Monthly Archives: March 2015

Flash Mob 2015

Flash Mob steps up for survivors of sexual assault!

We are moving in the right direction.

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 Survivors of sexual assault joined with Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center staff & community members to show survivors that we stand (and dance) with them. This event kicked off Victims Rights Week & commemorates April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

 On Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 300 people gathered, with over 100 dancers, led by survivor-singer, Antonia Jenae Williams. Julie Weil, community activist/survivor, commented “Saturday night’s event was really special and hopefully served as a good visual reminder of how much support there is in PB County for victims of sexual violence. Thanks again to my friends and family who came out and danced with me. You make my heart happy.” If you’ve never seen a Flash Mob, or danced in one, don’t miss next year’s 2016 annual Flash Mob Dance at CityPlace, West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center offers support throughout the healing journey, from crisis intervention, court accompaniment, therapy & advocacy. If you or a friend is in need of our services, please call our hotline: 561-833-7273.

Flash Mob 2015 Group pic

Ceremony in the Garden

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Save the Date!

Tuesday April 21st, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ceremony in the Garden

Listen to Stories of Empowerment & Hope

Mounts Botanical Garden

In Honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Hosted by: Palm Beach County Victim Services &

Certified Rape Crisis Center

For more information contact:

Ellen or Randee 561-355-2418 (option 3)

Survivor Survey

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Survivor Survey on Mandatory Reporting of Campus Sexual Assault

We want 2 hear from survivors regarding mandatory reporting of campus sexual assault. Please complete our survey & share w others http://tinyurl.com/q47a77p

You can also tweet the survey:

NAESV and Know Your IX have created a survey to ask survivors their opinions about mandatory reporting of campus sexual assault to local law enforcement. Please share this survey with your networks: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9SV2GHQ

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) educates the policy community about federal laws, legislation and appropriations impacting the fight to end sexual violence. Its team of experts and advocates, donating time away from their state and local groups, publish written analysis, track legislation, provide media interviews, and advise members of Congress and the executive branch.

Survivor Action Team forming

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Who:              Any sexual assault survivors who want to move forward with reaching out to the community and help bring awareness to these issues. All genders are invited!

What:            Survivor Action Team meeting

When:           Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Time:             5:30 p.pm.-7:00 p.m.

Where:         SART; 4210 N. Australian Ave, West Palm Beach

Why:             To change the world!!

Facilitators:   Sharon Daugherty, Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator

Julie Weil, Sexual Assault Response Team Member &  Community Activist

Contact:        Sharon @ 561-625-2568 or sdaugher@pbcgov.org

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action

We chose this day, The SAAM Day of Action, to hold the inaugural meeting of the Survivor Action Team. This day is nationally recognized in the United States as a specific day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Through coordinated planning of special events, advocates can raise awareness, media attention and national momentum for ending and preventing sexual violence.