May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month



Hamilton has a lot going on for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this year!

Rhythms of Resistance Drumming WorkshopImage

When: Sunday, May 5th from 11am to 4pm
Where: 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton

Cost: $10-$30 sliding scale.  All the funds will go towards the travel costs of the facilitators with any extra funds raised going to support SACHA’s amazing programs supporting survivors of sexual assault and abuse.  Please pay what you can afford.  There are free spots available for folks who cannot afford to pay to register.  Please contact Erin at or 905.525.4573 to reserve a free spot at this workshop.
RSVP: Online or by calling 905.525.4573 by Friday.

Presented by SACHA.


Fierce. Fabulous. Feminist.
……a loud rock show of women-identified/gender non-conforming folks……

When: Thursday, May 30th – Doors at 9pm.  Bands at 9:30pm.
Where: Homegrown Hamilton – 27 King William Street, Hamilton

Unfinished Business – pre teen punk rock from Toronto
Matt Damon – qtpoc punk rock from Guelph
Dark Breakfast – Inspired by Mervyn Peake’s *Gormenghast* series, Dark Breakfast play the brutal sounds of tragedy and garbage in the shadows of fallen authority. From Hamilton/Guelph.

Cost: $10 Pay What You Can. NO ONE TURNED AWAY!
Accessibility: Homegrown Hamilton’s space is accessible but the washrooms are a bit small.
All genders and ages are invited to come and get their loud dance on.

Presented by SACHA ( as a FUNdraiser for their work supporting survivors of sexual assault and ending violence and oppression.


Violence, Victimization and Trauma: The Complexity of Trauma Response – Dr. Lori Haskell

When: Friday, May 24th, 9am
Where: Honouring the Circle — 21 Rosedene Avenue, Hamilton
Cost: $50 — Includes lunch and snacks
RSVP: Online –

A trauma-informed approach is increasingly becoming recognized as essential for working effectively with women who have experienced prolonged or repeated exposures to violence, abuse and neglect.

For service providers working with trauma survivors and hoping to form a therapeutic appliance, it is necessary to understand the relational schemas associated with trauma.

Dr. Lori Haskell is a clinical psychologist in private practice, whose work has been dedicated to working on issues of violence against women and children. She has worked for the last twenty years with women who were sexual abuse survivors. She has conducted research on the prevalence of sexual violence in women’s lives and on such topics as anti-violence education and intimate femicide. Dr. Haskell is an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Presented by the Woman Abuse Working Group.


Draw The Line

Across Ontario folks will be holding events to highlight the Draw the Line Campaign.  Check SACHA’s Facebook profile and Twitter account for more conversation about where you draw the line.


Help SACHA to Have a Beautiful Welcoming Space for Survivors
Flooring Ask 2013

For the month of May SACHA will be reaching out to the community for help replacing our old, worn, stained carpeting.  You can help to make SACHA’s space a more welcoming brighter beautiful space for survivors by donating!


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