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Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2011

Steppin’ Up To End Violence
April 16
9:45 am, Claremont Middle School

Join us for Turning Points Network’s 5th Annual 5k Walk. End violence,find hope, walk to support survivors. For more information or to get involved call 543-0155 or visit


Clothesline Project Display
April 12
11 am to 3 pm - Statehouse lawn in Concord

Victims Rights Day
April 12
11 am press conference, St. Paul's Church
Victim Advocacy Display - All day, St. Paul's Church
5:30 Memorial Service, St. Paul's Church
Vigil and Reception at St. Paul's Church immediately following the memorial service.
For more informaton call 271-3671


Taking a Community Stance!Stepping Out to Speak Out Against Violence Rally
April 14
12:30 - 2:00 pm, Great Lawn at UNH Durham

This localized social movement aimsat gathering students, faculty, staff and Durham community members together
to take a collective and powerful stance against all forms of violence on our campus, including violence against women. The event will include information about SHARPP, a solidarity walk around campus, the reading of a community proclamation to end violence against women at UNH and a call to action by a SHARPP advocate and student. For more information visit SHARPP's website.

Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story Film and Discussion
Wednesday, April 20
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Theater II, MUB (Memorial Union Building)

In the spring of 1991, Florence Holway, a 75-year-old woman, was asleep in her New Hampshire home when she was savagely beaten and raped by an intruder; Holway was able to escape and her attacker was apprehended by police, but to her surprise, prosecutors initially attempted to strike a plea bargain with the rapist, arguing that the existing laws regarding evidence in rape cases would make it difficult to obtain a conviction. Holway crusaded to change laws which hindered prosecution in rape cases. This documentary examines her case and its aftermath.

Friends Supporting Friends: Information and Support Session
Tuesday, April 26
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Room 233, MUB (Memorial Union Building)

Open to the UNH Community* Do you have a friend who has been a victim/survivor of sexual or relationship violence?
Most victim/survivors of sexual and relationship violence disclose the assault or abuse to at least one other person, usually a friend. It can be difficult knowing how to support a friend and at the same time take care of yourself. Through discussion with trained facilitators and other students, you will gain knowledge and perspective around sexual assault and relationship abuse. You will also learn specific ways you can support your friend and take care of yourself in the process. If you are unable to attend a session, but are interested in how to help a friend, please call (603) 862-SAFE. This session is part of the Friends Believe Friends Campaign.

Jersey Shore Blows Up UNH
Tuesday, April 26
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Theater I, MUB (Memorial Union Building)

We are getting the spray tan prepped as we finalize this program. We promise this will be fun and educational! Send your students if you want them to examine some of the social issues on the popular MTV show, The Jersey Shore. What does it mean to be a man on the Shore? What does it mean to be a woman on the Shore? What role does alcohol play at the Shore? And what about all those hookups? And do we have to watch Ronnie and Sammie keep fighting?
This event is co-sponsored by Health Services, SHARPP and OMSA.

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention’s 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence
April 16
10:00 am, Keene State College

Walk a mile to show your support for survivors of sexual violence in the Monadnock region. Register online to create your own fundraising page, walk alone or form a team! Go to


Telling Our Stories, Transforming our Communities: Survivors’ Artwork Display
April 7th
5:00-7:00 pm, The Studio, 84 Union Ave, Laconia

The display will be up through April 28th. The Studio is located above Too Good to be Threw Thrift Shop. For more information call 603-528-6511 or visit New Beginnings Facebook page.

Survivor-to-Survivor: Survivors’ Letters Project
Ongoing through April 11th

If you have experienced sexual violence, you are invited to write an anonymous letter of support to another sexual violence survivor. Survivor letters should be sent to New Beginnings and will be mailed out to other survivors before the end of April.


WISE 40th Anniversary Celebration
April 29 – June 4

2011 marks the 40th anniversary of WISE of the Upper Valley. A variety of events will be held in the Upper Valley to commemorate this anniversary.  That includes a kickoff event on April 26 in Enfield. Visit for more information.

Movie Screening: “Generation M”
April 14, Kilton Library
April 21 Woodstock Library

For more information contact Kate at 603-448-5922 or visit


Heroes for Justice Award Ceremony
April 14
4:30-6:30 pm, YWCA

The Heroes for Justice Awards presented by the YWCA New Hampshire will be given to three community members who have improved the lives and safety of violent crime victims and marginalized community members.

Take Back the Night
April 28
6:30 pm, Arms Park

Join us for the 11th Annual Take Back the Night event. This rally is intended to draw community members together
to support the needs of sexual assault victims.


Screening and Discussion: Searching for Angela Shelter
April 8
7:00-9:00 pm, Bonhoeffer’s Cafe - 8 Franklin Street Nashua, NH

Join Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence Support on Friday, April 8th at Bonhoeffer’s Café in Nashua for a free screening of Searching for Angela Shelton in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this multiple award-winning documentary, filmmaker Angela Shelton drives around the United States surveying other Angela Sheltons. She discovers that 24 out of the 40 Angela Sheltons she speaks to are survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. On her journey, the filmmaker meets an Angela Shelton who tracks sexual predators and lives in the same town as the filmmaker's father, who sexually abused her and her siblings for years. Angela Shelton's survey of women becomes a journey of self-discovery during which she decides to finally confront her own past and her abusive father - on Father's Day. The Angela Sheltons complete the journey by teaching the filmmaker about healing, faith and the power of the human spirit, no matter what your name is.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the film will begin at 7:00pm. Due to the mature subject matter, this screening is recommended for an adult audience. For more information, please call (603)889-0858. 

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence
April 16
10:00 am, Plymouth State University

Clothesline Project
April 30
9:00am-3:00pm, Plymouth Downtown Common

For information on the Plymouth events contact Voices Against Violence at 536-5999  or visit them on Facebook.


Candlelight Vigil
April 7
7:00-9:00 pm, Vaughn Mall

Survivors and supporters come together for a peaceful remembrance stroll. Walkers will carry candles through downtown Portsmouth to inform the community about SASS and its mission to end sexual violence.

5K to Keep Kids Safe
April 16
9:30 am Pease Tradeport

Get ready to walk or run in the name of keeping our community and children safe! To register visit or call 436-4107.

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