“Flip Tarrant Teal” April 6, 2021
FORT WORTH, Texas – March 23, 2021– To carry consciousness to Sexual Assault Neighborhood Motion Day on April sixth and all through April, The Ladies’s Middle of Tarrant County (The Ladies’s Middle) is promoting teal t-shirts for $25 throughout its Victory Over Violence – Hope Begins Right here marketing campaign. April is Sexual Assault Consciousness Month and Baby Abuse Prevention Month.
To kick off the marketing campaign, on April sixth at 10 a.m., the nonprofit group will tackle the Tarrant County Commissioners Court docket and can obtain a proclamation declaring the day “Flip Tarrant Teal” Day (Tarrant County Administration Constructing, 100 E. Weatherford Road, Suite 502A, Fort Price, Texas 76196).
The Ladies’s Middle encourages the neighborhood to put on their teal t-shirts on April sixth and all through the month to boost consciousness about problems with sexual violence, in addition to to assist survivors of rape, little one sexual abuse and intimate companion violence. Supporters are additionally invited to put on their teal t-shirts for Denim Day on April twenty eighth.
April Occasions For Sexual Assault Consciousness
Through the month of April, The Ladies’s Middle can also be partnering with native universities—together with TCU, UTA, TCC and UNTHSC—throughout on-campus occasions to coach college students, college and the neighborhood about sexual and relationship violence prevention.
Confirmed occasions embrace participation with TCU’s “Take Again the Evening” program, which raises consciousness about sexual violence on school campuses. On the primary Tuesday of April, The Ladies’s Middle will take part in Teal Speak Tuesdays offered by UT Arlington. Extra occasions embrace TCC Southeast’s Sexual Assault Consciousness Presentation with the Household Empowerment Middle, in addition to shows with DASHH (Medicine, Alcohol, Intercourse, Harassment, and Hazing) Prevention Squad.
Funds raised from teal t-shirt purchases and donations to The Ladies’s Middle assist present continuum of take care of the greater than 100,000 ladies, males and youngsters served within the Rape Disaster and Sufferer Companies Program. By way of this program, survivors obtain the instruments wanted to heal from the devastating results of violence, kids and teenagers learn to cut back their threat of abuse, and the neighborhood is empowered to forestall and reply to interpersonal violence by schooling and coaching.
Go to https://www.womenscentertc.org/victory-over-violence-hope-starts-here-campaign/ to buy a t-shirt or make a donation to the group.
The Ladies’s Middle hopes to boost consciousness on these startling statistics:
- Each 73 seconds, somebody in America is sexually assaulted (RAINN.org).
- Practically one in three Texans will expertise sexual assault of their lifetime, with ladies being twice as prone to be victimized as males.
- One in 4 ladies and one in six boys expertise some type of sexual abuse earlier than their 18th birthday.
- Eight out of ten rapes are dedicated by somebody identified to the sufferer (RAINN.org).
Laura Hilgart, The Ladies’s Middle’s President and CEO, stated, “Baby and grownup victims of interpersonal violence, already weak and traumatized, have been made much more so by the COVID -19 pandemic. The Ladies’s Middle is making ready to see a rise in victims seeking companies, as many have been trapped in unsafe conditions and will have skilled extra excessive ranges of violence. Since we’re unable to have our Victory Over Violence Stroll/Run, we’d like the neighborhood’s assist to boost crucial funds to maintain our work—work that stops violence and helps survivors heal.”
About The Ladies’s Middle:
Established in 1979, The Ladies’s Middle addresses important issues of violence, disaster, and poverty skilled by ladies and households in Tarrant County. The founders of The Middle created a spot of transformation that has served a whole bunch of hundreds of girls, males, and youngsters over the previous 40 years. This has been made potential by the dedication of skilled workers, beneficiant donors, devoted volunteers, a passionate concerned board of administrators, and neighborhood partnerships. The mission of The Ladies’s Middle is to encourage and empower ladies, males, and youngsters to beat violence, disaster, and poverty. For extra details about The Ladies’s Middle, please go to https://www.womenscentertc.org, or name 817.927.4040.