SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
APril is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Calendar of events
SAAM Kickoff Event | Thursday, April 1 | 2:30pm | via Zoom
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each year, the Center for Student Wellness leads a campus-wide initiative to promote awareness, address prevention, and prompt response surrounding sexual harassment, assault, abuse and violence.
Join our student co-chairs, Elnaz and Maureen, as they will be presenting on our planned initiatives for the month. Come learn more about how to get involved and contribute to building a culture a consent on campus!
Bennion Center Scholars Fund Drive | April 1 – April 14
CSW and Bennion Scholars are running a fund drive to raise money for victim-survivor care packages. Our goal is to raise $900 dollars to create 50 care packages. Each package will include items that may help ground and comfort a survivor: blanket, essential oils, chocolate, a fidget toy, and a supportive note from a community member. The fund drive will run for the first two weeks of April 4/1-4/14. Folks who want to support can donate via the CSW donate page.
Donations are suggested in the following 4 tiers:
- Tier 1 - $3 - pays for chocolate and essential oil
- Tier 2 - $10 - pays for a blanket
- Tier 3 - $15 - pays for a blanket and fidget toy
- Tier 4 - $20 - pays for entire care package
If you would like to support in another way, you can submit a note to a survivor here. These will be included in each care package.
Compassionate Responses to Disclosures of IPV Workshop | Monday, April 5 | 2pm | via Zoom
It can be difficult to know what to do and how to feel when someone shares with you that they have experienced or are experiencing interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. This workshop will help participants answer the following questions:
- How does interpersonal violence (IPV) impact wellness?
- How can I best respond when someone discloses IPV to me? What should I say? What shouldn’t I say?
- When IPV is disclosed, who needs to report what, where?
- What resources are available for survivors?
- How can I take care of myself?
Challenging Rape Culture Workshop | Wednesday, April 14 | 2pm | via Zoom
This student-led workshop will discuss how rape culture exists in our society and the reality of sexual violence on college campuses, explore methods to unlearn harmful myths, and provide information on resources.
STI Awareness Week Event: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Myths, History, Communication, and Resources | Friday, April 16 | 5pm | via Zoom
To conclude STI Awareness Week, the Center for Student Wellness is hosting an event led by the ACES Peer Health Educators. Get ready for some interactive learning as the event will include a fun game and open group discussion.
By the end of the event, participants will be able to debunk myths about STIs, know some key facts about the history of HIV, be able to implement strategies involving communication about STIs, and access resources in the community. Check out our social media for postings and takeovers leading up to the presentation: @uofuwellness
Campus Partner Event: Gender-Based Violence Consortium | Thursday, April 15 | 5pm | via Zoom
Utah Women's Narratives, a virtual production, will be premiered on the first day of the Visualizing Change, Resisting Violence symposium. Join the GBVC for a live screening followed by a discussion with the directors, authors, and actors. Utah Women's Narratives highlights the stories of the fluid category of women in Utah, whether it be mind, body, and/or spirit. The production honors the stories of transgender people, nonbinary people, women of color, Black women, Indigenous, and those who identify with being on the margins. Register here.
Campus Partner Event: Gender-Based Violence Consortium | Friday, April 16 | All Day Event | via Zoom
This all day symposium, Visualizing Change, Resisting Violence, from 9:45am to 5pm, will feature nationally and internationally recognized speakers. Themes will include "Visions of Social Change," "Documenting Violence, Knowledge from the Margins," "Leading Social Change to End Violence," and "Healing Communities." These events are sponsored by the Women of Color Academics Collective, the Women's Resource Center, and Utah Presents. Click here for more information. Register here.
- 9:45am | Welcome: Opening Remarks from Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima, Project Lead & Co-Principal Investigator, Gender-Based Violence Consortium
- 10am – 11:30am | Visions of Social Change
- 11:45am – 1:15pm | Documenting Violence
- 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Leading Social Change to End Sexual Violence
- 3:35pm – 5pm | Healing Communities
SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT
We want you to get involved! You can serve as a SAAM Ambassador! We have curated a SAAM toolkit filled with marketing assets (this includes ZOOM BACKGROUNDS). We have also compiled of list of event ideas that you can take and host in your own respective spaces, whether that be your student group, office, or department.
To access this toolkit, click here. This link will take you to the UBox.