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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
This Year's Theme: Healing Through Community

Check out this year’s official SAAM flyer

Check out the events planned in honor of SAAM for the month of April.

Safe Touch Short Educational Film Launch: “No Secrets, Only Surprises: Sami’s Story” Written & Animated by Hilary Huskey, Adjunct Professor of Art at NCCU

April is SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and CAPM (Child Abuse Prevention Month). In honor of these two important issues the premiere of “No Secrets, Only Surprises: Sami’s Story” is this month. This short, animated film was born out of a collaboration between NCCU Art Department and the Safe Touch program which serves students in Orange and Durham counties. The video is intended for use in elementary classrooms as an educational tool to prevent child sexual abuse. 

We have been cooking up something special at OCRCC- our very own podcast! P.P.E. Time (Protecting our Power + Energy + Time) is releasing 4 episodes for Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAM2022. Originally recorded in 2021, the podcast features special guest discussions with survivors, activists, doulas, healers, and visionaries in the movement to end sexual violence. New episodes dropping each Friday in April!

P.P.E. (Power + Energy + Time) Podcast

OCRCC Presents: Protecting (our) Power + Energy + Time (P.P.E. Time) Podcast!

Episode 1 follows poet, activist, leader and survivor-advocate Monica Daye shares her story and the power of healing through art and survivor-led movement to end cycles of violence.
(Originally recorded April 14, 2021)
Episode 1 Part 2 of P.P.E. Time:
Tune in for Part 2 of our series with Monica Daye. Monica tells us about the incredible work of her organization, StandUp SpeakOut NC. They are really doing the work!! If you have not done so already hear more about Monica’s story in Podcast Episode #1: Monica Daye’s story of survivor leadership and healing through art.

Episode 2 is with the wonderful Whit McWilliams where we talk about being a doula, parenting and being parented, healing, and intergenerational relationships. As a full-spectrum doula, Whit McWilliams (she/they) is dedicated to serving the community. Early on in Whit’s birth work journey, she felt the call to serve Black mamas, young parents, poor, LGBTQIA+, and QTBIPOC people in the South. Her goals are to one day become a community midwife and to open birth centers and community gardens actress the Southeastern States of America.

Episode 3 is with Shereka Littlejohn Dunston and we are talking about Healthy Relationships during COVID.
Shereka Littlejohn Dunston joins us for our third podcast episode where she talks about healthy relationships in a pandemic and how relationships have changed in the wake of COVID-19.
Shereka Littlejohn Dunston’s is originally from Shelby, North Carolina, Shereka Littlejohn Dunston (She/her/hers) has called the Triangle home for over 15 years. As Violence Prevention Coordinator, Shereka provides strategic vision, development, implementation, and evaluation of peer education efforts and bystander outreach programs largely centered around sexual violence prevention and intervention. Shereka utilizes the public health approach to violence prevention, while employing an anti-oppression lens to amplify marginalized voices in the work.