Sexual Assault Awareness Month

04/16/18

FCASV Weaving Our Stories Display 

FCASV invites you to Weaving Our Stories. The display is a clothing exhibit that will travel to different Tallahassee locations during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) April of 2018. The MeToo Movement has created national discussion and allowed people of various backgrounds to come together and share the ways that they too have been impacted by sexual violence. Our exhibit’s aim is to further unify the experiences of survivors to build momentum for change.

Our exhibit is titled Weaving Our Stories to symbolize the strength that stems from sharing our stories, creating community, instilling hope, and promoting healing and change across our entire state. This powerful display features the outfits, or similar outfits to those, worn by survivors during their assaults. These outfits represent various individuals and cities throughout the state, via our certified sexual assault centers. To learn more about sexual violence and what you can do on an individual level, please come out to one of our events.

    

     

 

Another Way 

     

#whatwasshewearing display held at Florida Gateway College   #whatwasshewearing held at Hamilton County Public Library
 

Dawn Center

        

Dawn Center held an awareness activity called The Vagina Monologues to kick off SAAM on April 6th.  The event was attended by almost 230 people! The #METOO movement was highlighted that evening with stories from local victims.

Dawn Center partnered with Naturecoast Technical High School.  The amazing film department and the students in that program made PSA’s for Dawn Center. The students could choose from the following topics: consent, the mask you live in, or bystander intervention. The winner of the internal contest was  "Stamp of Approval." This video was shown at the school's annual film festival and also at Dawn Center's SAAM event.

 

Palm Beach County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center

 

                    

                                                                        'What Were You Wearing' display 

           

       Field of Hope                                                      Carol Messam Gordon, Mayor Melissa McKinlay & Nicole Bishop
                                                                                     SAAM 2018 Proclamation

Suncoast Center

 

    

Suncoast's April monthly SART meeting during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Members decorated quilt squares in support of survivors and the Army Reserve Medical Command stitched them together into one quilt which will go to the monument in DC, and another to be displayed locally.