Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Our goal is to prevent sexual violence by raising awareness and educating the public. To add your organization’s event to the list below, please contact Ning Tay at ntay@mcasa.org

April 1, 2012 Sunday 2:00 pm
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Presented by Walden and St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes-St. Mary’s is a free community march to prevent and end gender violence and sexual assault, with a special focus on getting male youth and men of all ages involved.

Location: The Track at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary’s, MD 20686 (rain location in the adjacent Rec Center)

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April 4, 2012 Wednesday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SAAM Kick Off
Presented by UMBC University Health Services Office of Health Education
Pick up an awareness ribbon, a copy of the calendar and other resources about sexual assault.

Location: UMBC, The Commons, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

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April 4, 2012 Wednesday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Presented by Towson University Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Committee
Towson University invites men to walk one mile on campus in a pair of women’s shoes to raise awareness about sexualized violence toward women.

Location: University Union Potomac Patio, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252

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April 4, 2012 Wednesday 2:00 pm
Web Forum discussion: Serving Sexual Assault Victims in Rural Communities
Presented by Office for Victims of Crime
Join Robin Clover, the Executive Director of the Sublette County Sexual Assault and Family Violence Task Force in Wyoming, and Tiffany Eskelson-Maestas, the Resource Development Specialist for the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, in a live Web Forum discussion on best practices for serving sexual assault victims in rural communities.

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April 12, 2012 Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Take Back The Night
Presented by The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center at Dimensions Healthcare
Take Back The Night is a rally and candlelight vigil  for survivors and families to speak out against sexual violence.

Location: Prince George’s Hospital Center Pavilion, 3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD 20785

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April 13, 2012 Friday 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Zumba Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activity
Presented by The Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention Program
Let’s workout as we work together to make a difference! There is no cost to attend this event. Please contact Tiwanica Moore at 410-767-2866 or tmoore@dhmh.state.md.us for more information.

Location: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Main Lobby of the State Center Complex, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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April 17, 2012 Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sexual Assault & Violence Education Forum
Presented by the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County
A panel of local experts will answer your questions to raise awareness and to share information on how every individual plays a role in sexual violence prevention.

Location: Howard County Library – Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

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April 28, 2012 Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Presented by the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a fundraising walk to raise awareness about sexual violence. Despite the seriousness of the topic, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a family fun event. Men and are encouraged to join in this event. All those who attend the event wearing women’s shoes will be entered in a raffle! Guest speaker Jennifer Wheatley-Wolf will also be signing her newly released book, One Voice Raised: A Triumph Over Rape.

Location: Anne Arundel Community College Track, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

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