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Joint Base San Antonio sets events for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | March 13, 2019

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month or SAAPM -- an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities on how to prevent sexual violence. The Department of Defense 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month theme is “I Ask.”

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony
Date/Time: April 3, 9 a.m.
Location: Fort Sam Houston Community Center
Hosted by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) commanding general, senior leaders from each service branch will come together to mark April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month for the Joint Base San Antonio community. Open to the public. Call 210-295-0560 or 210-221-0598 for more information.

Second Annual Student Poetry Slam
Date/Time: April 6, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Medical Education and Training Campus Student Activity Center basement, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, this poetry competition will feature original works by METC students while their peers judge from the audience. Army, Air Force and Navy students are all welcome.  Free food, drinks and door prizes. For more information, call 210-808-1352.

‘Take Back Our City’
Date/Time: April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main Ave.
JBSA, in partnership with the Rape Crisis Center and local colleges, host a family-friendly awareness community event to raise awareness about sexual assault. Event includes a community resource fair, art exhibit, activities area, food trucks, a candlelight vigil and more. For more information, call 210-221-7577.

7th Annual ‘Drive Out Sexual Assault’ Golf Tournament
Date/Time: April 12, 11:30 a.m. check in, 12:30 p.m. start
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Golf Club
The tournament is an event to heighten awareness and show support to those affected by sexual assault. The format is a four person scramble with prizes for first-, second and third-place finishers, longest drive and closet to pin. Golf goodies and chances to win prizes. To more information, call 210-808-8975. Registration ends April 5.

Escape Room: SAPR Knowledge Challenge
Date/Time: April 12 & 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: JBSA-Randolph Health Promotion, next to Rambler Fitness Center
Event has one-hour increments to choose from. Individual or group signups welcome. Join in supporting and bringing awareness to sexual assault prevention by challenging your SAPR knowledge, problem-solving skills and resiliency in an escape room. Call 210-652-4386.

“Strike Out Sexual Assault” Bowling Event
Date/Time: April 13, noon at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, 4 p.m. at JBSA-Lackland
Join in the fun at this year's "Strike Out Sexual Assault” bowling event. Open to students only. Awards and door prizes to be given. Open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and dependents. Call 210-221-1469 or 210-671-7273.

Color Run SAAPM 5K Run/Walk
Date/Time: April 13, 8 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Aquatics Center
A SAAPM 5K “Paint the Post TEAL!” color run/walk to raise public awareness and spread the message about the prevention of sexual violence. Free race, food, drinks and door prizes; must register online at https://www.athleteguild.com/running/fort-sam-houston-tx/2016-saapm-5k.

“S.H.A.R.P.” featuring Edward Wilson
Date/Time/Location: April 16, 9 a.m., BAMC Medical Mall; April 17, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fort Sam Houston Theater
Brooke Army Medical Center and U.S. Army South present Edward Wilson, who created the HARP video titled “Spoken Word.” Call 210-295-6234 or 210-487-1421 for more information.

Ride Against Rape Motorcycle Run
Date/Time: April 19, 8:30 a.m.
Location: JBSA-Medina Annex
Open to all military members, come roll out to increase awareness and display zero tolerance for sexual assault. The format is to collect poker cards at each station to see who can get the best hand.  To register, call 210-671-7273.

SAAPM March Against Sexual Assault
Date/Time: April 20, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Student Activity Center, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Join the JBSA community for a march against sexual assault. Sponsored by the Peer Advisors for Change, this event is meant to heighten awareness and show support for those affected by sexual assault. Following the march, there will be a gathering for all students at the Student Activity Center that includes music, games and refreshments. Call 210-808-6316 or 210-808-8981 for more information.

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
Date/Time: April 27, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Brig. Gen. Billy Johnson running track, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Join in the conversation  as people trade places walking and talking in their shoes. An event to bring awareness and sensitivity to victims of sexual assault, rape and gender violence. The men will wear their favorite female heels and the women will wear their favorite male combat boots or shoes which are two or three sizes too big for them. For more information, call 210-336-4532.

Sexual assault awareness information will be distributed at various locations throughout April. Staff will share info about sexual assault realities, victim services and prevention tips.

Teal is the color representing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All JBSA locations will have teal ribbons and flags or special teal lighting to demonstrate support to those JBSA survivors recovering from sexual assault.

The Department of Defense 2019 SAAPM theme is “I Ask.”

The JBSA SAPR hotline number is 210-808-7272. Additionally, the other JBSA numbers are 210-808-8990 for JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, 210-671-7273 for JBSA-Lackland, and 210-652-4386 for JBSA-Randolph. Soldiers can call 210-221-0598, while Navy personnel can call 210-221-1496.