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But in the meantime, check out what we did in past years:

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

 

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.)

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 

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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)

 

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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)

 

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

 

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

 

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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


 

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

 

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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)

 

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

 

“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

 

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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

 

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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)


 

Sexual Assault Survivor Virtual Art Exhibit (Noon and 6-8pm)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Usually during this month resources and events are geared toward those seeking to support survivors - not necessarily survivors themselves. While we love the energy put out toward allies of survivors, we want to flip the narrative this April. Our Truth, Our Power aims to center survivors’ voices and stories through art. This exhibition is about knowing it is never easy to share your truth, but it is powerful to come together as a community and do it anyway. It is about knowing that our deepest source of power is honoring our authenticity. It is about knowing that when we uplift each other, we are able to heal together. It is about remembering that art is transformative, and creates the space for us to envision radical new worlds without violence. This exhibition is about our love for ourselves and each other. 

Join Survivor Arts Collective in celebrating the 20+ survivor artists who submitted & the launch of this exhibition on Friday April 23rd, 2021 at 12:00pm EST. The link to the exhibition can be found here: https://www.survivorartscollective.com/ourtruthexhibition. Friday evening, join us to make art among the community, celebrate the artists & art of this exhibition, and maybe even dream up future offerings like this through Zoom. This zoom-based event will happen from 6:00pm EST - 8:00pm EST.

Host: Campus Prism

 

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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)


 

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


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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)

Mon April 13th

 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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to their preferred social media accounts. Be sure to add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

 

Tuesday April 14th

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. 

 

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. 

 

Wed April 15th

“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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Be sure to tag @NSVRC and add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

 

Thursday April 16th

“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 Somethingbefore 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.

 

"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. 

 

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. 

 

Friday April 17th

“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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Be sure to tag @NSVRC and add the hashtag #nsuSAAM2020 to your post.

 

Monday April 20th

“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 FacebookTwitter, 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.   

 

“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. 

 

Tuesday April 21

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. 

 

Wednesday April 22nd

“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 FacebookTwitter, 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. 

 

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. 

 

Thursday 23rd

"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. 

 

Friday 24th

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. 

 

Tuesday 28th

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. 

 

Wednesday 29th

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. 

 

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.

 

Thursday April 30th

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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