Kane’s Restaurant, 120 E. Main Street, Grass Valley
Doors Open at 11:30am, Games begin at 1:00pm
For more information call DVSAC at (530) 272-2046
Learn more about the Penny Pitch tradition at
Please register online by July 19th.
Or register at Kane’s the day of the games!
Register teams in groups of 3-6 players.
If you are a single or double player team, do not worry!
We will mix and match the day of the Pitch.
Denim Day is a campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Denim Day is a call to action for all people to come together by wearing denim as a visible sign of protest against sexual violence. By participating in Denim Day this April, you can play a role in the prevention of sexual violence. Every year we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion and on April 24th to wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
Why denim? Denim Day has been internationally celebrated since 1999 in protest of an Italian Supreme Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans.In 1992, an 18-year-old girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor during a driving lesson. He was convicted, but in 1999, the Court overturned the verdict on the premise that “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.”
Women of the Italian Legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. In April 1999, a social service agency in Los Angeles established the first Denim Day in the United States.
DVSAC carries on this tradition. We wear denim to dispel harmful myths about sexual violence and survivors.
We invite your workplace or school to join us! Raise awareness of sexual violence and funds to help survivors by inviting employees to donate $5 to DVSAC for the chance to wear jeans for a day. Or contact us for Denim Day stickers that you can wear any time. All donations raised will fund DVSAC to offer resources to victims and survivors of sexual assault in Nevada County.
Donations can be sent to: DVSAC, PO Box 484, Grass Valley, CA 95945. If you have any questions, contact us at 530.272.2046.
Thank you for your commitment to services for survivors of sexual violence!
When you participate in Denim Day you:
1. Make it possible for more sexual assault survivors to reach out and find help.
2. Promote prevention through education so sexual violence doesn’t occur.
3. Encourage institutional and societal change.
4. Make a powerful statement without ever saying a word.
DVSAC will be hosting a special screening of the movie MissRepresentation at Nevada Union High School. This film explores how media furthers the limiting stereotypes of femininity and masculinity on men and women. This film is meant to inspire and empower you to become engaged in efforts to influence positive change in the way gender is conceived and represented in our culture. This film asks girls and boys alike to think about the effects of the images they see—particularly the ways media affects women and girls’ ability to see themselves as leaders and be seen as leaders by others in society. Visit http://www.missrepresentation.org/ for more information on the movie.
Nevada Union High School- Don Baggett Theatre
11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley CA 7:00-9:30pm $5 suggested donation
(all proceeds benefit DVSAC)
Call (530) 272-2046 for more info.
A special thank you to Soraya E-nuyken for choosing this as her senior project and for all the hard work she has put into making this night happen.
About the Film…
“Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.”
This healing art exhibit is an artistic celebration of healing, honoring survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Using art as a healing tool to aid the transition from Victim to Survivor, decorated spirit collage will be displayed in April representing each survivor’s journey. View these beautiful expressions of the spirit. Support survivors’ healing process and the efforts to end sexual assault in our community.
The art will be on display at the Center for the Arts from April 8th to April 22nd.
The gallery is open Monday through Saturday Noon-5pm.
Art Reception and Celebration
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition is sponsoring this show to bring awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault, its effects on individuals and our community.
Please join us for the art exhibit reception on April 11th. We will have refreshments and entertainment available.
April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and increasing the public’s understanding about sexual violence in our society. It also provides opportunities for the community to be directly involved in supporting victims and survivors, their families, and organizations that provide crisis intervention throughout the year. Go to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month homepage to learn more.
Although DVSAC makes a concerted effort to raise awareness and encourage prevention throughout the year, we hold special events in April to highlight sexual violence as a major issue. Click on any of the events below for more information.
DVSAC is offering its 8-week Crisis Counselor Certification training in Spring 2013.
If you are interested in participating as a volunteer on our crisis line or entering the field of crisis counseling, this class is for you. You can learn valuable communication skills, recognize signs of domestic violence and sexual assault and how to stop the cycle of violence.
Sessions include speakers from:
Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services
District Attorney’s Office
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Victim Witness Center
Child Advocates of Nevada County
Sierra Nevada Children’s Services
REACH Family Counseling
Call us now, as space is limited.
Please contact Sheri Meckler at
530-272-2046 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve your spot.
Orientation will be held April 2, 2013
6-7:30pm at the DVSAC office:
960 McCourtney Rd, Suite #E, Grass Valley
Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights 6-9pm
Cost is $35 for educational materials. Training satisfies the required training mandated by the state
to work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY.
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION.
ONE BILLION RISING IS: A global strike An invitation to dance A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given A new time and a new way of being