Enjoy a 5-Course Dinner by Chef Matt Louis featuring American tapas, complimentary glass of Red/White Wine from New England Uncorked and fine brew from Throwback Brewery. Featuring an intimate sneak preview
of V-Day Portsmouth 2015: The Vagina Monologues with members of the cast and director, Joi Smith of Back Alley Productions.
A benefit performance for SASS and A Safe Place
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The Music Hall
Tickets on sale now online or at the door!
Sponsored by Lady Pickwicks
Help Portsmouth, NH change the story of women by joining us as we raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls! Back Alley Productions and V-Day Portsmouth 2013 are proud to present a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) and A Safe Place, (as well as 10% of that going globally to V-Day.)
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, has been hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous”. This groundbreaking show gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, thoughtful and thoroughly human stories diving into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. By creating this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S and around the world.
*SAVE THE DATE*
Kids Are Our Business Breakfast: Beyond the Classroom
Friday, April 10th, 2015, 8-9:30 a.m. (8:30 Program Start Time)
Portsmouth Country Club, 80 Country Club Lane, Greenland, NH
Join us along with a panel of experts in the field as we explore the process of what happens once a child discloses sexual abuse. A full breakfast will be available. More information soon to follow on this event.
*New on-going campaign*
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It is estimated that 1 in 6 men experiences unwanted or abusive sexual violence in his life time. Most often these events occur before the age of 18.
Stigmas associated with male sexual abuse often cause incidences to go unreported, leaving victims feeling isolated, ashamed and unsure of where to turn.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) partnering with 1BlueString, is on a mission to spread awareness by cultivating a climate of support, empowerment and recovery through outreach in the music community. #1BlueString is a symbol of solidarity and a conversation starter, to promote education and compassionate dialogue to help break the code of silence surrounding male sexual abuse.
We are inviting local musicians to participate in our awareness campaign by:
- Agreeing to replace their low E string with our 1BlueString for a minimum of one gig. (Strings are available in Electric .046 and Acoustic .054).
- Agree to take a photo or have their photo taken, stringing the string and/or playing.
- Use the provided script at least one gig to help raise awareness about childhood male sexual abuse and how their audience can get help locally. SASS will promote their gig on their social media platforms.
- Allow for SASS to record them at a gig using the string and provided PSA
- Use the photo and/or video on their own social media platforms with a link to SASS’s site. Please use the hashtags #1BlueString #SASSNH #NoMore
Want to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Run & Soar to Keep Kids Safe!
*Important team meeting to be announced Spring of 2015
This year we are shaking things up! For those interested in participating in our Running Team or Soaring for SASS Skydiving Day to benefit the SASS Safe Kids Strong Teens
violence prevention education program, are invited to join us this Spring for an important meeting to go over some new changes and updates to the program.
Our Running Team is slated to train and run/walk in the Thunder Chicken in August of 2015. Members can also continue to train and run/walk for the Seacoast Half Marathon in November of 2015. The Soaring for SASS Skydiving Day is slated for July of 2015. Please stay tuned for future updates or email email@example.com.
Fall of 2015
Gala to celebrate SASS & A Safe Place Merger! Please stay tuned for more information!