RVA News and Events
Interim Executive Director, Sarah Layden, spoke with CBS 2’s Jim Williams on the assault of a 15-year-old that was broadcast on Facebook Live. Continue reading “RVA Interviewed by CBS 2 Chicago” »
Sexual intimacy, including trust, closeness, sensuality and eroticism, can be complicated by past experiences of sexual violence.
Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Reclaiming Intimacy After Sexual Assault 4/25” »
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS TO HELP IMPROVE POLICE RESPONSE
Central Counselor & Art Therapist, Jordan Ferranto, was interviewed by Medill Reports Chicago: Continue reading “RVA Featured in Medill Reports Chicago” »
An open mic night featuring poets and artists who are resisting rape culture and amplifying stories of survival!
Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Breaking the Silence 4/20” »
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 3/21” »
RVA will be participating in the International Women’s Strike on March 8th. As an organization, we stand for gender justice, economic justice, and racial justice. Continue reading “International Women’s Strike 3/8” »
Hosted by RVA’s amazing volunteer committee: A #SAAMChi trivia night fundraiser! Come see how knowledgeable you are about sex on TV.
Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Trivia Night 4/5” »
We’re excited to let you know that we’re a part of the NO MORE Challenge again this year! Continue reading “NO MORE Challenge! 3/2 – 4/11” »
In the first 100 days of the new administration, we’re taking action by writing postcards to our congresspeople telling them what matters to us. Continue reading “Postcard Writing Happy Hour at RVA 3/30” »
In a visual demonstration of the silencing of survivors of sexual violence, participants gather silently for one hour at Daley Plaza wearing t-shirts that bear stories and messages protesting rape. Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Standing Silent Witness 4/28” »
Do you want to support survivors of sexual assault, but aren’t sure how to do so? Join RVA for a crash course on allyship to survivors. Continue reading “Allyship 101: How to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault 3/2” »
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 2/21” »
All experience levels are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop Continue reading “Forms & Features Poetry Workshop: Experience & Identity: A Manifesto” »
All experience levels are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop Continue reading “Forms & Features Poetry Workshop: Image & Trauma” »
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined Narrow Definitions of Masculinity as one of the 5 key norms that make Sexual and Domestic Violence more likely. Continue reading “The UnMasc Project” »
We’re creating a safe place for anyone dealing with the impact of sexual assault in their lives to cope together during this potentially triggering event. Continue reading “Inauguration Day Chat & Chew 1/20” »