Pennsylvania SAAM April 2021: Events Across the Commonwealth
Pennsylvania SAAM April 2021: Events Across the Commonwealth
April 1
Beaver

IG Live: What is sexual assault?

Women's Center of Beaver County

6 p.m.

To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we're going back to the basics. Listen in on Instagram Live to learn about what sexual assault is, who it impacts, and how survivors can begin to heal. We'd love to take your questions!

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April 1
Philadelphia

WOARRIORS Speaks with Diane Corman Levy

WOAR-Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence

12:00 p.m.

Join us on Facebook Live for WOARRIORS Speaks! Hosted by our Executive Director, Monique Howard, and guest Diane Corman Levy, Executive Director at WOMEN’S WAY. In honor of SAAM, the theme is “Teal Table Talk." This is a special opportunity to learn, listen and interact with the women at the top in real time.

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April 2
Bradford, Sullivan

Rally for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Abuse and Rape Crisis Center

11:00 a.m.

Join us in showing support to victims and survivors in our community! We will be outside the Bradford County Courthouse in support of victims and survivors of all forms of sexual violence. We encourage COVID precautions, such as mask wearing and social distancing during this event. You may also join us and participate virtually via Facebook @ARCCBC or by sending photos and messages of support to arcc@arccbc.org to be added to our Facebook and website.

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April 6
Berks

SAAM Webinar Series - Sexual Assault and Consent 101

Safe Berks

7 p.m.

This webinar will be the first of a short webinar series. Each Tuesday during April there will be a presentation followed by Q and A session. In this presentation we will focus on what is sexual assault and consent.

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April 6
Carbon, Luzerne, and Wyoming

Teal Tuesday and Denim Day

Victims Resource Center

8:30 a.m.

In order to create awareness regarding the issue of sexual assault, Victims Resource Center is providing outreach to law enforcement , medical, prosecutors, social service agencies and local businesses. Teal masks, ribbons, coffee sleeves and ID badge holders with teal ribbons will be distributed. We are asking them to wear teal on April 6th and post pictures on VRC's Facebook page. Two county courthouses have agreed to display teal lights during the month of April. .

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April 6
Beaver

IG Live: What services are available in my area?

Women's Center of Beaver County

7:00 p.m.

Do you live in Beaver County? Tune into Women's Center of Beaver County's Instagram Live to learn about the free and confidential services available to survivors of sexual assault.

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April 6
Philadelphia

SAAM Day of Action

WOAR-Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence

All Day

SAAM Day of Action, join the fight towards ending sexual violence. On April 6th, WOAR will be providing our audience with specific tasks to help support the needs of victims and survivors. Visit our website or follow us on social media for more directions on the day of. #WOARRIORS together we end sexual violence.

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April 6
Philadelphia

Teal Day Press Conference

WOAR-Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence

11:00 a.m.

We are pleased to announce WOAR's 4th Teal Day Press Conference. Through it all, we are still here supporting the community and growing. Join us on Facebook to hear what we have accomplished, despite the hardship of the pandemic, and what will be coming this year.

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April 6
Philadelphia

Teal Day Press Conference

WOAR- Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence

11:00 a.m.

WOAR will be kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) with a virtual press conference, sponsored by Councilwoman Jovida Hill on April 6th from 11 am to 1 pm to raise awareness for sexual assault survivors and support our mission to end sexual violence in the City of Philadelphia. We invite you to join us at the press conference and wear something teal on April 6th to show your support for victims of sexual violence and for those working to end violence in our homes, communities, and nation. Teal is the color chosen to represent and raise awareness for sexual assault survivors. Speakers: TBA

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April 7-10
Westmoreland

WALK A MILE IN Their His HER Our SHOES

Blackburn Center

All Day

WALK A MILE IN Their His HER Our SHOES is Blackburn Center’s signature event to engage the community in its mission to end gender-based violence. In 2021, the Walk will be virtual to support the health and safety of participants. You can take a stand while staying close to home! Walk a mile in a location of your choosing. Complete one or more virtual activities that support the call to action to end gender-based violence. Explore the impact of empathy on ending gender-based violence, and its power in making our world a better place for future generations.

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April 7
Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield

Afternoon with an Advocate

Passages Inc.

12:00 p.m.

"Afternoon with an Advocate" is a weekly Facebook live even that gives the community to chat and learn from an advocate. Advocates will briefly discuss a different topic each week while having a conversation and answering questions from any viewers.

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April 7
Chester

SAAM Week One: Building Respectful Relationships

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc.

7:00 p.m.

In this first Sexual Assault Awareness Month Workshop, CVC's Prevention Educators will discuss how we can look at all of our relationships and determine what makes them healthy. We'll also talk about what we can do if they become unhealthy and how we can support a friend who is dealing with an unhealthy relationship.

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April 8
Dauphin

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Harassment: A Town Hall Meeting by SafeSecureKids.org

PCAR

7:00 p.m.

We all have a role to play in preventing child sexual abuse. You can help be a part of the solution by talking with the kids in your life about bodies and boundaries. With the free resources on SafeSecureKids.org, adult caregivers can access the tools they need to teach school age children about feelings and consent through fun learning activities. Join us during Child Abuse Prevention Month for a special town hall meeting on child sexual abuse and harassment. If you’re a parent, teacher or other adult caregiver, you won’t want to miss the conversation.

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April 8
Berks

Seminario en línea de SAAM - Agresión sexual y consentimiento 101

Safe Berks

7 p.m.

Este seminario virtual será el primero de una serie de seminarios virtuales que estaremos oferesiendo cada jueves de abril y con estos ofreceremos seguido de la presentación una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. En esta presentación nos centraremos en qué es la agresión sexual y el consentimiento.

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April 13
Berks

SAAM Webinar Series - Digital Consent and Safe Spaces Online

Safe Berks

7 p.m.

This webinar will be the second of a short webinar series. Each Tuesday during April there will be a presentation followed by Q and A session. In this presentation we will focus on what is digital consent and how we can create safe space online.

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April 13
Philadelphia

KAHOOT! Facts and Trivia for Sexual Violence Awareness

WOAR

1:00 p.m.

Break up your work day and play! WOAR hosting a KAHOOT! facts and trivia game to spread education and awareness about sexual violence. Game starts at 1 pm. Registration is required. Space is limited. Join us!

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April 14
Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield

Afternoon with an Advocate

Passages Inc.

12:00 p.m.

"Afternoon with an Advocate" is a weekly Facebook live even that gives the community to chat and learn from an advocate. Advocates will briefly discuss a different topic each week while having a conversation and answering questions from any viewers.

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April 14
Beaver

IG Live: What to do when someone discloses

Women's Center of Beaver County

7 p.m.

Someone told you that they've been sexually assaulted. Now what? What do you say? How can you help? Should you tell someone? Find out the answers by chatting with us on Instagram Live - @_wcbc

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April 15
Berks

Seminario en línea de SAAM - Consentimiento digital y un espacio seguro en línea

Safe Berks

7:00 p.m.

Este seminario virtual será el segundo de una breve serie de seminaries virtual. Cada jueves de abril habrá una presentación seguida de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. En esta presentación nos centraremos en qué es el consentimiento digital y cómo podemos crear un espacio seguro en línea.

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April 16
Sullivan

SAAM Coffee & Donut's Drive-By

Sullivan County Victim Services

7:30 a.m.

Start your Friday morning off right with Coffee and Doughnuts!! Swing by the SCVS office on April 16th between 7:30am - 9:30am for an energizing cup of High Mountain Coffee and a delicious Mad Bakers Doughnut! We'll also be sharing information about SAAM and the services that SCVS offers to victims and survivors!

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April 20
Berks

SAAM Webinar Series - Sexual Assault in the LGBTQ+ Community

Safe Berks

7:00 p.m.

This webinar will be the third of a short webinar series. Each Tuesday during April there will be a presentation followed by Q and A session. In this presentation we will focus on sexual assault in the LGBTQ+ community.

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April 21
York

Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse -- Knowing your Role in the Protection of Children

YWCA York

9:00 a.m.

YWCA York is here to assist you in having that hard conversation about abuse. While it is never an easy topic to discuss, it's one we need to have to protect our most vulnerable population, our children. As April is Child Abuse Prevention month, we are offering this state mandated training for FREE as a live webinar training to any mandated reporters. This training will help guide you through understanding your responsibility of the protection of children per the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL). This 3-hour training will give you the tools, resources, and strategies you need to gain a better understanding of knowing your role in the protection of children.

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April 21
Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield

Afternoon with an Advocate

Passages Inc.

12:00 p.m.

"Afternoon with an Advocate" is a weekly Facebook live even that gives the community to chat and learn from an advocate. Advocates will briefly discuss a different topic each week while having a conversation and answering questions from any viewers.

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April 21
Wayne/Pike

Take Back the Night

VIP

5:30 p.m.

Join VIP in celebrating survivors of sexual violence at our Take Back the Night event. Rain Date: 4/28

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April 22
Berks

Seminario en línea de SAAM - Agresión sexual en la Comunidad LGBTQ +

Safe Berks

7:00 p.m.

Este seminario virtual será el tercero de una breve serie de seminarios virtuales. Cada martes de abril habrá una presentación seguida de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. En esta presentación nos centraremos en la agresión sexual en la comunidad LGBTQ +.

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April 22
Philadelphia

WOARRIOR Speaks with Indira Henard

WOAR-Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence

12:00 p.m.

Join us on Facebook Live for WOARRIORS Speaks! Hosted by our Executive Director, Monique Howard, and guest Indira Henard, Executive Director of DCRCC. Indira has been involved in the violence against women movement for 20 years. Indira's expertise in gender based violence is rooted in an anti-oppression, feminist theory and survivor centered model. This is a special opportunity to learn, listen and interact in real time.

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April 22
Philadelphia

Sing Out Loud: Singing for Survival

WOAR-Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence

5:30 p.m.

A chorale raising their voices and funds to support WOAR's mission of eliminating sexual violence & providing free services to Philadelphia. WOAR - Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence invites you to join us for our inaugural VIRTUAL Sing Out Loud 2021 Singing for Survival concert fundraiser. Enjoy a family friendly evening from the comforts of your home with performances by the Sing Out Loud Chorale exhibiting a unified, powerful voice through the silence surrounding the issue of sexual violence. Our chorale will be comprised of survivors, friends, community advocates, and partners who will use their hearts and voices in support of Philadelphia's ONLY rape crisis center.

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April 22
Blair

Community Response to Sexual Assault

Family Services Incorporated

7:00 p.m.

The live panel discussion cover will the Community Response to Sexual Assault from different perspectives. The Q&A will try to answer as many questions as possible submitted by the community. You can submit questions leading up to the event or submit questions during the live event as the discussion is happening. Panelists include: Ashley Owens - Director, Center for Child Justice Cheryl Gonsman - Direct Service Supervisor, Victim Services Program Jess Walk - Interim Chief, Tyrone Borough Police Department Thad Graham - Education Specialist, Victim Services Program

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April 22
Northumberland, Snyder, and Union

Transitioning Trauma: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault

Transitions of PA

7:00 p.m.

Join Transitions of PA for an educational night with speaker Jennifer Storm to learn more about sexual assault, trauma, and healing. Jennifer Storm will be speaking about some of her personal experiences as a survivor and what she has learned as the former Victim Advocate for the Commonwealth of PA.

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April 22
Beaver

IG Live: How to be a better bystander

Women's Center of Beaver County

6:30 p.m.

You know that moment when you see something strange and get that feeling in your gut? When you know you should do something but don't know what? We do too but there is a solution! Let's practice being better bystanders. Join us on Instagram Live to learn the tips and tricks of bystander intervention!

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April 23
Erie

8th Annual Victims' Rights Conference

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

9:00 a.m.

Crime Victim Center is hosting our 2021 “Crime Victims’ Rights Conference†on Friday, April 23rd, from 9am to 3:40pm, VIRTUALLY. This conference will host a range of speakers in four breakout sessions, in addition to a speaking program during lunch. Continuing Education credits for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors are available.  The cost of the conference is $90 for professionals, $45 for students, with no additional cost for CEUs.

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April 27
Berks

SAAM Webinar Series - Sexual Assault in the Hispanic Community

Safe Berks

7:00 p.m.

This webinar will be the fourth of a short webinar series. Each Tuesday during April there will be a presentation followed by Q and A session. In this presentation we will focus on sexual assault in the Hispanic community.

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April 27
York

Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse -- Knowing your Role in the Protection of Children

YWCA York

9:00 a.m.

YWCA York is here to assist you in having that hard conversation about abuse. While it is never an easy topic to discuss, it's one we need to have to protect our most vulnerable population, our children. As April is Child Abuse Prevention month, we are offering this state mandated training for FREE as a live webinar training to any mandated reporters. This training will help guide you through understanding your responsibility of the protection of children per the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL). This 3-hour training will give you the tools, resources, and strategies you need to gain a better understanding of knowing your role in the protection of children.

Click here to register
April 28
Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield

Afternoon with an Advocate

Passages Inc.

12:00 p.m.

"Afternoon with an Advocate" is a weekly Facebook live even that gives the community to chat and learn from an advocate. Advocates will briefly discuss a different topic each week while having a conversation and answering questions from any viewers.

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April 28
Philadelphia

Brotherly Munch Conversation and Training Series: Victim Blaming and Consent

WOAR

11: a.m.

This Brotherly Munch Conversation and Training series session will be used as a way to open up dialogue about what rape culture is, its effects on culture and society, and ways to combat this in our personal and daily lives. Participants will leave from the conversation identifying what rape culture is, its impacts on individuals, and demonstrate ways to become stronger allies against sexual and gender based violence.

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April 29
Berks

Seminario en línea de SAAM La agresión sexual en la Comunidad Hispana

Safe Berks

7:00 p.m.

Este seminario virtual será el cuarto de una breve serie de seminarios virtual. Cada martes de abril habrá una presentación seguida de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. En esta presentación nos centraremos en la agresión sexual en la comunidad hispana.

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April 30
Beaver

IG Live: Turning awareness into action

Women's Center of Beaver County

7:00 p.m.

Another Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the books! Let's take what we've learned and turn it into action! How can we do that? Tune in to find out! We'll be live on Instagram to chat about it: @_wcbc

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April 30
Philadelphia

Hands Around City Hall

WOAR

12:00 p.m.

Join WOAR as we stand in solidarity with survivors, advocates, counselors, city representatives, and more at our annual event, Hands Around City Hall. This event is a survivor focused event, dedicated to victims, survivors, and anyone else who has been affected by sexual violence. Registration is required! To learn more about this and other events, please visit out website www.woar.org.

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April 30
Allegheny

PAAR Virtual Teal Ball 2021

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)

7:00 p.m.

The Steel City Becomes the TEAL City this April! We are excited to host a virtual celebration to show that Pittsburgh stands together in support of victims of sexual violence. Join us from the comfort and safety of your home as we go DigiTEAL for a night of celebrating survivors and raising awareness and financial support for PAAR. The fun begins with a showcase of our work in the community, a silent auction and the presentation of PAAR's Laura Ditka Visionary Award. We are excited to have Celebration Kits available to enjoy some amazing local food and beverages during the event!

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April 30
Philadelphia

Hands Around City Hall

WOAR-Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence

12:00 p.m.

Join us as share we moment of silence for survivors before discussing with City Representatives policy changes to help survivors/victims.

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Ongoing
Delaware

Race for Victims' Rights 5K GOES VIRTUAL

Delaware County Women Against Rape

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Ongoing
Allegheny

Teal City Virtual 5k

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)

Virtual

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) is one of the oldest rape crisis centers in the country, providing services to Allegheny County for more than 49 years. By signing up for the first Teal City Virtual 5k, you will be contributing to the organizations fundraising efforts and taking a stand against sexual violence in our community. After signing up for the event, you can run/walk at any location and any time of your choosing. We only ask that you be aware of current distancing and masking measures when participating. Once you've completed the virtual distance, you can submit your walk/run completion time online by Sunday, May 16th to have your time displayed on the leader board.

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