Project Sanctuary




ANNUAL EVENTS - Scroll down for descriptions of our annual events...


1st annual celebration in support of  Project Sanctuary.                                                  JULY 28th, 2012 

THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT - displayed at both PS offices                                                         Throughout the month of October 

DINE FOR A CHANGE  Various Restaurants throughout the County                                                 Week in October, 2012, TBD

SAAM - WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES  - Fort Bragg  & Ukiah                                         April, 2013              

SAAM - DENIM DAY                                                                                                              April, 2013   

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES: Men's March to Stop Rape

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Campaign is a movement to raise awareness to end sexual violence. On a Saturday morning in April, for about an hour, Walk a Mile encourages participants to consider the experiences of women with respect to sexual violence, by "walking in their shoes" and to discover what they can do to participate in existing rape prevention and intervention movements. We welcome all marchers, men, women, and children.


Walk a Mile is a movement that uses humor to break down stereotypes about women and men; stereotypes that perpetuate the powerful vs. powerless paradigm that is the hallmark of sexual violence. There's nothing funny about sexual violence. But there is something funny about stereotypes people use to define what it means to be a man or a woman, and how those stereotypes determine what we are willing to take seriously, and what we don't pay attention to at all.

Walk a Mile is always on a day during April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, when local communities call attention to the need for a united gender movement against sexual violence. It consists of a public education campaign, a March to Stop Rape, and an advocacy program to educate the media and elected officials.

Money that passes through Walk a Mile is raised from individuals and goes directly to Project Sanctuary in support of it's efforts to end sexual violence.

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Denim Day

Denim Day began in 1999 with the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. It was created after an Italian Supreme Court made international news with its decision to overturn a rape conviction against a 45 year old man because the 18 year old victim was wearing jeans. The Court sated in it's decision that...

                            " is common knowledge that jeans cannot even be partly removed without the effective help of the person wearing them...and it is impossible if the victim is struggling with all her might."

This judgment sparked a world-wide outcry from those who understand the realities of coercion, threats, intimidation, and violence within the acts of rape. The unpopular verdict became an international symbol of myth-based injustice for sexual assault victims everywhere. We ask that people wear denim on this day in support of sexual assault victims, and to promote safety in our communities.

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Dine for a Change

For one week, Dine for a Change invites local county residents to go to participating restaurants and a portion of the tab will go to Project Sanctuary to help fund services for victims of domestic violence and abuse. 

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This brand new event will be a fun and festive opportunity to enjoy some great food, gorgeous wines & live music in The Grove at Nelson Family Vineyards. Hosted by John Buechsenstein & chef Jim Stewart!

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An expressive collection of shirts created by survivors of domestic violence, rape, incest, and other forms of violence.

The Project Sanctuary Clothesline Project is displayed during Domestic Violence Awareness Month each October at Project Sanctuary offices and various other locations. The shirts are made by local survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, incest, or other forms of violence.

Some shirts express intense feelings of anger, loss, fear, shame, and hatred, while others offer inspirational messages aimed at stopping violence. By making shirts and adding them to the clothesline, participants mourn those who have died or whose lives have been devastated by such violence, and they honor the courage of survivors as them move forward in their healing.                                                                                                           


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