April 3rd through 7th - Proclamation Readings Throughout Brazos Valley

April 2nd, 2017 - "One In 5K" - 2:00pm - Texas A&M University
MSC LEAD and SARC invite you to come run or walk against sexual assault on April 2nd at 2:00pm at TAMU Parking Lot 50! Come join us for FREE and run our 5K as we step in and stand up against sexual assault. Sign up for the "One in 5K" is also absolutely, 100% FREE! Everyone can participate! This event is open to the public! For more information, visit the Facebook Event – “One in 5K”!

April 6th, 2017 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month Kickoff
The Sexual Assault Resource Center will be hosting their annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Kickoff event April 6th at Anco Insurance (1111 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan, TX) at 5:30pm. A proclamation marking the official start of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month will be read and there will be other opportunities to help SARC raise awareness of sexual violence in our communities! For more information, please email tcalanog@sarcbv.org or call (979) 731-1000!

April 8th, 2017 - Texas A&M University Baseball “Teal Out” Game
Join our survivors and advocates as we partner with Texas A&M University Athletics in the first “Teal Out” game of 2017 as the Aggies take on the Auburn Tigers on April 8th at 3pm. Survivors will be throwing out the first pitch of the game while student-athletes and advocates collect “Care Package” donations. SARC provides “Care Packages” consisting of toiletry items (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, underwear, scrubs, deodorant, feminine hygiene pads, socks, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc) to all survivors as they arrive at the hospital and complete the Forensic Exams.


April 18th and 19th, 2017 - Every Victim, Every Time Conference
Brazos County Expo Center - This two-day conference provides law enforcement, prosecutors, medical staff, teachers, social service agencies, mental health professionals, and others working with crime victims an opportunity to learn valuable information about victim issues related to the criminal justice system. For more information, please visit Every Victim,Every Time Website.

April 22nd, 2017 - Texas A&M University Softball “Teal Out” Game 
Join our survivors and advocates as we partner with Texas A&M University Athletics in the second “Teal Out” game of 2017 as the Aggies take on the Georgia Bulldogs on April 22nd at 6pm. Survivors will be throwing out the first pitch of the game while student-athletes and advocates collect “Care Package” donations. SARC provides “Care Packages” consisting of toiletry items (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, underwear, scrubs, deodorant, feminine hygiene pads, socks, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc) to all survivors as they arrive at the hospital and complete the Forensic Exams.


April 25th, 2017 - "Shining For Survivors" - 6:00pm - Best Western Premier (Bryan, TX)
We hope you can join us April 25th at the Best Western Premier (1920 Austins Colony Parkway, Bryan, TX) as SARC hosts a night of networking, collaboration, and reflection as our communities come together to let survivors everywhere know they are never alone, and their community will always support them. "Shining For Survivors" is a dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony for survivors, their family members, advocates, and community members across the Brazos Valley. The awards ceremony will consists of community members going above and beyond for survivors and their families - First Responder of the Year, Investigator of the Year, Medical Professional of the Year, and Advocate of the Year! We will hold a Luminaria Ceremony to honor those survivors that are with us that evening, and anyone that has experienced this unimaginable trauma in their life! For more information, please visit http://sarcbrazosvalley.wixsite.com/shiningforsurvivors or call (979) 731-1000.

April 26th, 2017 - Denim Day
Join the Brazos Valley community on Wednesday, April 26th for a nation-wide campaign called Denim Day! “The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans. In this 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 protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault." (www.denimdayinfo.org, 2016) For more information about getting your business, school, or organization involved in this campaign, please contact Tracey Calanog at (979) 731-1000 or email tcalanog@sarcbv.org!