Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2015

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!

Are you interested in supporting the Center this SAAM? Consider hosting a fundraiser for the Center, or donate items on our Wish List! Contact us at info@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647.


Upcoming Events

Please let us know if you’re interested in planning an event for April 2015! Contact info@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647.

Sonic Temple Tamale Dance Party

Friday, April 24. 9pm-2am. Bowbarr.

Bowbarr is pleased to host their 2nd annual Sonic Temple Tamale Dance Party w/ DJ KC Masterpeace – a benefit event for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center! Great music and tasty tamales will be provided.

Donations at the door are encouraged, plus a % of sales from the evening will be donated to the Center as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. KC Masterpeace + tasty tamales = awesome dance party! 21+.   Alyson Culin, alyson@ocrcc.org.

yogaDonation Yoga Class

Sunday, April 26. 2-3:30pm. Hillsborough Yoga Company.

Hillsborough Yoga is supporting the Center by offering donation classes during SAAM. The connection between yoga and the OCRCC is simple: survivors can start to move back into their bodies in a safe way through the sacred practice of yoga. This April, HYCo will offer a donation class in Hillsborough led by Kristi Buckley. Join her for an all-levels flow class that will end with a deep relaxation. Bring a cash or check donation in any amount, 100% of which will benefit the Center. This donation class is filled first-come, first-situated, with no online signup; simply walk in.

How to Help a Loved OneHow to Help a Friend

Monday, April 27. 6-8pm. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A.

This seminar is for family, friends, and partners of those who have been sexually assaulted and abused, whether the trauma occurred recently or years ago. Join us for helpful tips and resources to use as a supporter.   Bethany Wichman-Buescher, bethany@ocrcc.org.

Teal Ribbon Banquet

Tuesday, April 28. 6-8pm. Mediterranean Deli.

Join us in appreciation and celebration of our community! Spend time with staff, volunteers, and supporters. We will present our Teal Ribbon Award to a community member who furthers the mission of the Center. Open to the public.   Alex Stewart, astewart@ocrcc.org.

Denim DayDenim Day image

Wednesday, April 29. Everywhere!

Wear jeans to protest rape culture and show support for survivors! As part of Denim Day advocacy, organize an outreach event and fundraiser to benefit the Center.  Learn more about Denim Day here.   Alyson Culin, alyson@ocrcc.org.

Stewards of Children Training

Thursday, April 30. 6:30-9pm. OCRCC.

Join the movement to end child sexual abuse! Stewards of Children is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program that increases skills to prevent, recognize, and respond effectively to signs of child sexual abuse. For parents, educators, caregivers, and anyone who has a relationship with a child, this program is offered free of charge.   Alexis Kralic, alexis@ocrcc.org.

Stewards of Children TrainingStewards of Children

Saturday, May 2. TBD.

Join the movement to end child sexual abuse! Stewards of Children is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program that increases skills to prevent, recognize, and respond effectively to signs of child sexual abuse. For parents, educators, caregivers, and anyone who has a relationship with a child, this program is offered free of charge.   Alexis Kralic, alexis@ocrcc.org.

DIY Blowout & Cocktail Mixer

Friday, May 22. 7-9pm. Moshi Moshi Means Hello – Chapel Hill.

Tired of feeling like the only time your hair looks really good is right after leaving the salon? A good blowout isn’t quite magic, but it does require some simple tools and tricks. Whether you’ve got short hair or long, Moshi Moshi stylists will show you how to give yourself a professional-looking blowout in the comfort of your own home, and with the help of a local bartender, you’ll be able to mix drinks as fancy as your hair. Join the Moshettes for their DIY Blowout and Cocktail Mixer to benefit the Center! This event is sure to prepare you for your next dinner party, where you’ll be able to mix drinks Uma-style. Sorry, boys and girls, but John Travolta is not included. $20 at the door = 1 blow-dry tutorial + 1 drink ticket + 2 drink mixing tutorials. Additional drinks $5. Proceeds benefit the Center.

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.
  • Donate items on our wishlist.
  • 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.

  • 24-Hour Help Line:

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