Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month 2019

 

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

April 2019

Objective: 

Get all 12 counties involved in an action-based campaign to “Lose the Ribbon, Prevention is Action!”

Messaging:

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign commemorated in April.  The Purple Door is encouraging our community to “Lose the Ribbon, Prevention is Action!”  Ending sexual violence begins with all of us.  By strengthening and collecting our voices, we can change the conversation surrounding sexual assault and violence.  Join us in empowering our survivors to trust their voices and believe victims who demonstrate bravery in sharing their experiences.  Stand with us in holding perpetrators accountable for choosing to use violence.  Let’s correct harmful societal norms by challenging our peers and being an up-stander to uphold a new safe community standard.

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Lose the Ribbon

Prevention is Action

Ending sexual violence begins with you

Dates:

Kingsville, Texas Proclaims SAAPM March 25th at 6pm

Falfurrias, Texas Proclaims SAAPM April 3rd at 6:30pm

Beeville, Texas Proclaims SAAPM April 9th at 6pm

Robstown, Texas Proclaims SAAPM April 12th at 6:30pm

The 2nd Annual Artful Journey Art Exhibit & Reception: April 13th at 6pm

 “What I Was Wearing” Exhibit at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Alice, Texas Proclaims SAAPM April 16th at 6:30pm

Sinton, Texas Proclaims SAAPM April 16th at 6:30pm

Kleberg County Proclaims SAAPM April 22nd at 1:30pm

Denim Day Global Movement April 24th

Prevention is Action:

 

  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! (@purpledoortx):
    • Feel inspired by the articles we share to stay informed
    • Participate in #AsktheExpert to ask the hard questions
    • See our weekly “Raising Youth Voices” series to understand the youth perspective
    • Check out our #FactFriday series to have the latest information
    • Stay up to date about events happening around you
    • Take the Pledge to end sexual violence and share it with us on FB or Instagram (Find the pledge here)
  • Arm yourself with knowledge, be an Up-stander!
    • Youth Leadership Presentations on how to challenge a culture and be an advocate
    • Presentations for adults on sexual violence dynamics and ways to support a victim
    • Professional Development Trainings
    • All education is free and there is no audience too big or too small
  • Attend an Event, be an ally and show survivors support:
    • Proclamations are happening in several rural cities
    • “What I Was Wearing” educational display at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
    • The 2nd Annual Artful Journey Art Exhibit at The Retama Library in Corpus Christi
  • Make yourself present and volunteer with The Purple Door! Join our Sexual Assault Response Team as a volunteer to help advocate for victims of sexual assault.
  • Support our mission:
  • Create resource visibility:
    • Hang and display The Purple Door’s brochures in your office and/or business.
  • Host a donation drive:
    • Rally your social circles to gather brand-new items for our hospital lockers that serve victims of sexual assault.  These items are valuable in assisting those who are in great need.  Here is a list of what we need. 
    • Consider hosting one of our Purple Door Donation bins on your business property.

Prevention is Action Pledge:

Throughout April, The Purple Door will be participating in many events throughout the community.  Be a partner and take the pledge! Ending sexual violence begins with… you!

#PreventionisAction

#PurpleDoorTX

It is the Vision of The Purple Door to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Coastal Bend region while upholding our Mission to empower the community and those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to transition to a safe and healthy environment.

For more information on “Lose the Ribbon, Prevention is Action,” contact the Prevention and Education Team at p_e@purpledoortx.org.