Join us as we stand with survivors of sexual assault this April. As part of our annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, we have a range of special events to help you show your support for survivors and learn more about the impact of sexual violence on its victims.
‘What were you wearing’ touring exhibition
This art installation recreates the outfits worn by survivors of sexual assault in our community. Each mannequin represents the clothing the victim was wearing during his or her attack, accompanied by the story of their attack in the victim’s own words. This exhibition aims to challenge victim blaming – it’s time to stop asking what someone was wearing when they were attacked.
2-6 April: Fort Bend Women’s Center Pennywise Resale Store, 501 Highway 90A East, Richmond, TX 77406 – www.fbwc.org/pennywise for directions and opening hours
9-13 April : Texas State Technical College, 26706 Southwest Freeway, Rosenberg, TX 77471
16-20 April : Wharton Community College, 5333 FM 1640, Richmond, TX 77469
23-27 April : Missouri City Police Department, 3849 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, TX 77459
‘Ask the Expert’: a Sexual Assault Discussion Panel – Thursday, April 19th
This is your chance to ask your questions about sexual assault! Our panel includes representatives from the legal, medical, counseling, advocacy and law enforcement fields. Light refreshments will be available.
6-8pm, Friends of North Richmond, 1305 Clay Street, Richmond.
Girlfriends Giggle – Friday, April 27th
Giggle is turning teal for 2018! Forget the PJs, this year Giggle Girls are going cowgirl strong! Grab your jeans, boots and pearls for this fabulous night out at Briscoe Manor, Richmond. Show your support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault while you enjoy live music, casino, cowgirl market shopping, amazing food and yes, even a mechanical bull. Join us for a party with a purpose to raise funds for our services for victims. Tickets are limited. Click here for all the details and to buy your ticket.
Also, check out our website and social media during April for more on our events and some great new blogs from our Sexual Assault Program team.