Events Calendar

UPCOMING CRISIS CENTER EVENTS

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

Each year, The Crisis Center actively participates with our community in events to help promote Sexual Assault Awareness throughout April. Our calendar of events for April is filled with opportunities to help spread the message that we stand for our survivors and will work continually to help change the culture that promotes and normalizes unsafe behaviors. We hope you'll consider joining us for this amazing month of building awareness, fighting stigma and organizing as a safe, strong community. 

Tuesday, April 4

National SAAM Day of Action

Wounded Hearts Project – Each year, we invite survivors to participate in this powerful creative workshop to help express trauma associated with sexual assault through an empowered and safe environment. The project uses the space of a heart shaped piece of wood where the survivor can paint or draw to express their experience. This activity is a Crisis Center favorite for many years, now. This night’s will be open to Crisis Center Clients, only.

Training Session I - St. Clair Correctional - Our Rape Response staff regularly provides training to help prevent and respond to instances of sexual assault in correctional facilities. These trainings help teach corrections officers how to respond when an inmate has experienced an assault and how to identify signs that someone may be experiencing sexual violence. The training also helps inmates learn how to be empowered bystanders as well as what services are available to them from the Crisis Center in instances of sexual assault. 

Thursday, April 6

Strength, Resilience & Justice - A Recognition Ceremony Honoring Victims of Crime and Seekers of Justice

In partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern Alabama District, One Place Family Justice Center presents “Strength, Resilience & Justice - A Recognition Ceremony Honoring Victims of Crime and Seekers of Justice.” This recognition ceremony is a part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and will feature award presentations for crime victims who have modeled the way for fellow crime victims with their acts of courage, as well as recognition of other members of the community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in fighting for crime victims’ rights. 

The keynote address will be provided by Meg Garvin, J.D., the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School.  Ms. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights, and has testified before Congress, state legislatures, and the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military. In 2014, she was appointed to the Victims Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission and during 2013-2014 she served on the Victim Services Subcommittee of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crime Panel of the U.S. Department of Defense.

8:30 AM in the Diamonds Direct Ballroom at Regions Field. 
Free event parking is available at the corner of 3rd Ave and 14th St South.

Vigil for Victims and Survivors - A vigil will be held to remember victims of crime and survivors of domestic and sexual violence for residents of Blount County, Alabama. The vigil is open to the public. 

5 PM in the Court House in downtown Oneonta, AL

Friday, April 7

Army Reserve S.A.R.T. Training

Monday, April 10

Wounded Hearts Project – Each year, we invite survivors to participate in this powerful creative workshop to help express trauma associated with sexual assault through an empowered and safe environment. The project uses the space of a heart shaped piece of wood where the survivor can paint or draw to express their experience. This activity is a Crisis Center favorite for many years, now. In cooperation with our partners at UAB. Food and refreshments provided.

6 PM – 8 PM in UAB’s Blount Hall.

Tuesday, April 11

Training Session II – St. Clair Correctional - Our Rape Response staff regularly provides training to help prevent and respond to instances of sexual assault in correctional facilities. These trainings help teach corrections officers how to respond when an inmate has experienced an assault and how to identify signs that someone may be experiencing sexual violence. The training also helps inmates learn how to be empowered bystanders as well as what services are available to them from the Crisis Center in instances of sexual assault.

Screening – Audrie & Daisy - AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa), AUDRIE & DAISY — which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival — takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control. A panel discussion will follow.

6 PM – UAB Alumni Auditorium

Thursday, April 13

Take Back The Night - Take Back the Night is an international event with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. Hundreds of events are held in over 30 countries annually. Events often include marches, rallies and vigils intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual, relationship, and domestic violence. This event is a joint partnership between The Crisis Center, Samford, Birmingham Southern and UAB.

6 PM – UAB Blazer Hall Resource Life Center

Monday, April 17

Wounded Hearts Project – Each year, we invite survivors to participate in this powerful creative workshop to help express trauma associated with sexual assault through an empowered and safe environment. The project uses the space of a heart shaped piece of wood where the survivor can paint or draw to express their experience. This activity is a Crisis Center favorite for many years, now. This event is open to Rape Response Advocates, S.A.N.E. Nurses and the community. For more information, call Rape Response at 205-323-7273.

6 PM – The Crisis Center

Tuesday, April 18

Samford University Human Sexuality Class Panel Discussion on Sexual Assault

Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 22

International Association of Forensic Nursing Alabama Chapter Forensic Conference https://www.facebook.com/ALIAFNBeachConference/?fref=ts

Orange Beach, Alabama

Saturday, April 22

Crisis Center Volunteer Training – Session I Interested in becoming a Crisis Center volunteer? We kick off our Spring training with this all-day session at the Crisis Center. Prospective volunteers will learn basic crisis counseling skills and explore what it means to provide empathy to a person in crisis. Interested individuals should apply at www.crisiscenterbham.org. Application deadline is April 21.

9 AM – 4 PM at the Crisis Center

Monday, April 24

CCRT Brown Bag Lunch at Gateway

Green Dot Training at Samford

Tuesday, April 25

Advocate and S.A.N.E. Appreciation Day at Rojo – Please join us and drop by ROJO Cantina for a beverage and a bite to eat. Raise a glass to the wonderful people who give their time, love and energy to survivors of sexual assault every day! 10% of sales will go toward helping survivors of sexual assault through our Rape Response and S.A.N.E. program.

5 pm – 10 pm at ROJO Cantina

Thursday, April 27

Alabama Coalition Against Rape Law Enforcement Training at the Crisis Center

Friday, April 28

Voices United - A benefit concert for the Crisis Center's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) program.
Featuring music by Wilder Adkins, Timber, Early James & the Latest and Sarah Gurganus. 

7PM at Desert Island Supply Company

TICKETS

Saturday, April 29

Third Annual Bocce Bash - fundraising and fun for the Michael K. Falligant Scholarship
Our Bocce teams will battle it out to be the Bocce Bash champions and take home the Gold or Silver trophy. Sign up fast because team spot as very limited. This year we'll also feature Giant Jenga and Cornhole to warm up your Bocce-playing arm, to feed your competitive streak if you don't win your bracket, or to entertain you while you wait for your friends to play.

1:30 PM at MAKEbhm

TICKETS

Sunday, April 30

Film Screening - The Hunting Ground
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.

In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.

Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.

Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.

Since the film’s premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies.

4 PM at First United Methodist Church, Birmingham 

Monday, May 1

Kick-off for the 28th Annual Friends Campaign

Monday, June 5

The Todd Parsons Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament
Greystone Golf and Country Club Founders Course

Registration 10:30 AM

TICKETS

Friday, June 30

Grand Prize Friends Drawing - Who will get to drive away in a Mazda Miata this year? We can't wait to find out!