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Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Friday, April 5th - All Day

 Event: Denim Day

 Join this national movement by wearing jeans on April 5th as a visible means of protest against the       misconception that surround sexual assault. 

Why Denim?

The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

Monday, April 8th, 10-2pm - Benson Memorial Center

Tabling: Consent

Stop by the VPE table and learn about what consent is, what it looks like, and how to positively and actively give it. Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. There are many ways to give consent, and some of those are discussed below. Consent doesn’t have to be verbal, but verbally agreeing to different sexual activities can help both you and your partner respect each other’s boundaries.

Wednesday, April 10th, 10-2pm - Benson Memorial Center

Tabling: Safe Sex

Stop by the VPE table and learn what safe sex means and looks like in a healthy relationship.

Thursday, April 11th, 6-7pm - Swig Residence Hall

Event: Upping Our Game

Stop Swig Residence Hall and chat with the Violence Prevention Educators (VPEs) about hwo to recognize signs of relationship violence. Learn how to become aware of red flags and what to do if  you see them.

Tuesday, April 16th, 6-8pm - Graham Residence Hall Movie Room

Event: "Rape in the Field" Film and Discussion

FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Wednesday, April 17th, 7-8:30pm - Wellness Center (852 Market Street)

Event: First Date with VPE and RRC

Join us at the Wellness Center for a forum which centers on queer violence. We will be discussing how VPEs can best serve the queer community at SCU. 

Monday, April 22nd, 10am-2pm - Benson Memorial Center 

Tabling: Clothesline Project and Resources

The Clothesline Project is a national campaign started in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a visual display of art created on t-shirts that speak to, sexual and emotional violence to express stories of abuse and survival. The shirt is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by the public as testimony to the problem of interpersonal violence and to let those who may suffer in silence know that they are not alone.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 6-8pm - Benson Memorial Center 21

Event: Documentary screening "Washington's War on Women"

In this special collaboration event with IGNITE, we will be watching and discussing "Washington's War on Women." This film was put together by former Fox News Channel host Gretchen Carlson, who recently made her own personal story public. It takes viewers to the halls of Congress to uncover a pervasive culture of sexual harassment held in place for decades by a deeply flawed system. Stop by and discuss with the VPEs!

Wednesday, April 24th, 6-7:30pm - Benson Memorial Center 21

Event: Take Back the Night Survivor's Speak

Take Back the Night is a collaboration of campus and community members, coming together to take a stand against all violence, to raise awareness about attitudes that perpetuate violence, and to discuss ways we can work together to make the night safe for all members of the community. Survivors Speak is a platform that gives survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and relationship violence the opportunity to come together and share their story. This will be a safe space for all students.

Please come and feel free to share your story or be there to listen and support those who are survivors of violence.

Thursday, April 25th, 6-7:30pm - Benson Memorial Center Parlors A and B

Event: How to Support a Survivor Panel

Stop by and learn how you can best support those who are survivors of violence.