Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Reflections on the SAPAC Speak Out

The language we use to describe the way we feel is important. So at this year's 26th annual SAPAC Speak Out event, we asked attendees to choose one word that described how they felt at the close of the event.  These are some of the words we came up with!

Image of Words to describe Speak Out

SAPAC Hosts 25th Annual Speak Out

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center hosted the 25th Annual Speak Out in the ballroom of the Michigan League.  Speak Out, which has been a SAPAC tradition since its inception, aims to end the silence surrounding sexual violence and remove stigma about these experiences.  It provides a safe space for survivors to speak about their experiences regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking.  Speak Out is open to everyone, and following the event was a debrief at the SAPAC office where people were wel

A picture from SAPAC's Annual Speak Out

Survivor Empowerment & Ally Support

The Survivor Empowerment & Ally Support volunteers focus on tertiary prevention education through interactive workshops, tabling and events on self-care and wellbeing to promote awareness, empathy, and understanding for the survivor experience, voice, and common reactions, as well as how to be supportive of survivors of sexual violence


Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is an event honoring the experiences of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, incest or child sexual abuse. It targets violence related to sexual orientation, and victims who have died as a result of sexual violence. The words of survivors and their supporters are displayed on t-shirts that they have created. Each year, the NPAs host a t-shirt painting event for survivors and their supporters.


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