EDUCATE * ACTIVATE * ALLY
SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION *WEEK*
CHICAGO, APRIL 23-29, 2017
Become a certified Sexual Assault Prevention Ally, April 23-29, 2017!
During our first ever Sexual Assault Prevention Week in Chicago, our goal is to educate, activate and ally over 500 Chicagoans to recognize warning signs, speak up and take action to stop sexual assault and create positive cultural change. Join us!
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but awareness is only half the battle. "The next step is prevention," said Corielle Heath, founder and president of Chicago-based nonprofit liftUPlift Worldwide. "People need to know what they can do and what they can say to stop sexual violence."
Nonprofit organization liftUPlift Worldwide is looking to train 500 people across the Chicago area as sexual assault prevention allies as part of the first-ever Sexual Assault Prevention Week. The week of classes begins April 23 and has been timed to coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Corielle Heath Laaspere is the founder of liftUPlift and a certified Sexual Violence Prevention Educator. She received her certification in 2007 through Lehigh University’s award-winning “Break the Silence” program and has since completed over 120 hours of training. She holds degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Mass Communications from Lehigh University, and a Masters of Public Relations from the University of Southern California.
Corielle co-founded liftUPlift with Rachel Jones in 2015. They have since partnered with businesses, governments and organizations around the world, including IBM, Women for Women International, and the US Embassy in Moscow, to engage the global community in ending violence against women.
During our first ever #SAPWeek, liftUPlift and our partners are aiming to train and certify 500 people as liftUPlift Sexual Violence Prevention Allies, in our hometown, Chicago.
Sexual Assault Prevention Week in Chicago is made possible by the Chicago Foundation for Women through a generous grant from “The 100 Day Fund.”
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE YWCA METROPOLITAN CHICAGO!
There will be an advocate from the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago at every Sexual Assault Prevention Week training, to provide resources and support for participants. We are very grateful for the opportunity to join forces with this outstanding local organization!