More Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project, along with the UMKC Women’s Center, and our campus and community co-sponsors will be hosting several events next week to mark the month. Please plan to join us at the following events:

SAAM Informational Tables. Monday, April 20; Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Location: University Center walkway (Volker campus) and Wednesday, April 22; Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Location: Health Sciences Building (Hospital Hill campus). The UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project will host informational tables at various locations throughout April. There will also be items for sale to raise awareness for sexual assault. Proceeds will benefit the Violence Prevention and Response Project.

Breaking the Silence: A Community’s Response to Domestic Violence. Thursday, April 23; Time: 7:30 a.m.- noon; Location: UMKC University Center, Pierson Auditorium, Holmes Street. $10 for Students, $20 for Professionals (Training hours available and CNEs pending approval). Keynote Speaker: Sandy Barnett, Executive Director, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence. For more information, contact Kimberly Paul at 913-378-1545 or kpaul@safehome-ks.org. Co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Family Violence Coalition.

Denim Day. Thursday, April 23; Time: 12 p.m.; Location: UMKC Quad by the Women’s Center. On Thursday, April 23, the UMKC and Kansas City communities are invited to wear jeans in honor of Denim Day. Denim Day ishonored to protest an Italian High Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. Enraged by the verdict, women of the Italian Legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans to work. For more information on Denim Day, visit http://www.supportdenimday.com/. Join us for a celebration of Denim Day at noon at the UMKC Quad!

Speaking Out: Empowerment Through Spoken Word. Wednesday, April 29.Time: 7:30 p.m.; Location:YWCA of Greater KC, 1017 N 6th Street, Kansas City, KSCo-sponsored by the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and YWCA of Greater KC. For more information, visit www.ywca.org/kansascity

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