April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month! We have put together a list of events we would love to see you attend with us!
4th 6:30PM Turn the Courthouse Blue – Join Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Children’s Advocacy Center, R.A.A.C.A and distinguished guests as we turn the Erie County Courthouse blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
5th Penn State Behrends Gender Conference – Reed 114, 113, 112
6th 7:00PM Take Back the Night Gannon Univ. Starting at Perry Sq. FREE open to public.
7-9th 6-8PM Trauma Project PACA and the Crime Victims Center have partnered with local artists to create a performance piece that focuses on real stories of trauma, loss, recovery, and healing from CVC clients. The evening will feature a 45-minute multimedia show/experience, two art installations created by victims of trauma, and a talkback with the cast, authors, and experts.
7-9th 6-8PM “What Were You Wearing” Exhibit at PACA – ***TRIGGER WARNING*** The exhibit titled “What Were You Wearing?” features stories of sexual violence and representations of what each victim was wearing at the time of their assault.
12th 10AM-2PM Building Resilience NAMI’s Conference – Register by calling 814-455-9414 FREE EVENT
19th 11:00 AM Pinwheels for Prevention and Proclamation with Mayor Joe Schember at Perry Square Pavilion FREE EVENT
22nd 9:00 AM 9th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference—Hosted by Crime Victim Center of Erie County in-person and virtual
24th-30th National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. –Learn more at https://cvcerie.org/criminal-justice-system/victims-rights/
24th-25th Mandated Reporter Training – Erie Outlaws Softball
27th Denim Day – Is a rape prevention education campaign. We ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of creating awareness to the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This is often a fundraising event.