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SAAM 2019 – Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events
The Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas Recognizes
Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Area Events
Throughout the month of April, the Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas will raise public awareness and education in communities and higher education campuses we serve. This year’s theme is “WALK WITH ME – YOUR VOICE HAS POWER” to prevent sexual assault. The following events are scheduled.
Angelina College, along with the Family Crisis Center of East Texas will be giving Angelina College students the opportunity to receive important information on sexual assaults with “H2O and Know”. This event will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 10:30am to 11:30am in front of the Angelina College Student Center. Students will receive free bottled water with sexual assault statistics and facts on the label along with Family Crisis Center Hotline and the National Sexual Assault Hotline phone numbers.
The first “Walk With Me” event will be held for Shelby County on Thursday, April 4th at noon in the Community Room of the Shelby County Courthouse, 200 San Augustine St. in Center, TX, 75935. Pizza will be served.
A screening of the award-winning documentary “The Hunting Ground” will take place in Hudgins Hall on the Angelina College Campus starting at 6:00pm on Monday, April 8th. This film brings to light the story of sexual assault survivors on college campuses. There will be a panel discussion lead by The Family Crisis Center with audience members afterwards.
The Angelina College Police Department along with staff from the Family Crisis Center of East Texas will provide education and information on campus safety and resources available to students at the Angelina College “Lunch and Learn” event on Tuesday, April 9th from 10:50am to 11:25am in the Community Services Building room 104.
Angelina College along with the Family Crisis Center of East Texas will help students learn how they can be lifesavers for someone they know at the “Be a Lifesaver!” event on Wednesday, April 10th from 10:30am to 11:30am in front of the Angelina College Student Center. Students will be able to talk to representatives from the Family Crisis Center, Student Life, and the Region 5 Prevention Center. Students will also receive a roll of Life Savers candy with important information on them.
The Family Crisis Center along with Angelina College Student Life will present the “Escalation Workshop” in Hudgins Hall. The workshop will take place on Monday, April 15th at 6:00pm. The workshop consists of a short film depicting the relationship of a young college couple from its sweet beginning to its violent end. A group discussion on dating violence and bystander intervention will follow.
The second “Walk With Me” event will be held in Angelina County at noon on Tuesday, April 16th at the Louis Bronaugh Park (across from City Hall), 328 Charlton St. in Lufkin, TX, 75904. The Family Crisis Center will provide lunch through Curbside Café food truck which will be onsite.
The Family Crisis Center will be at the Angelina College Campus Picnic on Thursday, April 18th starting at 10:30am in front of the Student Center. Angelina College will provide free food and drinks for all students and the Family Crisis Center will provide a fun way to educate students on the importance of consent with their interactive consent guide. Angelina College will also host their annual Health Fair that day.
The Family Crisis Center will once again be presenting “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” on Thursday, April 25th starting at 5:30pm in the Stephen F. Austin State University Student Center Courtyard. “Walk a Mile” has traditionally been a men’s march to show support of female sexual assault survivors, but this year both men and women are being encouraged to participate. There will be a guest speaker, and many of the university’s fraternities will be participating also.
Denim Day is Wednesday, April 24th. As part of the nation-wide, annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, National Denim Day is a campaign originally triggered in 1999 by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court when a rape conviction was overturned. The justices felt that since the 18 year-old rape victim was wearing tight jeans, she had to have helped her 45 year-old attached remove her jeans, thereby implying consent instead of rape. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a visual symbol of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. Millions of supporters around the country and globally are expected to participate by wearing jeans on Denim Day this year.
The Family Crisis Center will wrap up the “Walk With Me” events on Tuesday, April 30th at noon at the Nacogoches County Extension Office (on Main Street) at 203 W. Main St., #101, Nacogdoches, TX 75961. The Family Crisis Center will provide lunch through Say Cheese food truck which will be onsite. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Family Crisis Center.
The Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas is leading the path to end sexual assault and domestic violence in our community. Through education and community awareness, such occurrences can be reduced or prevented by providing emergency crisis and advocacy services. The Family Crisis Center benefits from the support of both the Angelina and Nacogdoches County S.A.V.E. (Sexual Assault Violence Education) Coalitions through partnering with them on endeavors to educate the community.
For more information regarding Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities occurring in the area, or to find out how you can assist the agency, contact Greta Rich at (936) 639-1681 or [email protected]
2018 BLUEBERRY CUPCAKE BATTLE, Texas Blueberry Festival:
Our sweet event will be held Saturday, June 9th at the Texas Blueberry Festival in historic Downtown Nacogdoches. Entry forms and six cupcakes are due to the judges prior to 10:30a.m., (along with the $5 entry fee, benefiting the family Crisis Center). Judges score cupcake entries based on theme, taste, and presentation. A winning prize will be awarded for the categories: 8-12 yrs old, 13-17 yrs old, and adult. Entries can be registered online, at the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce, or the morning of the event.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness of sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. This year’s theme is “Engaging New Voices, Use Your Voice to Change the Culture”.
Take Back the Night – April 3rd
There will be guest speakers and demonstrations, along with a march to “break the silence” of sexual assault occurrences on college campuses and in the community. The walk begins at 7:30 pm in front of the Student Center on the Angelina College campus.
Prevention Fair – April 3rd, 5th, 6th & April 25th-27th
Gather information about risk factors of sexual violence. There will be chances to win free food & prizes at the 2nd annual prevention fair, held several days in the Spirit Lounge at the SFASU Baker Patillo Student Center, 11 am – 1 pm.
Prevention in the Park – April 5th
The Family Crisis Center and the Angelina County S.A.V.E. (Sexual Assault Violence Education) Coalition will kick off the month at Louis Bronaugh Park, located in Lufkin across from Lufkin’s City Hall, noon until 1 pm. There will be free lunch, guest speakers and entertainment. Mayor Bob Brown will make a Proclomation naming April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the City of Lufkin. The event will end with a mannequin challenge which you are invited to be a part of.
Take Back the Night – April 5th
There will be guest speakers and demonstrations, along with a march to “break the silence” of sexual assault occurrences on college campuses and in the community. The walk begins at 6 pm in front of the Baker Patillo Student Center on the SFASU campus.
Walk A Mile – April 11th
Men of Angelina College and the community will be walking in women’s shoes, marching against violence. The march will begin at 10:55 am, starting at the Student Center Courtyard on the Angelina College campus. In the event of rain, the march will be moved to the “old gym” on campus.
Escalation Workshop – April 20th
Screening of a 90-minute, film-based experience, “One Love” that is educational, about the warning signs of an abusive relationship. The film will be shown in the Tejas Room in the Baker Patillo Student Center at SFASU, starting at 8 pm.
Screening of “The Hunting Ground” – April 26th
This informative movie, telling the story of sexual assault surviviors on college campuses, will begin at 6:30 pm in Hudgens Hall on Angelina College Campus.
Denim Day – April 26th
As part of the nation-wide, annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a visual symbol of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. Millions of supporters around the country, as well as globally, are expected to participate by wearing jeans on Denim Day this year. We encourage you to participate by wearing jeans on April 26th.
Survivor Obstacles – April 27th
This inaugural event represents the adversity that sexual assault survivors face when coming forth to tell their story. Come and support survivors by participating in this demonstration starting at 5:00 pm in the Baker Patillo Student Center on the SFASU campus.
Walk A Mile – April 27th
Men of SFASU and the community walking in women’s shoes, will march against violence. The march will begin at 6:00 pm, starting at the Baker Patillo Student Center Plaza on the SFASU campus.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Family Crisis Center of East Texas will commemorate the occasion by holding numerous activities in the East Texas area. This year’s theme is “Awareness + Action = Social Change.
An Empty Place at the Table – October 6, 12 & 19, 2016
The Family Crisis Center will display a table with place settings that will illustrate individuals killed by their intimate partner. Survivors of domestic violence and unreported incidences of domestic violence will also be depicted through the exhibit. It will be on display in the SFASU Baker Pattillo Student Center Spirit Lounge from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.
DV Awareness Informational Exhibit – October 6, 2016
The Family Crisis Center will partner with the SFASU Leadership and Service organization to host an informational exhibit in the SFASU Baker Pattillo Student Center Spirit Lounge from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be a photo booth and donations for the Family Crisis Center will be collected during the event. An Empty Place at the Table will also be showcased.
Run the Runway – October 7, 2016
The Family Crisis Center will have a display/informational table set up from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. during Harold’s House-East Texas Alliance for Children’s Run the Runway Event at the Angelina County Airport. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches Farmers Market Fall Fling – October 8, 2016
The Family Crisis Center of East Texas will partner with the Nacogdoches Farmers Market for their Annual Fall Fling. From 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, the agency will have FREE popcorn, a carnival game for the kids, and a photo booth for participant entertainment. The “Love Should” campaign will also be presented in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Self Defense Class – October 11, 2016
Join us for a FREE self-defense class for women instructed by Sergeant Amanda Kennedy of the Stephen F. Austin State University Police Department. The course will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on Angelina College’s campus.
Take a Dunk for Domestic Violence Awareness – October 12, 2016
The Family Crisis Center will host the “Take a Dunk for Domestic Violence Awareness” event at 12:00 noon at the Angelina County Courthouse where local celebrities will take a dunk in a dunking booth to create awareness of domestic violence. There will be a short program and a FREE pizza lunch will be provided.
Self-Defense Class – October 12, 2016
Join us for a FREE self-defense class for women instructed by Sergeant Amanda Kennedy of the SFA University Police Department. The course will take place beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the HPE Building on SFASU’s campus.
SFASU Tailgating – October 15, 2016
The Family Crisis Center of East Texas will join the Stephen F. Austin State University tradition of tailgating prior to the SFASU vs. Southeastern Louisiana football game. Community members are encouraged to come out and enjoy the Family Crisis Center of East Texas photo booth and props beginning at 12:00 noon until game-time.
Angelina College Soccer Games – October 15, 2016
The Family Crisis Center will will have a display/informational table set up during the Angelina College Roadrunner and Lady Roadrunner soccer games beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Lufkin High School Soccer Field.
Zombie Walk to Scare Away Family Violence – October 15, 2016
Lufkin Middle School Theatre is sponsoring the 2016 “Zombie Walk to Scare Away Family Violence.” The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. at Standpipe Coffee and participants will dress as zombies as they make their way through downtown Lufkin. Participants are to bring canned goods to benefit the Family Crisis Center of East Texas. For more information, visit the facebook page at “Lufkin Zombie Walk.”
Take a Dunk for Domestic Violence Awareness – October 19, 2016
The Family Crisis Center will partner with SFASU’s Alpha Phi Omega for this event, which will take place at the SFASU Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza near Barnes & Noble beginning at 12:00 noon. SFASU campus leaders will take a dunk in a dunking booth to create awareness of domestic violence. A FREE pizza lunch will also be served during the festivities.
Candlelight Vigil – October 19, 2016
The Family Crisis Center will partner with SFASU’s Alpha Phi Omega to host a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those who lost their lives to domestic violence. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the SFASU Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza near Barnes & Noble and will include poems, statistics, and moments of silence. An Empty Place at the Table will also be showcased at the vigil.
Go Purple Day – October 20, 2016
Help honor survivors while bringing attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month by wearing purple! If your school, company, church, family or friends participate, please share your pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fccet. Get the official Domestic Violence Awareness Month t-shirt at www.FCCET.com
NAC-CAN Coalition 5th Quarter – October 21, 2016
After the game, the fun really begins! The Family Crisis Center will partner with the NAC-CAN Coalition for the 5th Quarter Event at North Pointe Church from 10:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight. The 5th Quarter is an event held after the Nacogdoches Dragons football game that will provide teens an outlet to enjoy themselves in the company of peers without the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Join in the fun with games, activities, the agency’s photo booth, and popcorn.
SFASU RHA Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat – October 26, 2016
The Family Crisis Center will participate in the Residence Hall Association (RHA) Fall Fest and Trunk-or-Treat from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the SFASU Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza near Barnes & Noble with a display and will give away goodies and present the “Love Should” campaign in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Healthy Nacogdoches Healthy Halloween – October 29, 2016
Active Tricks, Healthy Treats…the Family Crisis Center of East Texas will participate as an exhibitor at the Healthy Nacogdoches Healthy Halloween with activities for children to learn about Healthy Relationships. The event will take place at Festival Park in Nacogdoches from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The Family Crisis Center of East Texas pauses during the months of November and December to thank those that assist the agency. Christmas cards are sent out to partners, donors, and volunteers throughout the region to express gratitude for the year. The Christmas cards also provide an avenue for donors to make a last-minute, tax-deductible contribution to the Family Crisis Center. To be added to our Christmas card mailing list, please contact our Community Development Director at (936) 639-1681.