National Crime Victims Rights Week

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National Crime Victims Rights Week 2022


Purpose

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is celebrated every year in April to unite crime survivors, victim assistance, justice professionals and communities across America to pay tribute to crime victims. To listen to and learn from the immense power of their personal stories; and celebrate the many accomplishments that have strengthened laws and created policies, programs and partnerships that identify and put the needs of victims first.

The goal of NCVRW is to annually publicize and promote the needs, issues and concerns of crime victims and survivors; the many services available to support them in the aftermath of crime; and the challenges that remain to promote individual and community safety across our Nation.

The 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be observed April 24–30, 2022 with the theme “Rights, access, equity for all victims.” The theme underscores the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by enforcing victim rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all.


2022 Calendar of Events

April 24th-30th- "Shine the Light on Victims of Crime" Individuals will be able to show their support to all victims of crime by placing lawn signs, posters and light bulbs in their homes, offices, and other locations throughout their communities.

April 24th-30th- "Paint One Blue Nail to Stand for Victims' Rights"It is a simple and fun way to support by painting your ring fingernail Blue to show your support as we all stand for victim’s rights - Rights/Access/Equity for all Victims. The theme underscores the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by enforcing victim rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all.   You will be able to share your video and /or picture, along with a message if you choose to do so to inspire Hope for Victims of All Crimes.  #1NailBlue  #NCVRW2022

Until April 8th- PSA Contest The Utah Office for Victims of Crime (UOVC) will be hosting a PSA (Public Service Announcement) Contest with the theme of “Fairness and Inclusion for All.” Participants should consider what it means to receive fair and equitable treatment (in any setting) and how they can be more inclusive to all of those around them.
PSA Contest Information and Rules

Saturday, April 16th- Motorcycle Ride, Press Conference and Utah Grizzlies Game
Motorcycle Ride
Date: Saturday, April 16th
Location: Salt Lake County Government Center-Southeast parking lot (2001 South State St, Salt Lake City)
Gathering time: 3:00pm-3:30pm
Start Ride: 3:30pm-4:15pm
Route: State Street to 3300 South & 3300 South to Maverick Center
End Ride location at the Utah Grizzlies- Maverick Center

Press Conference
Date: Saturday, April 16th
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Utah Grizzlies- Maverick Center

Utah Grizzlies Game
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Utah Grizzlies- Maverick Center
Contact Lance Ririe at 801-988-8022 to purchase tickets for Game and Motorcycle Ride
or Motorcycle Ride and Utah Grizzlies Tickets link: http://fevo.me/RideWithGrizz

Sunday, April 24th- 2022 NCVRW Walk & Resource Fair 
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location:  Sugar House-Parley’s Creek Pavilion 1330 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City
Join us on Sunday, April 24th at Sugar House Park 10:00am as we walk around the park to bring awareness to victims of crime statewide.  The walk will end at Parleys Creek Pavilion for our resources fair.  We will have victim services providing resources to support victims/witnesses.  At Victim-services agencies will host booths in order to provide resources and information.  

Sunday, April 24th- Candlelight Vigil
Time: 5:40pm-7:40pm
Location: Utah State Capitol-350 State St, Salt Lake City
Join us on Sunday, April 24th at 5:40pm as we come together to honor all victims of crime.  The vigil will be in person and streamed statewide to engage rural areas and underserved communities. 

Tuesday, April 26th- 2022 NCVRW "Rights, Access, Equity for All Victims” Podcast Episode
In partnership with the Utah Survivors Podcast will host a dedicated episode to provide a safe space for survivors to share their voices, provide information on victims' rights, awareness, and resources. 

Tuesday, April 26th- Healing through Art: Kintsugi Art
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art- 20 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City
Join us on Tuesday, April 26th for Healing through art: Kintsugi Art (Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold). 
The visual art activity will be held on a hybrid version (in person and virtually).
**Limited space available**  

Friday, April 29th- 2022 NCVRW Film “Call Her Ganda” and panel focus
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art- 20 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City
Join us as we host the screening of “Call Her Ganda”. The screening will be followed by a panel of discussion.
Call Her Ganda Film Synopsis:
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case-an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and Jennifer’s mother-galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.


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