April Awareness @ CVC
April is busy at CVC with three national awareness campaigns landing in one month, all relevant to our work.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in our community. Our goals are to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.
Child Abuse Prevention Month, also during April, seeks to educate community members how to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Our goal is to share useful information about protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development.
The week of April 7-13 is a National Victims' Rights Week, dedicated to learning about victimization, the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community, and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime. Our goal is to honor the dedication of those before us that established victim rights and renew commitment to guarantee that all victims have the rights and services they need to recover from crime.
Tuesday, April 2nd
Wear teal to acknowledge the impact of sexual violence in our community and commit to doing everything in our power to learn about and exercise consent every day, with every person.
Put social media to good use with:
#SAAM #TealTuesday #CVCcares
Annual Candlelight Vigil &
Thursday, April 11th
We will remember loved ones who were lost to violent crime and hear from speakers whose lives have been forever impacted. The service concludes with a short Candlelight Walk to the Victims’ Memorial in Kardon Park.
This event is open to the public.
Audrie & Daisy
Film Screening &
Thursday, April 18th
Join us to screen and discuss this powerful, award winning documentary about the public shame of high school sexual assault and the aftermath endured by all.
Tickets are free! Reserve your seat at:
Wednesday, April 24th
This international day of recognition of sexual assault victimization uses denim as a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. Workplace toolkits available!
Learn more about its history and why denim matters on April 24th at: www.denimdayinfo.org.
Race Against Violence
5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, April 27th
Take a stand with CVC against violence!
This family (and fido!) friendly event supports CVC's programs supporting victims and prevention education. We need your support!
Check out our race page and register today!