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April Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month Social Media Events 2021

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Tuesdays in April 2021, Teal Tuesday: Show your support by wearing teal on Tuesdays. Take a picture of yourself all dressed in teal and share it on your favorite social media platform and tag The Women’s Community.


Child Abuse Prevention Coloring Activity: The Child Advocacy Center of North Central WI, Marathon County Citizen Review Panel, Marathon County Department of Social Services, and The Women’s Community are teaming up to prevent child abuse in Marathon County.  Third graders from a variety of school districts in Marathon County and third graders from Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be participating in a coloring project.  To learn more about ways to prevent child abuse, please contact us at 715-842-5663.


Thursday, April 1st, 2021 Wear Blue Day: Show your support for the essential work needed in our community and across the country to ensure a better, safer future for all children. Take a picture of yourself all dressed in blue and share it on your favorite social media platform using the #WearBlueDay2021.


Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 Start by Believing Day: On this day we gather to end the silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault. We Start by Believing. Please join us on social media for information about how you can show support for survivors.  The next step is to speak out.  We invite you to sign a petition to support a victim centered response and show support for victims of sexual assault. To sign a national petition – https://www.startbybelieving.org/call-to-action/

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:30pm Virtual Town Hall Meeting:  Sexual Violence on the Local Level: Meet members of the Marathon County Sexual Assault Response Team and learn about the roles of each team member, what protocols are in place to respond to victims, and what resources are available.   Team members include disciplines from law enforcement including the Victim Resource Unit, Marathon County District Attorney’s Office, and Marathon County Victim Witness, forensic nursing, the Department of Corrections and advocacy.  The Town Hall Meeting will be moderated by special guest Mayor Katie Rosenberg.  To receive the Zoom link please email Jessica@womenscommunity.org


Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 6:30pm – Virtual Community Wide Book Reading: Join us in reading the New York Times bestseller, ‘Not That Bad’:  Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay. Copies are available at Janke Bookstore, downtown Wausau. Join us for a live virtual discussion over Zoom.  To receive the Zoom Link, please email Jessica@womenscommunity.org


Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, Denim Day: A symbolic gesture –Denim Day is an international protest responding to the Italian Supreme Court’s overruling of a rape conviction in 1999. Although the assailant had been found guilty at trial, the Supreme Court argued that because jeans are difficult to remove, the assailant couldn’t have done so without the victim’s help. Sounds outrageous, yet all over the world, women and men who are victims of sexual assault continue to be disbelieved and accused of causing the assault due to their behavior… or fashion sense. Everyone is invited to wear denim no matter where you are, even working remotely from home! We encourage you to wear jeans on this day in support of survivors and bringing awareness to the issue. Post your photo to our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram! #denimday2021

For more information or how to make a donation to support survivors please visit our website at womenscommunity.org/ways-to-help/donate/


April 1 @ 8:00 am
April 30 @ 5:00 pm