Sexual Assault Awareness MonthMORE INFO
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.
April 24, 2019
Colorado Denim DayMORE INFO
On Colorado Denim Day, April 24, 2019, state agencies, businesses, and other groups in Colorado are asked to allow their employees to pay $5 in exchange for wearing jeans on Denim Day. Employees wearing jeans will also receive buttons from TESSA that they can wear to let everyone know why they are wearing jeans on Denim Day. Wearing jeans is a conversation-starter and visual sign of your support of survivors. Colorado Denim Day demonstrates the power of communities coming together to support survivors and take a stand against sexual violence.
For more information about participating in Denim Day and receiving buttons, contact Rica at 719-785-6813 or [email protected]
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTHDVAM INFO COMING SOON
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.
Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.
Since the Violence Against Women Act passed in 1994, we’ve come a long way. This landmark legislation, led by then Senator Joe Biden, combined new provisions that hold offenders accountable and provide programs and services for victims. Between 1993 and 2010, the overall rate of domestic violence dropped nearly two-thirds and state laws have reformed to address issues such as dating abuse in the workplace, stalking, employment discrimination and more.
5K Survivors’ RunMORE INFO COMING SOON
3rd Annual 5K Survivors’ Run is coming back! Check back here for more information and to sign up!
GALAMORE INFO COMING SOON
TESSA Gala will be held in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month!