Rape Crisis of the Southern Tier, which has served Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties since 1996, has changed its name to the Sexual Assault Resource Center.
The new name will come with a new logo and soon to be launched website. The center will continue to provide its core services.
The new name for the program was announced in April to coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there are several events planned.
April 17: The center will have an informational table at Corning Community College’s third annual Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wellness Education Building/Gymnasium. While aimed at CCC students, the event is open to the public.
April 18: “Play Ball: How Society Dictates Your Sex Life” examines how the media’s focus on unhealthy sexuality and gender stereotyping impacts relationships, communities and lives. The free public presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the Southeast Steuben County Library and is suggested for ages 13 and older.
April 25: “Take Back the Night” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Center of Elmira College. Staff from the center will speak and have an informational table. This event is free to the public.
April 27: “A Cabaret: Love Can Break the Silence,” the center’s annual spring fundraiser, will be held in the Drake Studio Theater at 171 Cedar Arts in Corning. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $20.
The center also will partner with Free The Girls to collect gently used bras to be sent to Africa to help provide job opportunities for women rescued from sex trafficking. A raffle ticket will be awarded for every bra donated during the cabaret.
For more information on the events, call Sarah Blagg, community affairs coordinator for the center, at (607) 962-4686.