Tuesday, April 15. 6:30-8:30pm. Seymour Senior Center.
Submissions due March 14, 2014.
Shout Out! It’s your chance to be heard! The Center will host the 12th Annual Shout Out Against Sexual Violence on April 15, 2014. This event is an evening of expression including personal thoughts and experiences surrounding the issues of rape and sexual assault. Survivors of sexual violence and those who care about them will have the opportunity to read works and perform pieces including stories, poetry, spoken word, performance art, visual art, and more. There will be a period for open mic following the submitted program pieces, as time allows.
Wednesday, April 16. 10pm-2am. Bowbarr.
DJ KC Masterpeace will provide great music and Bowbarr will offer tasty tamales. Donations at the door are encouraged, and all proceeds will benefit the Center. Bowbarr will also contribute 5% of sales from the evening. 21+ only.
Friday, April 18. Golden Belt. 6-9pm.
Join Moshi Moshi for Third Friday at Golden Belt in Durham. They will demo Kevin Murphy home hair styling kits, and 20% of all proceeds will benefit the Center! Their models will sport styles by one of their fashion collaborators, Dear Hearts, who has also agreed to donate 20% of all sales from their Durham shop that day.
Friday, April 18.
Proud of What You Post: Internet Safety & Cyber-Bullying
Tuesday, April 22. 4-5:30pm. Chapel Hill Public Library.
Not tech-savvy? That’s okay! The best approaches to keeping kids safe online don’t require advanced tech skills. What it really takes to keep kids safe from cyberbullying and online predators is some good old-fashioned communication skills. This family-friendly session is designed for parents of middle and high schoolers. Students are welcome to attend with their parents!
Questions? Contact Education and Finance Coordinator Alexis Kralic at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-968-4647.
Wednesday, April 23
Wear denim today to show you stand against sexual violence! (Why jeans? Find out here.)
In honor of SAAM, add a fundraising component to benefit the Center. Ideas:
- Ask your boss to allow the office to wear jeans in exchange for a $10 donation to the Center.
- Encourage your coworkers and classmates to bring their lunch. Donate what you would have spent on lunch out to the Center.
- Hold a Penny War to benefit the Center.
- Host a bake sale, doughnut sale, or coffee and hot chocolate sale.
Thursday, April 24.
Enjoy a night out at the OCSC! 10% of all sales today will benefit the Center. 21+ only.
Sunday, April 27. 1pm. Location TBD.
Join Hollaback Durham & Chapel Hill for our favorite combo of Sunday afternoon activities: YouTube Hour + Craftivism! We’ll be screening our favorite online video spots about street harassment while we make stencil print tee shirts for a Street Harassment-themed Clothesline Display. We’ve got all the supplies, all we need is you!
Questions? Contact Rape Prevention Education Coordinator Rachel Valentine at email@example.com or 919-968-4647.
Sunday, April 27. 1:30-2:45pm. Carborro Yoga.
We are honored to be Carrboro Yoga Company’s spring Karma Connection partner. Join us for a community flow yoga practice with Michelle Johnson and Lucia Jones. CYCo will collect cash or check donations in any amount, and 100% of your donations will benefit the Center. No online registration is needed, just come in and connect.
Tuesday, April 29. 6-8pm. Extraordinary Ventures.
Join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary. Enjoy a cupcake contest, cocktails, all-you-can-eat cupcakes, and more! $30 advance/$40 door. Enter the cupcake competition by April 18. Find out more at ocrcc.org/cupcakes.