Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a national campaign that takes place each year throughout April to help raise awareness and educate communities about how to prevent sexual violence.

Safe Harbor Crisis Center, a nonprofit organization, is the first and only organization in Davis County dedicated to providing shelter and safety to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

Between March and April of 2019, Safe Harbor will be hosting a variety of events to empower survivors and educate the general public about the steps that we can take as a community to create a future free of sexual violence.

Ending sexual violence will take commitment and action from each and every one of us. By participating in SAAM, you will be helping to send a message that you support survivors and are committed to creating a future free of violence and full of hope.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or if there should be an opportunity for a press interview.

We’re so grateful for the generous support from our partners at the Coldwell Banker Foundation for supporting these events. Please help us spread the word to your networks, social groups, friends and family as get ready to turn Davis County teal for April!

 

SAAM 2019 Schedule of Events

“Capturing Courage” Portrait Exhibition

Layton Hills Mall

April 1st – April 30th

Throughout April, come experience the “Capturing Courage” survivor portrait exhibition on public display at Layton Hills Mall.

This portrait series will capture the diverse experiences and identities of sexual assault survivors from across the state. Each portrait will be linked to an accompanying personal statement from the featured survivor about their experience finding courage to grow and move beyond their past abuse. Stories will be accessible online through April by scanning a unique QR code linked to each portrait. We recommend downloading a free QR Code scanner app prior to visiting the exhibition.

Viewers will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Layton Hills Mall for viewing all survivor stories.

This powerful exhibition was photographed courtesy of local photographer, Terra Cooper Photography (www.terracooper.com).

SAAM 2019 is made possible thanks to the generous support from the Coldwell Banker Foundation.

“Removing the Mask” Survivor Art Workshop

Davis County Farmington Library

March 27th, 2019 ~ 5-8PM

All survivors of all backgrounds are invited to come out for this free art workshop.

Participants will be able to create, paint, decorate their own unique mask to represent the experience of a survivor. For many of us, the mask we wear and show to the world does not always match what we feel on the inside. This is an opportunity for creative expression and healing for participants of any experience level.

All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please contact us to sign up.

For questions or to sign up, please contact Lauren Devries at lauren@safeharborhope.org

“Paint the Town Teal” SAAM Launch Event

Multiple sites throughout Davis County

March 30th, 2019 ~ 8:30-11AM

Come out on the morning of March 30th to help officially turn Davis County teal for the month of April!

Volunteers and community partners will come together to tie bright teal ribbons along several prominent main streets and hang posters in local businesses to raise awareness about SAAM.

This event will help make a bold, visible statement that Davis County stands with survivors and that we will not tolerate sexual violence in our community. This is a fun, meaningful event that the whole family will enjoy!

Volunteers should plan to meet at Great Harvest Bread Co. in Layton at 8:30am on March 30th.

For questions or to sign up, please contact Alana Cloud at alana@safeharborhope.org.

Screening and Panel Discussion of “I Am Evidence”

CenterPoint Legacy Theater

April 18th, 2019 ~ 6-9PM

Join Safe Harbor and CenterPoint Legacy Theater for this public screening of the acclaimed HBO documentary, “I AM EVIDENCE” at Centerville Legacy Theater.

This film exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States, bringing much needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors.

There will be a Q&A panel discussion with local experts and advocates following the film to discuss what the local community is doing to address the rape kit backlog.

Admission is free. Please consider a $10 suggested donation for entry to help support local sexual assault victim services.

“Lost Words” Survivors of Violence Art Showcase

Bountiful Davis Arts Center

April 20th, 2019 ~ 3-7PM

Join Safe Harbor Crisis Center and Bountiful Davis Arts Center to celebrate the strength of sexual assault survivors and share in the healing power of art.

The “Lost Words” Survivor Art Showcase will feature powerful, original artwork created by survivors of sexual violence from all experience levels and backgrounds. The creative arts provide a space for emotional expression that can be incredibly healing for survivors as they work to move beyond the trauma of their past abuse. We are honored to be able to support these strong, resilient artists by providing an outlet for them to share their journey with the community.

This year’s theme, “Lost Words”, asks artists to consider the following in their work: “Have you ever thought about what you would say to the person who sexually assaulted you? What would you want your loved ones to know? What would you want to remind yourself?”

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The whole family is welcome.

Please know that this is the first chance that some of our artists have had the opportunity to publicly show their work and talk about their story. We ask everyone to show only love, respect, and compassion. Together, as a community, we can help survivors to know that they are heard, believed, and supported.

*Art submissions due by April 5th.

Please contact Alana Cloud at alana@safeharborhope.org for submission details.

We’re so grateful to each of our community partners throughout Davis County for their support of the 2019 SAAM Campaign.

Ending sexual violence will take commitment and action from each and every one of us. By participating in SAAM, you will be helping to send a message that you support survivors and are committed to creating a future free of violence and full of hope.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or if there should be an opportunity for a press interview.

Thank you to our 2019 SAAM Supporters: