Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community. The goal of SAAM 2015 is to get everyone involved in creating a safer community. The campaign helps the entire community learn how to take action to prevent sexual assault. This year’s theme is “I Will Move to Action to Create Change,” which encourages community members to to take stand against sexual assault.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes-Nacogdoches April 7th The Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches County S.A.V.E. Coalition will kick off the month by holding a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University Theta Chi Fraternity Inc. Join us in the event that gives the opportunity for men to raise awareness in the community by walking a mile in women’s high heels to better understand and appreciate women’s experiences. We will begin the event at 6:00 p.m. at Baker Pattillo Student Center and the walk will conclude at the SFA Recreation Center Parking Lot.
Take Back the Night-Nacogdoches April 9th The Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches County S.A.V.E. Coalition in partnership with Health Science Dept. of Stephen F. Austin State University is holding “Take Back the Night” on Thursday, April 9th at SFA Spirit Rock Ag Pond, located along the fence line of Homer Bryce Stadium starting at 6:00 p.m. The event will include a March, candlelight vigil, and guest speakers, Stephanie Stevens, Assistant County Attorney for the Nacogdoches County Attorney’s Office; and keynote speaker Kate Koestner, sexual assault survivor, author, and featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and a HBO documentary.
Prevention in the Park-Lufkin April 24th The Family Crisis Center and the Angelina County S.A.V.E. Coalition is holding “Prevention in the Park” on at Louis Bronaugh Park, across from Lufkin City Hall, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. To commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 326 balloons will be released to represent the victims of sexual assault, and one for all the silent victims, the Family Crisis Center served in 2014. Guests will enjoy a free lunch, a short program by community members, and a special award presentation of the inaugural Prevention Visionary Voice Award.
AMRAP for Awareness April 25th The Family Crisis Center and the Nacogdoches County S.A.V.E. Coalition in partnership with CrossFit Nac will be holding “AMRAP for Awareness”. Come get your CrossFit on at 10:00 a.m. and support Sexual Assault Awareness Month by participating in a free AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) workout instructed by CrossFit Nac located at 2717 NW Stallings Dr. in Nacogdoches; followed by free food and drinks.