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Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Sexual Violence Awareness Month April is National Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Across Vermont communities will be coming together to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual violence in our state through a variety of events happening in every corner of the state. Below is a guide to some of what is happening. Call your local program to find out more! Call 1-800-489-RAPE (7273) to be connected to your local hotline for help, information, resources, and referrals- or to find out ways in which you can give help! Project Against Violent Encounters Voices Against Violence * P.O. Box 307, Hardwick, VT 05843 P.O. Box 72, St. Albans, VT 05478 Hotline: (802) 472-6463 Fax: (802) P.O. Box 227, Bennington, VT 05201 Hotline: (802) 524-6575 Hotline: (802) 442-2111Fax: (802) 442- Fax: (802) 524-8539 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Battered Women's Services and Rutland County Women's Network P.O. Box 67, Middlebury, VT 05753 P.O. Box 652, Barre, VT 05641 Hotline: (802) 388-4205 or Hotline: 877-543-9498 P.O. Box 313, Rutland, VT 05701 Fax: (802) 476-3357 Hotline: (802) 775-3232 TTY: (802) 388-9181 Shelter: (802) 476-4965 Shelter fax: Fax: (802) 747-0470 Fax: (802) 388-3438 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Sexual Assault Crisis Team (SACT) * Women's Information Service (WISE) * 4 Cottage Street, Barre, Vt 05641 79 Hanover St., Lebanon, NH 03766 Clarina Howard Nichols Center * Hotline: (802) 479-5577 Hotline: (603) 448-5525 P.O. Box 517, Morrisville, VT 05661 Fax: (802) 476-1381 Fax: (603) 448-2799 Hotline: (802) 888-5256 [email protected] Fax: (802) 888-2570 [email protected] Women Helping Battered Women * P.O. Box 446, Randolph, VT 05060 P.O. Box 1535, Burlington, VT 05402 Hotline: 800-639-7233 Hotline: (802) 658-1996 (also the TTY #) 273 Main Street #1, Newport, VT 05855 Fax: (802) 728-5635 Fax: (802) 658-3832 Hotline: 1-800- 224-7837 Fax: (802) 334-4073 [email protected] Women's Crisis Center * 970 Memorial Drive, P.O. Box 933, Brattleboro, VT 05302 St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 Hotline: (802) 257-7364 12 Valley Street, Springfield, VT 05156 Hotline: (802) 748-8141 Fax: (802) 257-1683 Hotline: (802) 885-2050 Fax: (802) 748-1405 [email protected] Fax: (802) 885-2363 [email protected] / [email protected] [email protected] Women's Rape Crisis Center Local Domestic & Sexual Violence Prog rams: 24/7 hotlines, shelter, P.O. Box 92, Burlington, VT 05402 Hotline: (802) 863-1236 one on one support, options counseling, legal information and support, TTY: (802) 846-2544 emergency safe housing, social services advocacy, hospital advocacy for Fax: (802) 863-8449 sexual assault survivors, support groups, support for child witnesses, [email protected] education, referrals and more. Volu nteer opportunities are available. Call: 1-800-489-RAPE (7273)
* indicates shelter to be connected to your closest sexual violence advocacy program (or call them directly at the numbers above), 24/7 & FREE

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 Events happening in multiple locations around Vermont: Some areas were still planning events when this calendar was printed- call your local program for a full and updated list. Take Back the Night Take Back the Night is an international rally and march that is organized in local communities with the purpose of unifying women, men, and children in an awareness of violence against women, children and families. The event is a collaboration of community and campus and other interested persons who are ready to take a stand against violence and make the night safe for everyone. Take Back the Night rallies and marches began in England as a protest against the fear that women encountered walking the streets at night. The first Take Back the Night in the United States occurred in San Francisco in 1978. The Clothesline Project is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. The Healing Fire Initiative began in Burlington in 2002 as a collaborative effort between sexual violence survivors, advocates, community agencies, college campuses, and supporters. The main goal is to provide a place where survivors could find healing and comfort while being supported by advocates and friends, in addition to providing another opportunity to create public awareness and promote the message that sexual violence is not acceptable. To get involved or receive more information contact Gedakina through their website at Across Vermont, local sexual violence advocacy agencies will be planting red flags to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual violence in our communities that appear to be "safe" free of sexual violence. The flags
represent the number of individuals served by the 16 Vermont Network member programs who were
victimized by perpetrators of sexual violence in the Vermont in 2006. Each flag representing a victim: a
neighbor, co-worker, friend, child, or relative. The campaign hopes to increase awareness about how often sexual
violence occurs in our communities; highlight how under-reported the crime is; and examine the reasons behind
this silencing and find ways to hold perpetrators accountable, while supporting the safety and privacy of victims in
our small towns. Statewide, 1,514 flags will be raised.
* Call your local program to find out where you can view the flags locally. Movie / Film nights will be happening at many locations around Vermont. Great way to find entertainment and information! Bring your friends and join in the discussions. The Silent Witness Project began promoting an end to domestic violence in and spread around the country with displays nationwide. Our message is one of hope, help and healing for the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. As we commemorate Sexual Violence Awareness Month we would like to remind our communities about the co-occurrence of sexual violence within the experience of domestic violence.

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 Statewide Events April 25 Montpelier Statehouse HONOR SURVIVORS DAY RED FLAG CEREMONY Sexual Violence advocates, survivor's, allies and concerned community members from around the state will gather to place 1,514 flags in the Statehouse Lawn- each flag representing an individual who was served by one of the 16 Member Programs of the Vermont Network in 2006 for victimization by a perpetrator of sexual violence. Throughout the day, Sexual Violence Advocates will be available to talk to in the card room of the Statehouse (just outside of the cafeteria). There will be lots of information as well as yummy treats! Wear red or teal to show your solidarity with survivors! Pavilion Auditorium, Montpelier Crime Victims Rights Week Award Ceremony Join the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services and the Vermont Network as we celebrate the work done by so many wonderful people in Vermont to support victims and survivors' of crime. And this year the awards go to….? Come and find out! Newport- 334.0148 or [email protected] Red Flag Display
Look for locations around Newport! Call for more details.
Voices Against Violence & The Franklin County Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force Saint Albans- 524.8538 or [email protected] 1-4 pm Back Inn Time Bed and Breakfast, 68 Fairfield St., St. Albans 2nd Annual Sweet Chocolate Celebration Join us for an afternoon of celebration, friendship, refreshments and delicious chocolate goodies from local eateries as we recognize our community partners for their outstanding work in the area of sexual violence. Come bid on unique gifts during the Silent Auction and support the work of Voices Against Violence. Wine available for purchase. Tickets - $15.00 each Tickets available by calling 524-8538 or e mail [email protected] Our Silent Witnesses will be on display at Voices 2nd annual Sweet Chocolate Celebration.

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 Every Wednesday in April from noon to 1:00 PM. State Office Building Brown Bag Luncheons, Refreshments will be served
April 4th:
Medical Treatment for Victims of Sexual Violence including

Children and Teens Betty Lavoie, RN, SANE 1st Floor Conference Room
April 11th: Investigation Protocol and Procedures for Sexual Violence

with Special Emphasis on Incest Victims NUSI Detectives Location: 2nd floor DCF Conference Room
April 19th: Prosecution and Victim Advocacy for Sexual Violence Victims
Diane Wheeler, Deputy State's Attorney & Kelly Woodward, Victim
Advocate for NUSI
Location: 2nd floor DCF Conference Room

April 26th:
Treatment of Sexually Violent Offenders/ Perpetrators of Children
Kathy Thomas, VTPSA Location: 2nd floor DCF Conference Room Red Flag Display Voices Against Violence will be displaying 57 Red Flags representing the number of victims and
survivors of sexual violence in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties who were served by VAV. In
addition we will also be displaying almost 200 blue flags representing the child victims that were
reported through the State's Attorney's Office. The flags will be displayed in Taylor Park in
Saint Albans and other locations TBA.

The Clothesline Project in the windows of the local movie theatre, and other locations TBA. Saint Johnsbury- 748.8645 or [email protected] April 2-5
Advocacy Training Learn information and skill to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. These training will take place during the day. Please call to register
April 6th
NVRH rooms 126 and 127

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 Walking the Walk: A Sexual Violence Awareness Exercise Created by the Houston Area Women's Center, Walking the Walk is designed to allow participants to experience the issues and emotions that survivors of sexual violence face each day. Participants become the survivor as they weave their way through the stiffing life events of their character's story. Burke Mountain Room, Lyndon State College
Self Defense for Women
This hands on workshop will be lead by Bill O'Hare, a 30 year police veteran and Defensive Tactics
Instructor. Mr. O'Hare has studied martial arts for most of his life and created Northeast Self Defense
Systems to provide a practical, easy to learn system of self defense for women who do not have unlimited
time to study complicated martial arts forms. The techniques are simple and easy to learn and work in real
life situations. A strong focus is place on "Weapons of opportunity" and "Targets of Opportunity" to
provide women with a strong sense of confidence and empowerment. Donations encouraged. Please call
Umbrella to pre-register.

Lyndon State College, LAC-341
Walking the Walk: A Sexual Violence Awareness Exercise Please see description above. Lyndon State College, LAC-341
Joyful Sexuality Workshop The purpose of this workshop is to encourage a shift in the cultural norm toward joyful and healthy sexuality by creating opportunities for individuals and communities to explore, reclaim, and discover a deeper and more expansive understanding of how sexuality informs our humanity. Toward this end, we will promote a sense of joyful and healthy sexuality as a critical step toward ending sexual violence. Hardwick- 472.6463 or [email protected] Memorial Park, Hardwick
Red Flag Ceremony In remembrance of all victims and survivors of sexual violence, come and speak out, read poetry or bring music. All are welcome. 10am- 2 pm The United Church of Christ, Main Street, Hardwick
Annual Wellness Day Join us for the weekly community luncheon! Chair massages, mini-reiki sessions by Ellen Stone, Ladies First, health screenings by Copley Hospital, Riverside Fitness Drawing for $50 gift certificate. Stop in anytime and enjoy these activities. Donations Accepted. AWARE office, 88 High Street, Hardwick

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 Survivors of Incest (SIA) 12- Step Support Group Call for information: 472.6463 Clarina Howard Nichols Center Morrisville- 888.2584 or visit Union Bank Gazebo in Morrisville
"Flagging Sexual Violence" March March with the red flags and then help place in the ground for the month of April. There will be information and statistics at the gazebo to accompany the flag display.
April 16- May 2
Clarina Howard Nichols Center
Free Domestic and Sexual Violence Volunteer Training Union Bank Gazebo in Morrisville
Also- Keep your eyes open for the new Clarina Howard Nichols Center banner in town! Women's Rape Crisis Center Burlington – 863.8449 or visit 8am - 4 pm UVM Campus
Dismantling Rape Conference This conference will uncover various aspects and systems of our society that perpetrate and maintain oppression which sustains rape culture. Attendees will leave with a greater awareness of how our campus and greater societal culture supports violence, as well as a better understanding of how we have the power and responsibility to transform it. Open to UVM and greater Burlington Community, please RSVP. Contact Dana Kaplan 656-2925 for more info. Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23
April 25th

5:30 Rally
UVM Billings Hall
Take Back the Night 6:00 March on the streets of downtown Burlington 7:00 Speak out @ Contois Auditorium in Burlington City Hall Listen to our keynote speaker rally us in our efforts to fight against sexual violence. Honor the victims in our community who did not survive their violence as we walk down the candle lit sidewalks of Main Street. Bare witness to songs, poems, and courageous stories at our open mic speakout. Come for support, build a community, break the silence! Contact Elle Petcavage 864-0555 for more info.
April 28th
Nectars, downtown Burlington
The Safety Dance Benefit Concert Join us for a night of local music in celebration of safety in our community. Hours of great music at one of Burlington's most jumpin' downtown spots. All proceeds go to help put on programming and outreach events in April to raise awareness and honor survivors of violence. Don't miss it! Contact Sarah Mell 288-8427 for more info.
April 29th

10 am Registration Oakledge Park Pavilion, Burlington
Run Against Rape 11 am Run beginning and ending at Oakledge Park Sprint into Spring! Bring your family, friends, work-out buddies and pets for a fun 5K run/walk through Burlington in the spring time! Participants collect pledges, with all proceeds going directly to SafeSpace's programs and services to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning survivors of partner abuse, sexual violence, and hate crimes. Contact Eliza 863-003 for more info. Sexual Assault Crisis Team Barre- 476.1388 for more information Call for time
Barre City Park
Red Flag Display Come help place our 228 flags in the Barre City Park. SACT is again this year sending all Washington County law enforcement teal magnets to put on their cruisers/patrol units. Keep your eyes open for them, and if you are interested in a teal magnet for your car- contact SACT. Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 Randolph- 728.5647 or
Mondays in April
Randolph, Bradford, South Royalton, Thetford and Williamstown.
Red Flag Display When you see the flags, ask yourself: How many more?
Posters Available
We have a series of posters available, focusing on the role of parents educating their son or daughter,
bearing the tagline,"Help her/him. Help her/him with her/his homework. Help Her/him feel good about
her/himself. Help her/him understand consent and respect. Talk about sexual violence before it happens."
Please let us know if you would like copies, and we would be glad to provide them.
Middlebury- 388-9180 or [email protected] April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and the Addison County Domestic Violence Task Force is sponsoring
various awareness activities throughout the community. Please watch for informational displays in your
community. Anyone interested in creating a display is encouraged to call 388-9180 for information and materials.
Middlebury College will also be hosting the following free public events throughout the month:

April 2

12:15 p.m.
Chellis House
"Antigone: Tragic Heroine for Philosophers and Feminist Theorists" "Life of the Mind" series, lecture by Martha Woodruff, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Middlebury College For many Europeans, Sophocles' Antigone was "a work of art nearer to perfection than any other produced by the human spirit." Major modern philosophers, especially Hegel and Kierkegaard, praise the play for enacting the perennial conflict between polis and oikos, the masculine public sphere and the feminine domestic sphere. Leading feminist scholars, including Judith Butler and Luce Irigaray, have emphasized Antigone as a courageous woman, an outsider who dares to defy man-made laws. This talk will focus on Martin Heidegger's reading of Antigone by investigating what connects the play's vision of the wondrous, strange powers of humanity with the remarkable "otherness" of Antigone as a woman excluded from citizenship. It will highlight connections between the ways that philosophers and feminists have interpreted Antigone. Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 12:15 p.m.
Chellis House
"More than an Ally: Children of LGBTQ Parents"
Student talk by Christine Bachman ('09), member of the board of directors of COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and
Gays Everywhere)

April 25
12:15 p.m.
Chellis House
"Plastic: A Theory of the Material World" "Life of the Mind" Series lecture by Laurie Essig, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Middlebury College Rutland County Women's Network and Shelter Rutland- 775.6788 for more information On Woodstock Ave near McDonald's
Red Flag Display Five Elements Salon
3rd Annual Body & Soul Fundraiser Appetizers, wine and punch. massage, reflexology, reiki, pedicure, manicure and more. $30 to sample all services at Five Elements. Women's Information Services (WISE) Northeast Windsor County, VT and Lebanon, NH - 603.448.5922
Friday nights in April
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium G
Sexual Violence Awareness Month Film Series Every Films include: The Color Purple, Capturing the Friedmans, Things Behind the Sun, and North Country. All film showings are free and open to the public with snacks and discussion. WISE will also sponsor a public awareness display at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center regarding sexual assault and resources for survivors in the community. These events are co-sponsored by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Domestic & Sexual Violence Task Force. Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 802-223-1302 x 23 Putting the Pieces Together A Mosaic Workshop for those impacted by sexual violence in the Upper Valley. For details, contact Abby @ WISE. 1-866-348-WISE. Women's Crisis Center Brattleboro- 257.7364 for more information Town Common.
Take Back the Night March Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE) Bennington- 442.2370 for more information Happenings at Southern Vermont College: Panel discussion for students and faculty about sexual assault Hilary Batchelor, PAVE's Education Director, will facilitate the event. The panel will include PAVE advocates, a SANE nurse, and Bennington Police's sexual crimes' investigator. High-school students interning with Hilary will help with role play. Screening of "Tough Guise" and "War Zones" Followed by discussion Red Flag Display on campus and off! locations/ dates TBA


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