April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Throughout April, the Sexual Assault Center of the Department of Community & Human Services to will recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There will be several activities going on around the City:

  • Come to the Sexual Assault Center Open House on April 2 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at 421 King Street, Suite 400, and decorate jeans for the Messages of Hope Campaign to encourage those who are survivors of sexual violence and to build awareness of sexual violence. Jean donations are requested through April 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • View the Message of Hope display:

April 1 – 12 at the Department of Health (4480 King St.) and DCHS (2525 Mt. Vernon Ave.)

April 15 – 19 at the Casey Clinic and Alexandria Police Department (1200 N. Howard St.)

April 19 – 26 at the Alexandria Police Department (3600 Wheeler Ave.)

  • The Clothesline Project, a display of t-shirts made by survivors that bears witness to the violence they have experienced, will be on display April 15 – 19 at City Hall (301 King St.).
  • Spanish Language Safety and Prevention Forum for the Hispanic Community

April 30 from 7-9 p.m. – A panel discussion on services and information for the Hispanic community at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 845 N. Howard Street.

  • Denim Day – On April 24, wear jeans to work, school or around town as a visible means of protest against myths that surround rape and sexual assault. For more information on national denim day, go to denimdayusa.org/.

For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/SexualViolence or contact Claire Dunn, Division Chief, Sexual Assault Center and Domestic Violence Program at Claire.dunn@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4911.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Maurice Tomdio at maurice.tomdio@alexandriava.gov or call 571.384.5244.