Press Outreach Samples: Get the Word Out about All Survivors Day!

Planning on holding an event of your own for All Survivors Day? Make sure to get the word out with your local press in order to boost coverage of your efforts, bring more attention to your local impact, and bring new survivors and allies out of the woodwork! Below you will find sample press release and event advisory templates for your use.

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Sample Press Release:

GROUP Stands in Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Abuse on All Survivors Day

For immediate release: OCT 31 or NOV 1 or NOV 2, 2018

YOUR GROUP NAME is joining an international movement to recognize survivors of sexual assault. On November 3, GROUP will join with national and international organizations that are using the day to recognize survivors of sexual abuse, bring their stories into the light, raise awareness of the widespread nature of the issue and organize for change in the culture that allows sexual abuse to continue.

“All Survivors Day is a call to action to all citizens to come together and help change the culture that surrounds sexual abuse and assault,” said Tim Lennon, President of SNAP (The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests). “By stepping into the light and telling our stories, we are hoping to motivate others to join us as we seek to prevent future cases of sexual abuse and show others what they can do to get involved in their own communities and institutions to ensure this never happens again.”

“INCLUDE A QUOTE FROM YOURSELF OR YOUR ORGANIZATION’S REPRESENTATIVE HERE!”

The media coverage of the Bill Cosby trial, Larry Nassar trial, the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury report covering clergy sex abuse, #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #WhyIDidntReport victims has brought into light the glaring prevalence of a once-silent and hidden culture that enables sexual abuse. Tragically, the epidemic is bigger than can be quantified as the nature of sexual abuse is too painful for many victims to come forward, much less identify and hold accountable their abusers.

All Survivors Day honors those who bravely share their stories and who speak for those who can’t.  It is a day to bring awareness, healing, and hope for survivors that their pain may lead to preventing future abuse.

All Survivors Day is led by organizations that are spotlighting the scourge of sexual abuse, whether at home, in schools, at church, the military, on college campuses, in sports, in the family, or elsewhere.  The groups are uniting to call attention to the barriers survivors face when coming forward, finding support, and fighting to hold perpetrators accountable. To learn more about the sponsoring organizations, visit AllSurvivorsDay.org

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Sample Event Advisory

Sexual Abuse Survivors in CITY recognize Nov. 3 as All Survivors Day with EVENT

They will gather at SPECIFIC LOCATION to show support for survivors of sexual abuse and demand accountability for sex crimes and cover-ups

“QUOTE FROM YOU” (for example “We are standing up for survivors of sexual abuse around the world and to change the culture that allows sexual abuse to continue.”)

WHAT: A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PLANS (for example, “Holding signs and childhood photos at a press conference, GROUP will distribute information about All Survivors Day to passersby as they ask their attorney general to open a statewide investigation into institutional sexual abuse cover-ups.”)

WHEN: Saturday, November 3 at TIME

WHERE: NAME OF LOCATION, STREET ADDRESS (include cross street if you’re gathering at a corner), CITY

WHO: Several members of GROUP, BRIEF DESCRIPTION (for example, “Several members of SNAP, a survivor support organization focused on ending helping survivors heal and exposing institutional cover-ups of sex crimes”)

WHY: The media coverage of the Bill Cosby trial, Larry Nassar trial, the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury report covering clergy sex abuse, #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #WhyIDidntReport victims has brought into light the glaring prevalence of a once-silent and hidden culture that enables sexual abuse. Tragically, the epidemic is bigger than can be quantified as the nature of sexual abuse is too painful for many victims to come forward, much less identify and hold accountable their abusers.

In response, sexual abuse survivors and advocates around the world are convening the first ever All Survivors Day, an international day to recognize survivors of sexual abuse, bring their stories into the light, raise awareness of the widespread nature of the issue and organize for change in the culture that allows sexual abuse to continue. In CITY, GROUP is organizing their local All Survivors Day event and bringing attention to the local impact of sexual abuse and cover-ups.

“QUOTE FROM YOU,” (for inspiration, see Tim Lennon’s quote in the above press release).

More information on All Survivors Day can be found at AllSurvivorsDay.org.

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