Rape or Regret – YOU be the jury….
“Rape or Regret: A Jury’s Dilemma”, a locally produced film (“Law and Order”-style), will be featured at the Saratoga Film Forum on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30 pm. All are invited to attend the film and mock-jury deliberation to determine the guilt of the fictional 18 year-old defendant, Ryan Kelly.
Over the past few months, the Saratoga Community has been repeatedly reminded that sexual assault does, in fact, happen here. In 2012 alone, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County (DVRC) served 123 victims of sexual assault. This 1 hour film shows, in understandable detail, how teenage sexual assault can happen. It promises to be an eye-opening lesson. Check out the film’s trailer on YouTube (“Rape or Regret? A Jurys Dilemma Trailer 2012).
“Rape or Regret” was produced by the Ballston Area Community Allies to be used as an educational tool to help students better understand sexual assault and learn some prevention strategies. Viewers hear testimony of Tonya (the complainant), Ryan (the defendant), their attorneys, and many witnesses as the case unfolds. Feedback from recent viewers: “it was very realistic” and “I liked how it took a situation that could very easily happen to kids our age and showed a very real consequence”.
Come to the Forum on Tuesday and bring your teens. This is your chance to open an important conversation with them and in your community.
Join DVRC, your favorite pet-friendly sponsors, and all your four-footed canine friends for the 3rd Annual Purple Pooch Parade for DV Awareness!
(rain or shine)
Includes a blessing of the paws, photos, goodies for the pups, ‘paw-dicures’ and plenty other canine-friendly activities
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
Call or write DVRC for more information.
Live music by The Audiostars
Gaming tables by the Lions Club of Saratoga
Tickets on SALE NOW!! CALL DVRC at 518-583-0280 or Buy Tickets Online
October marks the National Domestic Violence Awareness month and it is fitting that Saratoga County’s own Domestic Violence Rape Crisis (DVRC) is hosting its 30th Anniversary Fundraiser on October 30th from 6-8:30pm at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
At the Color ME Purple event, DVRC will honor Leadership Saratoga and Soroptimist International of Saratoga County as well as Saratoga County Assistant District Attorney Lyn Murphy and Katharine Winderlin,
Please come. Please help END domestic and sexual abuse in Saratoga County. To buy tickets, please contact DVRC at 518-583-0280.
Come join us for our 2nd Annual Pooch Parade! As a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) we are hosting an awareness event in downtown Saratoga Springs on Saturday, October 6th. Each dog requires a $5 registration fee, (and will receive some goodies) but humans are free! Make sure to don your purple and come spend what is sure to be a wonderful Saturday for a walk in the park
10:00am – Activities start and Registration table opens
11:00am – Blessing of the paws and walk begins