Catholic Charities Talks Consent at Nightclubs

In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, staff will remind bar-goers of their rights

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Catholic Charities Project UNICA visited area nightclubs hosted “Nights of Consent” April 19 and 20.

Project UNICA staff greeted patrons at club entry points and use a stamp reading, “Consent is Sexy” to promote and engage them in prevention of sexual assault.

“It’s important for people to know that without consent for sexual contact, it is rape.  We are all responsible for keeping night clubs safe environments where women don’t have to guard their drink or feel threatened,” said Project UNICA Program Manager Karen Janes. “Between 1 and 3 and 1 and 5 women have been sexually assaulted in their life time and alcohol is the number one rape drug.”

Project UNICA staff hosted “Nights of Consent” at the following locations:

  • Thursday, April 19 at Andrea’s Cha Cha Club, located at 832 S.E. Grand Ave. in Portland, from 10 p.m. to close
  • Friday April 20 at Casa Colima, located at 6319 S.W. Capitol Hwy. in Portland, from 10 p.m. to close

Catholic Charities El Programa Hispano Project UNICA (a New Beginning to End Abuse) assists Spanish-speaking individuals and families affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault through a variety of advocacy services, support groups and a 24-hour bilingual crisis line. Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence may call 503-232-4448 or 888-232-4448 for help anytime