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Finding Our Voices is a non-profit organization in Colorado Springs that sponsors an art exhibit each April. The event showcases artistic expressions of survivors of sexual abuse and their allies. Artists are invited to exhibit in the annual April FOV Art Show for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finding Our Voices to Rally with CCASA

The Capitol Rally, April 5, 2011

The Capitol Rally takes place on the west steps of the capitol building in Denver each year on the National Day of Action to End Sexual Violence. This event allows CCASA member agencies, partners and community members to come together to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, to honor survivors in our state, and to thank legislators who have worked to improve our laws. The agenda will include survivor speakers, awards ceremony, and performance skits by a teen theater group. Food carts will be in the area so you can get lunch and join us for the rally!

Contact Alexa at outreach@ccasa.org.  Volunteers will be meeting at the CCASA office ahead of time to walk over to the capitol and set-up for the Rally.  Help is also appreciated from those who can stay to help with clean-up.
A great way to make the Capitol Rally significant in your community is to highlight the Governor's Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation on this day, acknowledging the connection between the Capitol Rally, your community's event, and April 5th being the SAAM National Day of Action. Contact the media, utilizing CCASA's SAAM Media Kit. Let the media know that citizens across the state are united to eliminate sexual violence.

The Capitol Rally will feature the 2011 Governor's Proclamation, survivor speakers, awards ceremony, and artistic performances.  The awards ceremony will honor:
  • Representative Gardner from the 21st District andSenator Morse from the 11th District in recognition of their work to sponsor HB 1138, the bill to reauthorize the Sex Offender Management Board, and advance rights for victims and accountability of offenders.
  • Terri Livermore, Sexual Assault Response Project Coordinator at the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice for her outstanding work in support of survivors of sexual violence through the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's 2011 Visionary Voice Award for the state of Colorado.
The Rally will also feature Performance Theater from The SAVA Center's play, "Until Someone Wakes Up."  Through the performances, Colorado high school students use comedy, drama, and satire to explore the issues surrounding sexual violence, gender role socialization, and healing. 
Street Eats @ Capitol

Street Eats for cart will be
on-site to offer freshly made fare to rally participants during the lunch hour.

This event is sponsored by the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), Rape Assistance and Awareness program (RAAP), Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center (SAVA), Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA), and Our Sister's Keeper. 

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Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
1120 Lincoln St., Suite 700
Denver, CO  80203

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