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Kentucky Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Kick Off (1:00pm-3:00pm EST)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Join the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) on April 1st from 1-3 PM EST/ 12-2 PM CST to learn more about Kentucky's work to prevent & end sexual violence and how you can join in.

Host: Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kentucky-sexual-assault-awareness-and-prevention-month-kick-off-tickets-141976175563?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Apoyando a las sobrevivientes latinxs de violencia domestica (2:00pm-3:00pm EST)

This webinar is presented in spanish, with the intention of equipping advocates to support victims/survivors of domestic violence from different walks of life in the Latinx community.

Host: Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence (Third Sector New England, Inc.)

Registration: https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/supporting-victims-and-survivors-of-faith.html

“Girls Trip” Movie Night with Rape Crisis Center (5:30pm EST)

Centering Blackness as an Act of Self-Care and Collective Liberation. Join us for film screenings and talk backs centering Blackness in the Media with provided talk back discussion points focusing on “Girls Trip”: An Experience in Centering Yourself as a Black Woman.

Host: Rape Crisis Center

Registration: https://e.givesmart.com/events/kxC/ (Select the “Free” package for access to movie nights and more!)

Economic Empowerment: Train-the-Trainer (1:00pm-3:00pm EST)

Through this session, trainers learn how to further empower survivors through financial literacy. Economic abuse is a tactic many abusers use to maintain power and control over their partners. Victims of abuse are often left with little income, poor credit and a feeling of dependence on their abusers for basic living needs. Note: Registration is $10 for non-affiliated members.

Host: Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehj8jnvpfa50704c&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Disaster Without, Disaster Within: Natural Disasters and Family Violence (3:00pm-4:15pm EST)

This presentation will review extensive literature regarding natural disasters and the increase in family violence often reported in the wake of these events. We will discuss specific disasters around the globe and explore similarities in household characteristics between what is reported after these events and what has been reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Host: Justice Clearinghouse

Registration: https://www.justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/disaster-without-disaster-within-natural-disasters-and-family-violence/

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Join us in a guided discussion about healing from trauma in its many forms! We will go over how trauma looks different for every individual and that healing is a non-linear path. We’ll meditate on these concepts as we color in some butterfly coloring pages to represent our own healing processes.

 

Host: Title IX Peer Educators (Celina)

Registration: RSVP Here

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Love Labyrinth (12:00pm-1:00pm EST)

Being in a love labyrinth means feeling trapped in an unhealthy situation. Love Labyrinth is a 4-minute short film that explores how a person uses gaslighting and intimidation tactics to confuse, frighten and undermine his partner. After we watch the film, we’ll have a conversation about manipulation, possessiveness, and other signs of an unhealthy relationship.

Content Warning: This film depicts examples of relationship abuse. It can be hard to watch even if you have not experienced abuse. Please feel free to step away, turn your camera off, or use other ways to care of yourself. We will hand out a resource list including organizations that you can reach out to for help.

 

Host: Title IX Peer Educators (Celine)

Registration: RSVP Here

Community Conversation: Centering Blackness as an Act of Self-Care and Collective Liberation with Rape Crisis Center (5:30pm EST)

Team up with the RCC and local partners to explore how centering Blackness prevents sexual violence.

Host: Rape Crisis Center

Registration: https://e.givesmart.com/events/kxC/ (Select the “Free” package for access to community conversations and more!)

The Missing Story of #MeToo: Sexual Violence By Law Enforcement Agents (10:00am-1:30pm EST)

In the midst of a national conversation on sexual harassment and assault sparked by #MeToo and the me too movement, one form of sexual violence remains shrouded in silence: when police officers and other law enforcement agents are the perpetrators.

Host: New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odeyrrjooGtEY1KqnY_m9_LELgDrzTQcS

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Behind the Post (12:00pm-1:00pm EST)

Social media can skew our view of the relationships around us and, in some cases, influence our decisions to stay in unhealthy ones. Behind the Post is an 8-minute film that follows a young couple, Zoe and Will, who seem like they’re “relationship goals.” But if you look further than their Instagram photos, you’ll see that they are actually stuck in an abusive relationship. We’ll watch the film and then discuss the unhealthy behaviors we saw - plus some signs of a healthy relationship that we should look for in real life.

Content Warning: This film depicts examples of relationship abuse. It can be hard to watch even if you have not experienced abuse. Please feel free to step away, turn your camera off, or use other ways to care of yourself. We will hand out a resource list including organizations that you can reach out to for help.

Host: Title IX Prevention Initiatives

Registration: RSVP Here

 

Hush No More! Spoken Word and Open Mic (8:00apm-11:00pm EST)

We are hosting a major event to bring awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month! The HUSH No More Spoken Word & Open Mic will have a variety of extremely talented poets, artists and musicians performing their own original work to express their feelings about trauma or any significant event in their life.

Host: HUSH NO MORE

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hush-no-more-spoken-word-open-mic-virtual-tickets-136891444997?aff=erelexpmlt

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Escalation (4:00pm-6:00pm EST)

This 38-minute film follows the story of a college couple from the sweet beginnings of their relationship to the tragic end. The film examines the warning signs of an abusive relationship.

Content Warning: This film depicts examples of relationship abuse. It can be hard to watch even if you have not experienced abuse. Please feel free to step away, turn your camera off, or use other ways to care of yourself. We will hand out a resource list including organizations that you can reach out to for help.

Host: Title IX Peer Educators (Jimi)

Registration: RSVP Here

Bridges: A Connect Call for Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Addressing Gender-Based Violence (3:00pm-4:30pm EST)

These bi-monthly community connect calls are intended to be a space for AANHPI advocates, community members, and allies to connect, dialogue, share successes, problem solve, and network.

 

Host: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_VRwpTjlEES7bIxkMR7-g9iRhqXqhgyt606iCktg0J6wHKA/viewform

 

Prevention in These Times: Societal Shifts (3:00pm EST)

This webinar, Societal Shifts, examines the barriers to societal change, highlights the ingredients for transformation, and digs into the roles each of us can play in violence prevention.

 

Host: Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_So8al0y9Qr-e1Tcavxn9nA

“Cuties/Mignonnes” Movie Night with Rape Crisis Center (5:30pm EST)

Centering Blackness as an Act of Self-Care and Collective Liberation. Join us for film screenings and talk backs centering Blackness in the Media with provided talk back discussion points focusing on “Cuties/Mignonnes”: Navigating the Complexities of Black Girl’s Sexual Liberation.

 

Host: Rape Crisis Center

Registration: https://e.givesmart.com/events/kxC/ (Select the “Free” package for access to movie nights and more!)

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Consent & Boundaries (6:00pm EST)

This workshop, led by prevention educators from Women In Distress, will provide the basics on consent, boundaries, digital abuse and safety, and healthy relationships. We will answer your questions and help you discover the tools to set and respect boundaries and practice everyday consent in an affirming and empowering way!

Host: Women in Distress of Broward County

Registration: RSVP Here

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Because I Love You: Delete (2:00pm-3:00pm EST)

Oftentimes, abuse can begin as subtle manipulation that’s difficult to detect. In an unhealthy relationship, “because I love you” is an example of a phrase that can take on a different meaning. As you will see in the film “Because I Love You – Delete,” some partners use statements of their love or affection as a means to control their partner, controlling aspects of their lives like who they can talk to or befriend because they “love” them.

Content Warning: This film explores examples of relationship abuse. It can be hard to watch even if you have not experienced abuse. Please feel free to step away, turn your camera off, or use other ways to care of yourself. We will hand out a resource list including organizations that you can reach out to for help.

Host: Title IX Peer Educators (Arsh)

Registration: RSVP Here

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Not For Your Pleasure: A Discussion about the Hypersexualization of Women of Color in Media (1:00pm-3:00pm EST)

Join us for a conversation about the history and prevalence of the hypersexualization of women of color in the media! We’ll examine the roots and consequences of this issue, and offer a new lens through which we may consider on-screen representation of women of color moving forward.

Host: Title IX Peer Educators (Erika & Celina)

Registration: RSVP Here

 

The Intersections of IPV and Mental Health (11:00am-12:00pm EST)

Check the link for more information!

Host: Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Registration: https://www.tncoalition.org/events-trainings

 

10 Keys to Sexual Violence Prevention in 2021: An Expert Panel (2pm)

This session will summarize research on the perception of African American college women on sexual violence and consider opportunities for organizational change to implement a sexual assault response team (SART). The session content stems from the blending of Alison Kiss Dougherty and Shondrika Merritt’s important research in these two areas.

 

Host: Vector Solutions

Registration: "10 Keys to Sexual Violence Prevention in 2021 | An Expert  Panel Discussion"

 

Am I Man Enough? Stories of Toxic Masculinity (8:00pm-10:00pm EST)

Integrating personal narrative with social critique, Am I Man Enough? is the show where people tell personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood.

Host: Center on Halsted

Registration: https://www.centeronhalsted.org/ada-cheng.html

Take Back the Night Global Virtual (8:00pm-9:00pm EST)

Join us for an international TBTN Event of healing and sharing! Music and talks. Register now to secure your virtual seat.

Host: Take Back the Night

Registration: https://takebackthenight.org/globalvirtualapril/

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Because I Love You: Deflecting Responsibility (12:00pm-1:00pm EST)

In abusive relationships, someone will often use excuses to justify their unhealthy behavior. They might blame their actions on alcohol, stress, or other people. “Because I Love You: Deflecting Responsibility” explores how someone might deflect responsibility for their harmful actions and why that’s a red flag of an unhealthy or abusive relationship.

Content Warning: This film explores examples of relationship abuse. It can be hard to watch even if you have not experienced abuse. Please feel free to step away, turn your camera off, or use other ways to care of yourself. We will hand out a resource list including organizations that you can reach out to for help.

Host: Title IX Peer Educators (Erika)

Registration: RSVP Here

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