April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a month dedicated to preventing sexual assault in our community and showing support for survivors.
Fort Bend Women’s Center is committed to providing support for the sexual assault survivors in our community. In 2018, we served more than 300 survivors of sexual assault, accompanying them to hospital and court appointments, as well as providing counseling, emergency shelter and other support services.
Through our Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, we want to honor survivors and educate our community about the impact of sexual assault on individuals and families.
We hope that you will join us at one of our many events this April!
‘What were you wearing’ touring exhibit
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.
Now in its second year, the 2019 ‘What were you wearing’ exhibit will feature new outfits and stories.
April 1-3, 5: PennyWise Richmond
April 4 Fort Bend County Crime Victim’s Response Team (CVRT) event, Fort Bend County Courthouse
April 8-12 Pennywise Richmond
April 15-19 PennyWise Katy
April 22-26 University of Houston, Downtown campus
Denim Day, April 24
Wear denim to show your support for survivors of sexual assault. And don’t forget that teal is the color of sexual assault awareness month! Tag us in your photos on social media so we can see you stand with survivors! You can learn more about the story behind Denim Day here.
Girlfriends Giggle, April 26
The best girls’ night out in Fort Bend is back and its going ‘glamping’. Grab your friends and head to Briscoe Manor for great food, live music, DJ, a host of glamorous outdoor activities including a lakeside spa and goat yoga! Together we will stand for survivors of sexual assault! All proceeds from Girlfriends Giggle benefit the work of Fort Bend Women’s Center.
Tickets are on sale now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlfriends-giggle-2019-tickets-56761364770