April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

By Dana Thornbury DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

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Going the Distance
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month, the Defense Logistics Agency SAPR program invites all DLA employees, worldwide, to participate in a virtual “Going the Distance to Support SAPR” challenge. The goal is to continue to spread the word across the DLA enterprise about the SAPR program and resources and show support for survivors.
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Events

Teal Tuesdays
Every Tuesday in April 

Engage your voice and support sexual assault awareness and prevention by simply wearing teal every Tuesday in April.

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month Information Fair
Apr. 3  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Building 20 Cardinal Room

Join us at our SAAPM Kick Off to learn more about the month’s events. Participate in activities to gain a better awareness of sexual assault and ways to prevent it. Receive information about resources available at DSCC and in the community.

Teal Tea Awareness Event
Apr. 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Byus Center

Join the leadership and SAPR team for a unique SAAPM event. A guest speaker will present her personal story on human trafficking, how to recognize red flags and sources of support for victims. DLA SAPR resources will be featured and tea and treats will be served. Limited availability, register online. Registration opens April 1.

Walk a Lap for a Survivor
Apr. 17 at 11 a.m.
Mission Park

Join associates in saying to Survivors “it’s not your fault” and “you are not alone” as we Walk a Lap for a Survivor. Increase awareness of victim blaming, how to avoid it and how to support survivors and intervene when appropriate. The walk will end with an opportunity to express your support through art (weather permitting).

SAAPM 5K
Apr. 18 at 4:30 p.m.
MWR Fitness Center

As a part of the MWR 5K series, runners and walkers are invited to register for our SAAPM themed 5K. T-shirts or towels will be given to the first 100 participants and light refreshments will be provided at the end of the race. Check in begins at 4:00 p.m. Register online.

National Denim Day
Apr. 24 
Join us in saying there's no excuse and never an invitation to rape by wearing denim on April 24. Denim Day is a call to action resulting from a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a sexual assault convention was overturned based on the justices belief that the victim's jeans were so tight that she must have helped the attacker remove them, thereby implying consent.  The women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans the next day in solidarity of the victim.  In April 1999, Denim Day was established in the United States. Today, Denim Day is promoted worldwide in response to this case as a protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. 

Going the Distance to Support SAPR
April (all month)
Virtual Challenge

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM), the DLA SAPR program invites all DLA employees, worldwide, to participate in a “Going the Distance to Support SAPR” enterprise wide challenge. Our goal is to continue to spread the word across the DLA enterprise about the SAPR program and resources and show support for survivors. You can participate and earn points by taking part in various physical activities* as well as SAAPM month events. For more information on earning points and how to log them visit the DLA Land and Maritime SAPR webpage.

 


 

Visit the DLA Land and Maritime's Sexual Assault and Prevention webpage for more information.