Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events for 2013

Take part in this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month by attending an event in your community. 

Bedford
 
35th Anniversary Celebration
April 4 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Village Inn
Come celebrate 35 years of advocacy with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.  Live jazz, buffet and fantastic auction items up for bid.  Emcee'd by WMUR news anchor, Sean McDonald. All proceeds benefit NHCADSV. Click here for tickets or call 224-8893. 
 
 
Claremont
 
Steppin Up to End the Violence 
April 20th – 10:00am
Claremont Middle School
Turning Points Network will host its 7th annual 5K Walk & Fun Run. When you Step up to End Violence you send a message that Sullivan County cares about survivors! For more information or to get involved call 543-0155 or visit www.free-to-soar.org
 
 
Concord
 
35 Anniversary Celebration & Film Screening: The Invisible War
April 17 - 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Red River Theater, Concord
The Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire will be holding a film screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Invisible War to celebrate their 35th Anniversary at the Red River Theater in Concord. The event will include a reception at 5:30 and a panel discussion after the film at 8:00pm. Call 225-7376 to find out more.
 
Clothesline Project and Victims' Rights Day
April 23
The annual Crime Victims’ Rights Day will be held Tuesday April 23 in Concord. The event includes the unveiling of the powerful Clothesline Project Display organized by the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program. It will be on the Statehouse Lawn from 11am to 2pm. This project highlights the pain and healing experienced by survivors of domestic and sexual violence. It gives survivors and their loved ones a way to cope with and express what they have experienced by writing messages on t-shirts. A press conference featuring members of the Attorney General’s office as well as other victim’s rights organizations will take place at St. Paul’s Church at 11am. A memorial service will be held at the facility that evening at 5:30pm.
 
 
Durham
 
University of New Hampshire, SHARPP in Durham will be holding several events in April, including:
 
White Ribbon Campaign
SHARPP’s goal is to have as many men as possible in the UNH community make the pledge, and wear a white ribbon pin or bracelet during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 
 
Stepping Out to Speak Out WALK&RALLY
April 11th -12:30pm 
The Great Lawn
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SHARPP cordially invites the UNH Community to SHARPP’s 3rd Annual Taking a Community Stance: Stepping Out to Speak Out Against Violence. Rain location in the MUB Strafford Room.
 
SHARPP Film Series, The Line
Thursday, April 18, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
MUB Theater 1
Told through a “sex-positive” lens, The Line is a 24 minute documentary about a young woman – the filmmaker – who is raped, but her story isn’t cut and dry. Not a “perfect victim,” the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera. 
 
SHARPP Film Series, The Invisible War
Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 PM
MUB Theater 1
From Oscar® & Emmy® nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.
 
For more information visit http://www.unh.edu/sharpp/events or call 862-3494. 62-3494
 
 
Keene
 
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ®
April 20th – 10:00am
Keene State College
Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention is holding its 7th Annual one mile walk-a-thon for men, women and children to show their support for survivors of sexual assault. For more information including registration materials go to www.mcvprevention.org or call (603)352-3844 x207
 
 
Laconia 
 
Clothesline Project Public T-shirt Making Day
April 5
Contact New Beginnings at 528-6511 for more information
 
Family Violence Prevention Council Meeting
April 5th
8:00am Laconia Police Department
Join members of the FVPC for a presentation about sexual assault awareness and t-shirt decorating for The Clothesline Project.  Victims, survivors, family members, friends, and supporters create shirts that help break the silence around domestic and sexual violence and stalking.  Please call 528-6511 for more information.  
 
Sexual Assault Forensic Exam: An Overview
April 8th 
Time and location TBA
Join members of the Belknap County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) to learn more about the process of a sexual assault forensic exam, in which evidence is collected after a sexual assault.  This will be presented by the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners who have special training to do the exam.  It will take place at the SART meeting so that interested community members can also learn more about the SART.  Please call 528-6511 for more information.  
 
Denim Day
April 19
New Beginnings and Voices Against Violence are teaming up to bring Denim Day to our communities. Wear denim April 19th to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. For more information contact New Beginnings in Laconia at 603-528-6511 or Voices Against Violence in Plymouth at 603-536-5999.
 
Library Displays about sexual violence and resources available at all Belknap County Libraries through the month of April. Contact New Beginnings at 528-6511 for more information.
 
 
Lebanon
 
Community outreach programs in April will be offered all month long and include:
 
WISE Reads
30 Upper Valley bookstores and libraries will have displays and recommended readings by WISE.
Readers and book groups are encouraged to take part, and facilitated book discussions with WISE staff
are offered by request. Contact Laura.Rice@wiseoftheuppervalley.org for more information.
 
Restorative Yoga
Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
WISE Program Center
38 Bank Street, Lebanon
 
Participate in the Clothesline Project!
WISE Program Center
38 Bank Street, Lebanon
Tee shirts and materials are available at WISE during business hours. Community members are welcome
to drop in and decorate a shirt to be included in the state wide display. For more information visit wiseoftheuppervalley.org or call 603-448-5922 for more information.

 
Plymouth
 
Denim Day
April 19 
New Beginnings and Voices Against Violence are teaming up to bring Denim Day to our communities.
Wear denim April 19th to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. Contact Voices Against Violence at 536-5999 for more information
 
Clothesline Project
April 19th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Plymouth Town Common
Victims, survivors and their supporters express their emotions by decorating a shirt, which will be on display. Contact Voices Against Violence for more information at 536-5999. 
 
 
Portsmouth
 
Kids Are Our Business Breakfast: We Need to Talk About Abuse!
April 2, 8:00am-9:30am
Portsmouth Harbor Events Conference Center
Join us for breakfast and an inspirational presentation by award winning photo journalist Deb Cram of Seacoast Media Group. She will share her story of survival from childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. Her story of survival and her message of breaking the silence are truly inspiring. SASS will also present our dynamic prevention education programming, Safe Kids Strong Teens, a K-12 series aimed at teaching prevention child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, bullying and teen dating violence. For more information visit www.sassnh.org or call 436-4107. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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