Annual EventsSexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM is a time to focus national attention on the realities of sexual violence and to promote safe, respectful relationships. In Hawai'i, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center joins with other groups and organizations in April to create awareness and to motivate residents to take action to create a safe, sexual violence free Hawai'i.
Every Fall The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) hosts a Benefit Luncheon. Many friends of SATC gather for this popular event to show their support and to learn about the Center's current programs and activities. The luncheon features an inspiring speaker, great door prizes and delicious food. For more information: 535-7600.
Wahine Surfing Classic
Every summer surfing competition promoter China Uemura donates proceeds from his Wahine Surfing Classic to The Sex Abuse Treatment Center. China, former champion longboard surfer, created the competition after a SATC public service announcement on TV struck a cord with him. "I heard about kids getting sexually abused... and I wanted to help them and let parents know there's a place they can go for help if something like this happens. I also knew community agencies like SATC always need more money... a surf competition was a way to spread the word and also raise some money for them."
For information about the Wahine Surfing Classic visit China's website: www.chinauemura.com
Past EventsFeature Film "HEAVEN'S RAIN" Screened in Honolulu
The powerful dramatic true-life story of a horrific murder in Oklahoma of a minister and his wife, and the assault and ultimate survival of their two teenage children, is told in the new feature film "Heaven's Rain." Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro saw the film at a National District Attorneys' Association meeting and was so impressed with its message of justice for victims of crime, that he arranged for a special screening in Honolulu on March 17th, 2011. Filmmaker Brooks Douglass and co-star Taryn Manning, who plays Steve McGarrett's sister in a recurring role in the new Hawaii 5-0, attended the screening and participated in a post-film discussion about the making of "Heaven's Rain".