April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Going the Distance - Wear Teal Tuesdays

Events

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month Information Fair - View Event Recap

Teal Tea Awareness Event - View Event Recap

Walk a Lap for a Survivor - View Event Recap

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. 

Teal Tuesdays
Every Tuesday in April 

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

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.

Land & Maritime’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program 

The purpose of the SAPR program is to ensure a workforce that is free of sexual assault through prevention, education, standardized response protocols, victim support and an organizational climate that is committed to the safety and resiliency of its workforce.

What do I do if I think I have been sexually assaulted?

  • Find a safe environment, away from the offender. 
  • Call the SAPR hotline: 1-800-841-0937 or DSN: 392-767-1133 . 
  • Seek emergency medical attention, if necessary.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is intentional sexual contact, characterized by the use of force, threat, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. This includes: rape, nonconsensual sodomy, indecent assault, or any attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship, or age of the victim. Sexual assault is a crime punishable under the UCMJ as well as state and federal laws.

Why call the SARC? 

  • The SARC can help determine if you need to seek medical care for a forensic exam. If you are bleeding, in pain, or notice other injuries, please seek immediate medical care. 
  • Assistance in navigating the military and civilian criminal justice system(s), if the victim desires law enforcement involvement can be provided. 
  • Information and referral for other resources, both on and off base, including: medical, safe housing, counseling, support groups, spiritual support, and legal services.

Remember: a sexual assault is never the victim’s fault. It is never too late to call. Even if the assault happened years ago, the SAPR program can still help. Many victims do not realize that they need help until months or years later.

Annual Awareness Events

Each year, DLA Land and Maritime’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office host an informational fair during lunch in the Operation Center Café.

 

The fair provides information and resources available at the Defense Supply Center Columbus and in the surrounding community for survivors of sexual assault and their advocates.

2019 Going the Distance to Support SAPR

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM), the DLA SAPR program invites all DLA employees, worldwide, to participate in a virtual “Going the Distance to Support SAPR” 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.

Purpose. 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.

This challenge will be going on for the entire month of April.

Progress will be updated on the DLA SAPR website.

  • The MSC, J, or D Code with the most points at the end of the month will be recognized.
  • The Land & Maritime Directorate with the most participation will be awarded the "SAPR’s Top Supporter" award.
  • Individual participants with the most points at the conclusion of the challenge will receive special recognition.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you participate?

 

Begin tracking your physical activity and participation in SAAPM events beginning April 1.

How do we earn points?

  • Wear teal on Tuesday = 300 points 
  • 30 minutes of strength training/exercise/fitness activity = 500 points 
  • Walk/run/swim/cycle 1 mile (2000 steps) = 100 points 
  • Attend/participate in a SAPR event = 100 points 
  • "Like" DefenseMWR on Facebook = 300 points   
  • Wear denim on Denim Day = 300 points 
  • Submit Teal Tuesday and Denim Day photos = 100 points

Enter your points weekly at https://www.defensemwr.com/sapr-vfc

Points are due on: April 8, 15, 22 and May 1

  • April 8 – Enter points earned April 1-7
  • April 15 – Enter points earned April 8-14
  • April 22 – Enter points earned April 15-21
  • May 1- Enter points earned April 22-30

***You must visit the website each Monday and enter your points***

Do you participate as a group or individual?

Individual. Participants are responsible for tracking their individual points weekly on the website provided, https://www.defensemwr.com/sapr-vfc, Your points will be added to your MSC or J/D Code totals.

How do you win?

The MSC with the most points at the end of the month will be announced (the J/D Codes will be counted together). Individual participants with the most points will receive special recognition. POINTS ARE DUE ON: April 8, 15, 22 and May 1

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

 

Associates are encouraged to engage their voice and support sexual assault awareness and prevention by simply wearing teal every Tuesday in April.

 

Teal is the awareness color associated with Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention.

Teal Tea became an annual DLA Land and Maritime event in 2018. Associates join leadership for a unique event that include tea, refreshments and words from a keynote speaker on the topic of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention.


Why a teal tea?

Teal is the awareness color associated with Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention.

A video was created that explains the concept of consent using drinking tea as an analogy for sexual consent

As a part of the MWR 5K series, runners and walkers are invited to register for the DLA Land and Maritime Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month themed 5K.

 

Historically, t-shirts or towels are given to the first group of participants and light refreshments are served at the end of the race.

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. 

News about DLA Land and Maritime's Sexual Assault and Prevention Program

Associates walk-a-lap for survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Defense Supply Center Columbus associates gathered to walk Mission Park in support of survivors of sexual assault during the annual Walk-a-Lap for a Survivor event April 17. Prior to the walk, associates received information on the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program as well as additional resources available. Afterwards, participants took selfies and painted canvas to raise awareness. If you were unable to attend, resources and additional information are available from the DLA Land and Maritime Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at 614-692-8846. For 24/7 response, call 1-800-841-0937.
April 18, 2019 - DSCC associates gathered to walk Mission Park in support of survivors of sexual assault during the annual Walk-a-Lap for a Survivor event April 17.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response hosts second annual Teal Tea
Jeanette Bradley, author and founder of 2nd Chance Ministries, shares her personal story of survival and healing after enduring sexual assault and human trafficking. Bradley was the keynote speaker for Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response second annual Teal Tea event held April 8. Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month activities like Teal Tea provide individuals with an opportunity to discuss sexual assault in a unique way.
April 11, 2019 - A Teal Tea was held as part of the monthly activities to raise awareness for Sexual Assault and Prevention Month.

Information fair kicked off April’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month at DSCC
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office hosted an information fair during lunch in the Operation Center Café April 3. The fair provided information and resources available at the Defense Supply Center Columbus and in the surrounding community for survivors of sexual assault and their advocates. Throughout the month, associates are invited to wear teal on Tuesdays in April to help raise awareness for sexual assault and prevention. Additional awareness activities include a month long, virtual DLA-wide “Going the Distance to Support SAPR” challenge, as well as local events: Teal Tea Awareness April 9, Walk a Lap for a Survivor April 17 and SAAPM 5K April 18.
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DLA does not tolerate Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault. To contact the DLA SAPR 24/7 Hotline call 1-800-841-0937.
April 5, 2019 - DLA Land and Maritime’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office hosted an information fair during lunch in the Operation Center Café April 3. The fair provided information and resources available at DSCC and in the surrounding community for survivors of sexual assault and their advocates.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
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.
March 21, 2019 - DLA Land and Maritime has planned a few events to include Information Fair, Teal Tea Awareness, Walk a Lap for a Survivor and a 5K run/walk.

2nd annual Going the distance to Support SAPR - DLA Enterprise Wide Challenge
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM), the DLA SAPR program invites all DLA employees, worldwide, to participate in a virtual “Going the Distance for SAPR” challenge. Our goal is to get the word out across the DLA enterprise about the SAPR program and resources, but most important, participation will show support for survivors.
March 30, 2018 - In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM), the DLA SAPR program invites all DLA employees, worldwide, to participate in a virtual “Going the Distance for SAPR” 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.