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February is Black History Month
Black History Month (and every month) is an opportunity to have honest education and reflection about the many Black people who were integral to our history and culture.
At RESTORE, we are in the process of critically examining our own history, and the history of the movement for survivors of sexual violence in the United States.
Many times, these survivors, advocates and activists were ignored or minimized by those writing history, both because of rape culture and because they were Black women. We use this space to uplift some of these legendary women, and highlight some of their accomplishments and legacies.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual national spotlight on the issue of sexual violence and programs which support survivors and loved ones. RESTORE since 2014 has hosted a region-wide ‘SAAM’ campaign to raise awareness about how sexual violence impacts the communities we serve, and the places folks can turn to for help. Using multiple different components, RESTORE engages with a variety of audiences throughout the month via social media, displays of statistics, special events, and boxes to collect words of support for survivors. RESTORE uses direction from the national ‘SAAM’ campaign out of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center as well as in-house ideas and events.
Countdown to SAAM
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, each October, is an annual national spotlight on the issue of domestic violence and the programs which support survivors and loved ones. Since 2014, RESTORE has hosted a county wide “DVAM" campaign to raise awareness about how domestic violence impacts the communities we service, and the places folks can turn to for help. RESTORE engages with a variety of audiences throughout the month via social media, flag displays of statistics and special events. In February of 2015, RESTORE launched the Domestic Violence Project in Wyoming County in partnership with the Department of Social Services which allows RESTORE to provide direct support to those impacted by domestic violence in Wyoming County.