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SAAM 2020 Virtual Flash Mob (12 pm – 6 pm ET) 

By way of a virtual flash mob, the NSU community is encouraged to raise awareness about sexual assault awareness month by posting awareness-raising images designed for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to their preferred social media accounts. Be sure to add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

Virtual “Walk In Her Shoes” Event (All Day)
This international awareness event seeks to raise highlight the prevalence of sexual violence that directly impacts an overwhelming number of women around the world. In place of a rally and walk, this virtual version of the event allows participants to demonstrate solidarity and support for all survivors of sexual assault through engagement on social media. To learn more, click here. Be sure to add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020.

 

Understanding Consent through Social Distancing – An IG Live Broadcast (1:30 pm ET)
Men Can Stop Rape will be discussing live on Instagram how current public health guidelines can offer a way to better understand consent and its connections to preventing harm in your community, during quarantine and beyond. Join the discussion by simply following @mencanstoprape and tuning in to their IG live broadcast at 1:30 pm ET on April 14th.

 

Safety Planning for Stalking Victims & Survivors (2 pm - 3 pm ET)

Stalking frequently intersects with multiple forms of sexual violence. In light of this reality, the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) is offering a free webinar during sexual assault awareness month. This webinar will explore how too recognize stalking behaviors, strategies for planning victim safety, and tips on how to properly document stalking incidents to heighten the capacity for a successful investigation and prosecution should a survivor decide to seek assistance from the criminal justice system. Register in advance here.  

 

SAAM Empowerment IG Trivia (6 pm ET) 

Test your knowledge on empowering individuals throughout history, sports, and even pop culture icons making strides for gender equity. Via the Instagram Story function, RISE Advocacy, Inc., will be posting questions for a participating audience. Participants will reply to the story with their answers. Points will be tallied at the end of each round. To register as a participant, click here and follow @riseadvocacy.

“The Basics of Consent” Virtual Flash Mob (12 pm – 6 pm ET)

By way of a virtual flash mob, the NSU community is encouraged to post the Basics of Consent video to their preferred social media platforms, along with awareness-raising images designed for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to tag @NSVRC and add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

“Say Something” Bystander Intervention Challenge (All Day) 

In an effort to spread awareness and encourage people to take action and speak up when they bear witness or otherwise become aware of problematic and harmful sexual behaviors, students are invited to view the short film, Say Something, before posting a 10-20 second video to their preferred social media account explaining why you believe it is important to speak out and take action against sexual violence. Be sure to add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

 

Digital Screening of the “Nameless” Documentary (11 am – 12:30 pm ET) 

Hosted by the organization Men Can Stop Rape, this event features a free digital screening of a documentary about child sex trafficking in the nation’s capital followed by a Twitter Town Hall. Nameless is a project created by the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence (DCCESV), through the partnership of Men Can Stop Rape and the DC Rape Crisis Center. Register in advance here to receive relevant details and access to the film.

 

"I feel like sh*t and Social Distancing Isn’t Helping": From the #SelfCareSurvivorsSeries (5 pm ET) 

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, for survivors of sexual assault adjusting to the “new normal” can be hard and isolating. Join an interactive conversation hosted by End Rape on Campus and It’s On Us where the emotions and experiences of survivors are validated and participants will gain access to helpful wellness techniques that will help survivors navigate these troubled times. Register in advance, here.   

 

Basic Virtual Bystander Intervention Training (7:30 pm – 9:30 pm ET) 

Hosted by the Advocacy Group Silent No Longer Tennessee, this two-hour training will provide information on how to safely intervene when you suspect someone is being sexually harassed, or in danger of being sexually assaulted. Register in advance here to ensure access to the event via Zoom.

“I Ask for Digital Consent” Virtual Flash Mob (12 pm – 6 pm ET)

By way of a virtual flash mob, the NSU community is encouraged to post the I Ask for Digital Consent video to their preferred social media platforms, along with awareness-raising images designed for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to tag @NSVRC and add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

“I Ask for Consent” Virtual Flash Mob (12 pm – 6 pm ET) 

By way of a virtual flash mob, the NSU community is encouraged to post the I Ask for Consent video to their preferred social media platforms, along with awareness-raising images designed for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to tag @NSVRC and add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

 

"Behind The Post" Virtual Workshop (4 pm ET) 

Social media can skew our view of relationships around us and, in some cases, influence our decisions to stay in unhealthy ones. Join a live virtual workshop from the One Love Foundation to learn about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships through a combination of relatable video content and live virtual discussion. Register here in advance.  

 

“Relationship Round-Up: Tips for Supporting a Friend in an Unhealthy Relationship (7 pm ET) 

Join the One Love Foundation for an open conversation about healthy relationships, indicators of unhealthy or obsessive behaviors, and tips and strategies for helping a friend or loved one who might be in an unhealthy relationship. This is part of a series that provides a space for young adults to seek advice and learn for one another and leading experts. Register here in advance.  

Denim Day 101: The Virtual Edition (3 pm – 4 pm ET) 

COVID-19 has greatly changed our reality - the way that we live and interact with one another has shifted to virtual platforms. Given this, how can we as community members wanted to stand in solidarity with survivors be activated on Denim Day, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Join the Peace Over Violence prevention team in a conversation on the ways we can foster connection in our communities and continue to mobilize to challenge rape culture, despite sheltering-at-home. Learn more and register here.

“I Support Survivors” Virtual Flash Mob (12 pm – 6 pm ET) 

By way of a virtual flash mob, the NSU community is encouraged to post awareness-raising images designed for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, along with a caption explaining why they believe it is important to support survivors of sexual assault. Be sure to tag @NSVRC and add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

 

"Victim Blaming, Challenges & Educational Breakthroughs" Workshop (12 pm ET) 

If you've ever had someone make a victim-blaming statement around you, you know how frustrating those moments can be. Join Mike Domitrz of The Center for Respect for an interactive Zoom Webinar where he identifies specific steps and strategies for using in-the-moment response using a multitude of scenarios. Register here in advance.

 

Virtual Screening of “Unbelievable” (5 pm – 7 pm ET) 

In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the District of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners will be holding a screening of one episode of the award-winning mini-series, Unbelievable. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring DC Victim Service Providers and a survivor of sexual violence. Register in advance for this free event, here.

"Love Labyrinth" Virtual Workshop (4 pm ET) 

In an abusive relationship, sometimes it can feel like you're trapped with no ability to leave. Even the tiniest of behaviors from your partner can impact your self-esteem, independence, and ability to recognize the relationship you deserve. Join a live virtual workshop from the One Love Foundation to learn about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships through a combination of relatable video content and live virtual discussion. Register here in advance.  

The Ugly Truths About "You": A Virtual Panel Discussion (4 pm ET) 

Join the NSU Peer Educators for an interesting and fun discussion about The Netflix hit television series "You." Student panelists will discuss jaw-dropping elements of the storyline from both seasons and discuss aspects of the show that can be critical to an understanding of stalking, unhealthy and obsessive behaviors within a relationship. This podcast-syle discussion amongst friends will also feature laughs and pop-trivia. Register here to participate. 

Digital Screening of the “Nameless” Documentary (1 pm – 2:30 pm ET)

Hosted by the organization Men Can Stop Rape, this event features a free digital screening of a documentary about child sex trafficking in the nation’s capital followed by a Twitter Town Hall. Nameless is a project created by the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence (DCCESV), through the partnership of Men Can Stop Rape and the DC Rape Crisis Center. Register in advance here to receive relevant details and access to the film.

Denim Day Online Rally (11 am – 12 pm ET) 

In this time of social distancing and sheltering-at-home, we know the needs of those experiencing domestic, sexual, and interpersonal violence has not disappeared, but have morphed into new challenges.  Join the Peace Over Violence prevention team to stand in solidarity with survivors and one another and to support the movement to end rape culture. POV encourages advocates, activists, and empowered bystanders to gather virtually to recommit ourselves to the fight during these unprecedented times. Learn more and register here.

 

Denim Day - Selfies in Solidarity (12 pm – 6 pm ET)

In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape case because the survivor was wearing tight jeans. This virtual campaign represents a protest against sexual violence and the systems that condone it and blames victims. How can you contribute? Simply wear denim jeans, take a picture of yourself, and post your picture to your preferred social media account. Be sure to use hashtags #nsuSAAM202 and #denimday.

Take Back The Night Global - Live Webcast (8 pm – 9 pm ET) 

Take back the Night is a worldwide effort to combat sexual violence and violence against women. Join this global webcast hosted by the Take Back The Night Foundation in their continued effort at supporting survivors and raising awareness about sexual violence. This webcast will include speakers, poetry, and healing activities for up to 3,000 participants. Register here in advance.  

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