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2022 Events

Tuesday, April 26th: Pathfinders Night of Healing

Join pathfinders and community partners for an outdoor event honoring and empowering youth survivors of sexual violence.

Tuesday, April 26th from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. | 4200 N Holton St, Milwaukee

2021 Events

All Month Long: Social Media Challenge

For more information check out the Facebook Event.

Saturday, March 27: The Black Trans Visibility Celebration March/Block Party

This march is being organized by Elle Halo (Denim Day 2021 co-chair), Ladi London and other Black Trans Womxn in Milwaukee, WI. Find more information for this event and other Black Trans Visibility Celebration Week events here

Saturday, March 27: TeamTeal365 Pop Up Shop

Stop by Sherman Phoenix between 12:00pm-3:00pm for some TeamTeal365 Merch like bracelets, key chains, and more! It’s a great way to stock up for Paint the City Teal Day!

Friday, April 2: Paint the City Teal Day!

Raise awareness about sexual assault, promote sexual assault prevention and create safer communities! This day has been made official through a Proclamation by the Mayor!

Wednesday, April 7: Virtual Film Screening

From 6pm-9pm on the 7th you can join a free screening of the film Indian Horse, with a panel discussion to follow. An adaptation of Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese’s award‐winning novel, this moving and important drama sheds light on the dark history of Indigenous boarding schools. Panelists include UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, HIR Wellness Institute, Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, and St. Croix Valley SART. Discussion facilitated by Embrace. Registration is required. Please send an email to angela@embracewi.org to register by April 5th.

Wednesdays in April: Conference Series


Thursday, April 8: Live SAAM event (Spanish Only)

Acompañanos este jueves 8 de abril con Todo Postres LLC para hablar acerca del Mes de la Concientización Sobre la Agresión Sexual (#SAAM). https://www.facebook.com/TodoPostresOfficial

Saturday, April 10: SAAM Event

Throughout April: UW-Milwaukee Events

More information on each of these events can be found here.

Thursday, April 15: Tough Love

Join the Microsoft Teams event here.

Tuesday, April 20: Qoya: My Body, My Right

This is a virtual event taking place on Tuesday, April 20th from 1:00pm-2:30pm. What would a world without rape and sexual assault look like? What would a healthy relationship with sex and consent feel like in your body? What would it feel like if the trauma caused by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, misogyny, and sexual discrimination were dismantled? What if we instead cultivated spaces for body positivity and healthy communication around consent? Together, let’s reclaim and heal a society overwhelmed by toxic images and representations of sex… one body at a time. You’re invited to dance you relationship with My Body, My right. This class is open to all genders. To register please email victimadvocacy@uwm.edu.

More information about the event can be found here.

Tuesday, April 27: UWM SAAM Book Club

Group discussion takes place from 3pm-4:30pm on the 27th via Microsoft Teams. Email victimadvocacy@uwm.edu to sign up.

Wednesday, April 28: EmPower Luncheon (Denim Day)

Join the Waukesha Women’s Center at their annual Denim Day EmPower Luncheon featuring Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. This is a virtual event taking place via zoom from 11:30am-1:30pm. Individual tickets are $50. The EmPower Luncheon honors the courageous voices of survivors, those who advocate for survivors, and those who speak out to effect change. For more information click here.

Wednesday, April 28: Denim Day Panel Discussion

Join HIR Wellness Institute for a panel discussion for Denim Day on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women/People, April 28th at 1:oopm CST. Hear from Indigenous voices around grassroots movements, social justice action, current initiatives to make May 5th MMIW/P Day in Wisconsin, and ways to practice self-healing and empower these movements through community and collective care. We will have thoughtful conversations from our guest speakers: Justine Rufus, Skye Alloway, who are the co-chairs for the MMIW State Taskforce, Dr. Jeneile Luebke an Indigenous researcher around Intimate Partner Violence and the intersectionality of MMIW issues, and our HIR Wellness Team of advocates and providers who serve Native Women and survivors and their families impacted by Sexual violence, sex trafficking, and families of MMIW. If you have any questions please reach out to Jamie Kellicut, Community Engagement & Indigenous Affairs Director at JKellicut@hirwellness.org.


Thursday, April 29: Diverse & Resilient Queerantine

Join us for our panel discussion about ethnical and consensual polyamorous relationships. Nick Ross, anti-violence advocate, will be facilitating this conversation with a panel of Queer and Trans folks. We are queering Sexual Assault Awareness month by diving into a frank discussion about ethical polyamory, consent, and boundaries in poly relationships. Nonmonogamy is never an excuse to cause harm or cross boundaries. How do we navigate these relations while establishing and maintaining our boundaries, always checking for consent, and loving ourselves and each other? We learn about ourselves from sharing community with each other, so join us! FB Event page: https://fb.me/e/hs7LFbjDe

Friday, April 30:
Denim, Diamonds & Pearls Sexual Violence Awareness Event

Denim, Diamonds & Pearls is a virtual Sexual Violence awareness event where parents, youth and community members join us for the opportunity to uplift the work of Denim Day youth ambassadors, engage in critical dialogue around sexual violence and offer pearls of wisdom. “Denim” represents awareness, “Diamonds” represent education and “Pearls” represents the wisdom that we share based on what we’ve experienced. We are excited to honor the contributions made to sexual assault awareness throughout the city and hear from youth about the sexual assault awareness activities they participated in. Attendees are encouraged to wear denim & white, accessorize in bling & pearls and/or wear your Denim, Diamonds & Pearls t-shirt and post a message that support the educational, awareness and wisdom of survivors. More information here.

Join Us!