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Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Trainings

As required under the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, this training is the annual training required for anyone on campus who could potentially receive a report of sexual violence. This training will cover an overview of sexual assault, domestic...

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...

Women of Color Survivor Support Group

This group is open to women of color (cis, trans, and gender non-conforming) who are survivors of sexual violence. This group encourages healing through shared experience, as well as exploration of both individual and systemic trauma at the intersections of race and...

#SAAMChi: Breaking the Silence 4/19

Breaking the Silence is an open mic night for local Chicago artists to share their stories of survival and resistance through poetry and spoken word. We encourage performers of all ages, languages, and backgrounds to stand up against sexual violence with RVA and The...

Reiki Clinic 3/14

RVA is pleased to hold our first Reiki Clinic of 2018! This clinic is an open space where individuals can come for a free Reiki session from a trauma-informed Reiki practitioner. When: Wednesday, March 14 from 5 – 8:30 pm Where: The Breathing Room, 1431 W 51st Street...

Weather Closure

Please note that all RVA offices will be closed on Friday, February 9 due to inclement weather. 24-hour crisis support to our partner hospitals will continue to be provided during this time. If you need to speak with someone immediately, please call the Chicago Rape...

Reiki & Sexual Trauma Group 3/19

Join other adult survivors of sexual assault or sexual abuse to learn how Reiki can support your trauma healing journey. Participants will become attuned to/trained in Reiki Level I in order to provide themselves Reiki inside and outside of group. Participants will...

Queer Survivors Group 3/6

This group is open to all survivors in the gender spectrum and all sexual orientations in the LGBTQ+ community. Topics will be chosen by the group and may include queer survivorship, safety, support in the community, and healing after trauma. When: March 6 – May 15...

RVA to Honor “Me Too” Founder at Annual Fundraising Event

More than 300 local leaders, philanthropists, and activists will raise awareness and funds to support survivors and work to prevent sexual violence.  RVA's Evening of Impact (formerly known as Soiree in the City) will be returning to Morgan Manufacturing on May 24th,...

Women who inspired us in 2017

Excerpt: The Chicago Tribune asked women activists, organizers and politicians two questions: What moved or shaped you the most this year? and What's next for women in 2018? Read the full article...