Rockin’ Karaoke: The P.O.W.E.R. to Sing

Rockin’ Karaoke: “The P.O.W.E.R. to Sing”
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 10 pm-2 am

Casa Cantina
W State St, Athens, Ohio
$2 for 21+; $3 for under 21

Benefit for P.O.W.E.R. and the Sexual Assault Prevention Program of Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling. Best Karaoke tunes in town!!!

POWER (Promoting Ohio University Wellness, Education and Responsibility) is a nonprofit student organization of peer educators who address health and lifestyle issues facing college students.

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program is dedicated to educating communities in Athens, Hocking, and Vinton Counties about sexual assault and sexual prevention. The program provides educational workshops for middle school, high school, and college students. The program also educates community members about sexual assault, how to spot and stop sexual assault within the community, and where to go for help.

Contact: saprevention -at- gmail.com

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Rape Defense Course

Rape Defense Course
Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2-5 PM

Athens Community Center
701 E. State St, Athens, Ohio
$35 ea, or bring a friend $25 ea.

Learn how to defend yourself against attackers using streetwise methods. Experienced, knowledgeable teachers.

Contact: Deane Wagner 740-962-2484

Take Back the Night Rally

Take Back the Night Rally & Vigil
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 7 pm
(Rain or Shine)
Terry O’Brien Shelter, Victory Park
Pickerington, Ohio

download flyerMen, women, and children are invited to gather for a rally and candlelight vigil in downtown Pickerington for the second local “Take Back the Night”celebration. Sign interpreters will be available for the event.

Activities for the evening will include speakers, a candlelight march, music, and dramatic readings. Speakers will include Sheriff Dave Phalen, Pickerington Police Chief Michael Taylor, Franklin County Prosecutor’s Victim Advocate Amber Howell, Becky Saunders, Brenda Layman, and others who will discuss the local problems of violence, share readings of strength and empowerment, and give insights and ideas for empowerment.

Immediately following the program, a special candlelight procession will move through the town square to symbolically take back the night in which women and children are afraid to walk. The purpose is to honor the
memory of victims and the spirit of survivors by raising awareness. The public is invited to participate. This event is a collaborative effort between women’s studies alumni and community volunteers.

Take Back the Night began in New York City in 1973 as an effort to break the silence that enables violence to continue. Violence has become a part of our daily existence, touching every generation, race, and social stratum. By bringing women together, it enables women to empower one another through shared experiences instead of remaining isolated and powerless. “We take back the night to begin a new day,” says one organizer.

Contact: 740-536-7324 OR 614-736-6545 (Pam Kaylor)

Self Defense for Women

Self Defense for Women with Cheryl Cesta
Wednesday, October 17 & Thursday, October 25, 2007, 8-10 pm

Women’s Center, 403 Baker Center,
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
FREE

download flyerTwo sessions for women, only 15 slots in each, so sign up quickly. Taught by local well-respected instructor Cheryl Cesta. Learn verbal skills, assertiveness, physical techniques!

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program is dedicated to educating communities in Athens, Hocking, and Vinton Counties about sexual assault and sexual prevention. The program provides educational workshops for middle school, high school, and college students. The program also educates community members about sexual assault, how to spot and stop sexual assault within the community, and where to go for help.

Contact: Lindsey Daniels at saprevention -at- gmail.com or 740.592.4337 to sign up.

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Hip Hop Shop Concert for RAINN Day 2007

Hip Hop Shop Concert for RAINN Day 2007
Thursday September 27, 2007, 10 pm-2 am

Jackie O’s ,W Union St, Athens, Ohio
Donation at door

top_01.jpgFeaturing Hip Hop Shop artists DsyFunktional Family, Doxcity, and D Jones.

RAINN Day is RAINN’s annual campaign that encourages volunteers to raise awareness about sexual assault on campuses across the country. RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. It operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. One of “America’s 100 Best Charities” (Worth magazine)

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program is dedicated to educating communities in Athens, Hocking, and Vinton Counties about sexual assault and sexual prevention. The program provides educational workshops for middle school, high school, and college students. The program also educates community members about sexual assault, how to spot and stop sexual assault within the community, and where to go for help.

More:Homegrown hip-hop artists leave their mark on community,” Athens News, August 13, 2007

Sponsors: the Sexual Assault Awareness Program of Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services with special thanks to the Ohio University Health Promotion Department, POWER, OU’s Hip Hop Congress chapter, and OU’s Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) chapter.

Contact: Lindsey Daniels at saprevention -at- gmail.com 740.592.4337

Facebook Members: Sexual Assault Prevention group & event page

Name Burning & Closing the Labyrinth Ceremony

Name Burning & Closing the Labyrinth Ceremony
Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 7-9 PM
Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium West Portico, College Green
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Culmination of the Labyrinth of Light. September is Sexual Assault Awareness Month @ OU.

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Contact: childrea -at- ohio.edu

The Labyrinth of Light

The Labyrinth of Light
Monday, September 25, thru Wednesday, September 27, 2007, 9 PM

Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium West Portico, College Green
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

The labyrinth is open all day, but lit up only 8 PM-Midnight on 9/24 & 25; open thru the Name Burning & Closing the Labyrinth Ceremony  on Wednesday. Walk through or just view this meditative Labyrinth of Light. September is Sexual Assault Awareness Month @ OU.

“The Labyrinth of Light is a maze with one entrance and a circular path to the center. The labyrinth symbolizes the power of hope, Childress said. The maze is meant to educate visitors about the emotional journey of sexual assault survival.” (The Post 9/18/2007)

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Contact: childrea -at- ohio.edu