#MeToo was created to bring awareness to sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. Those two words brought together millions of survivors, and helped spread awareness to an issue that spans across the world. Sexual assault impacts people of all genders, races, and ages. Our goal is to offer support, community, and awareness to victims of Springfield, MO.
- 98/sec someone is sexually assaulted.
- 8/min the victim is a child
- 1/6 women are survivors
- 1/33 men are survivors
- 6/1000 rapists will go to prison
Sexual assault affects hundreds of thousands of people every year in different ways; whether it be emotional, psychological, and/or physical. According to RAINN.org, we are making progress - the number of assaults has fallen by more than half since 1993. However, there is still so much more work to be done. Only 6 out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison. We're working to change that number.
Jordan is one of the founders of Me Too Springfield, as well as an American Sexual Health Association Ambassador. She is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University, where she learned her craft to establish Jordan Harris Designs as a graphic designer and photographer. She has a passion for spreading awareness about the issue of sexual assault, and helping the survivors of it.
Kelsey is one of the founders of Me Too Springfield and a sexual assault survivor. She is graduating in December with a Psychology degree and a minor in Counseling and Music. Kelsey hopes to work with foster kids and families. She and her husband, Jacob, own Plague Coffee Roasters. They have 2 ornery cats - Nox and Nymphadora; and a lovable German Shepherd, Ahsoka.
Sarah is a higher education communications and marketing professional by day, and an activist, organizer, and entrepreneur by night. She holds a B.S. in Anthropology from Missouri State University, with a minor in Sociology. She lives in Rogersville with her husband, Clint, and two children, Cain and Ella.
In honor of International Women's Day, Me Too Springfield presents: 1 in 6, a variety show. Join us for an all women-led show, and enjoy visual art, comedy, music, and poetry. Everyone is welcome to attend! We will be accepting mensural products for donation! (optional but appreciated) The name 1 in 6 stems from the sexual assault statistic that 1/6 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
@ 308 W. Commercial Street
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
We're doing a children's book club, and we'd love to see you and your kiddos there! This book is a great resource to teach kids about the LGBTQ+ community in an appropriate and emotionally sensitive way. While this book does not directly deal with the topic of sexual assault (our main focus), it's about normalization and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people. This in turn supports minimizing rates of sexual violence for this group. "With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different."
Culture Flock SGF
@ 3938 S. Lone Pine
3:00 pm to 4:00pm
Join us for PowerWalk! Show up to protest victim blaming and slut shaming, and to stand with survivors of sexual assault. PowerWalk will begin at Jordan Valley Park, and end at Best Of Luck Beer Hall where we will hear from Me Too Springfield president Jordan Harris, view the "What Were You Wearing?" art exhibit, and spend time with local survivors and supporters. Wear absolutely whatever you want! PowerWalk is a reclamation of the streets. PowerWalk demands that all bodies are worthy of respect. No person deserves to be sexually assaulted, harassed, or afraid to walk down the street. We demand an end to victim-blaming and rape culture. We are prepared to provide the necessary tools to bring positive change to our community. With PowerWalk, we declare a radical, unapologetic self-love. Through recognition of differences, we will come together and stand in solidarity with one another. Our race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, sexual history, or clothes do not make us blameworthy.
@ Jordan Valley Park to Best Of Luck Beer Hall
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bear with us while we have some tough conversations. At this public, educational event, Me Too Springfield and Generation Action will teach about consent, sexual assault, body image, self-love, and body autonomy. We will even include a Q and A, for us to answer any questions about sexual health and relationships that you may have! The class will be held in the Carrington Hall Theater