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Beyond “13 Reasons Why”: A Discussion 6/13

Did you watch “13 Reasons Why” and can’t stop thinking about it? Join Rape Victim Advocates and the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center to discuss the show with other teens and young people. Participants will process what it was like to watch the show, explore the...

Speak Your Truth 6/20

Even when your voice shakes. A workshop presented by the Survivor Engagement Committee. We invite all survivors of sexual violence who want to learn about sharing your stories of survival to enact cultural change or further your own healing. Explore spoken, written...

Women’s Support Group 6/6-7/25

This group is for female identified survivors who are dealing with the impact of sexual assault in their lives. This will be a safe, supportive space where survivors can help one another, share ideas, and get new information.  The group will be survivor centered and...

Making Matters 6/13

Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Making Matters welcomes self-exploration, healing, solidarity, community building, and self-care through art making while empowering participants to be in control of their...

40-Hour Confidential Advisor Training 7/10

We can help you ensure your confidential advisor(s) is appropriately trained. To assist area higher education institutions in ensuring compliance with the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) will be offering a 40 hour...

Speak Out Summit

Join this virtual summit centered around sexual assault awareness, prevention and healing. This 5-day summit will feature expert coaches, advocates and spiritual leaders from across the country to educate you on how to have healthy conversations around sexual...

Book Signing at Women & Children First 5/31

Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino, co-authors of the book, We Believe You, will be at Women & Children First bookstore on Wednesday, May 31st starting at 7:00pm. Prior to the book signing will be a training session facilitated by Chicago's Courage Campaign to help...

We Need You Now: Allyship with Sexual Assault Survivors 5/16

Join RVA as we participate in #OnTheTable2017 to discuss what we can do to better support sexual assault survivors in our community. How do we respond to victims? What do survivors need from us? What does prevention and fighting rape culture look like?   Spend an hour...

Making Matters 5/16

Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Making Matters welcomes self-exploration, healing, solidarity, community building, and self-care through art making while empowering participants to be in control of their...

Songs of Survival at The Awakenings Foundation 5/11

The Awakenings Foundation is proud to present their THIRD installment of Songs of Survival – an hour long program of multi-media performances by survivor artists at their gallery space in Ravenswood. Please join to witness, support and share the healing of survivors...

The Only Way Out is Through: An Open Letter to Survivors

Dear Survivor, First and foremost, I want you to know how incredible you are and how much I love and care about you. Without a shadow of a doubt, I believe you when you say you’ve been harmed, and I’m so sorry that you’ve experienced violence. To say that you have...