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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2022 Events

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), observed each April, aims to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and to empower individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. Review the information below for in-person and virtual events designed to help us all prevent sexual violence in our community. Please note that many of the virtual events require registration in advance! 

The Clothesline Project:

"The Clothesline Project is a visual display of statistics relating to violence that often go ignored. Each shirt is made by a survivor of violence or by someone who has lost a loved one to violence. The color of each shirt represents a different type of violence.The purpose of the project is to increase awareness of the impact of violence and abuse, to honor a survivor’s strength to continue, and to provide another avenue for them to courageously break the silence that often surrounds their experience." More information can be found at http://www.clotheslineproject.info/

Interested in participating? 

NSU students, faculty and staff can participate by picking up a shirt at many offices around campus or downloading a template below.  

Have questions? Reach out to the Title IX office at titleix@nova.edu

Decorate your shirt however you like and drop it off at one of our drop off
boxes or submit electronically at the link below before April 22nd. 
Shirts will be displayed publicly but will remain anonymous. 
                            SUBMIT YOUR SHIRT HERE!                                                            

The Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC) is Broward County's only certified Sexual Assault Program where survivors of sexual assault can receive comprehensive services at no-cost including forensic medical exams, crisis counseling, therapy and assistance 24/7 through their helpline.  The NJCC provides services to NSU students, faculty, and staff located in Broward County, in addition to partnering with NSU for training and prevention efforts. As part of our continued partnership, a donation drive has been organized to collect items needed for those individuals who may utilize the services at NJCC following a sexual assault. Items needed include: 

  • Towels and washcloths
  • Blankets
  • Deodorant (travel size)
  • Shampoo and conditioner (travel size)
  • Body wash and body lotion (travel size)
  • Feminine care products
  • New women's clothing - sizes small and medium
Please drop your items by April 15, 2022, either at Main Campus in Rosenthal Suite #121 or on East Campus in the 2nd Floor OHR Breakroom (Rm 216). Thank you for your assistance in helping our local community!

SAAM History by The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Friday, April 1st at 9 pm -10 pm via Zoom 

Join us to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month start it off by learning the history of the movement.

 

Monday                                                                                                             

Trauma-Informed Health Care: Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Victimized Patients

Monday, April 4th at 12 pm – 1 pm via Zoom

NSU's HPD students have an opportunity to be trauma-informed healthcare providers, with an edge over their peers from other universities. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join our Title IX staff in a discussion about trauma-informed care in medical professions. Learn about the signs and effects of trauma and best practices for giving care to patients who may have experienced sexual violence or other forms of trauma.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness & Consent Train the Trainer Webinar by It's On Us

Monday, April 4th at 2 pm – 3 pm via Zoom

I Owe You Consent is Christina’s survivor story. She is a former student and current survivor activist. She shares the story of a night when she did not consent to any sexual activity and the effects that night has had on the rest of her life.

 

Tuesday_____________________________________________________ 

TEAL Tuesdays

Every Tuesday in April

Wear teal every Tuesday in April to show your support for survivors of sexual violence. Stop by the Title IX office to pick up your teal ribbon!

 

Ride Share Safety Training with Uber and It's On Us

Tuesday, April 5th at 2 pm -3 pm via Zoom

Uber is partnering with two of the largest organizations committed to helping college students stay safe in order to make sure safety is top of mind.

 

Educator Certification Program with OneLove Foundation

Tuesday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 6th From 3:00pm - 6:00pm via Zoom (Must register in advance)

This free two-day professional development training will prepare you to incorporate One Love’s high-impact, youth-centered healthy relationship content and curricula into your work with young people – including training on inclusive facilitation best practices, and engagement strategies to support discussions among youth about their relationships.

 

Wednesday                                                                                                      

Coffee & Consent with NSU Peer Educator Hannah

Wednesday, April 6th at 12-1 pm in Rosenthal 200

Come join Title IX Peer Educators in a roundtable discussing sexual assault across college campuses. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided!

 

Stalking Risk Assessment and Safety Planning by The Resource Sharing Project

Wednesday, April 6th at 2 pm – 3 pm via Zoom

Stalking is a traumatic crime in its own right that often co-occurs with sexual and physical violence, including homicide. This session explores strategies to assess risk, identify the 14 risk factors in stalking cases and promote victim safety focusing on the diverse tactics that stalkers may utilize.

 

Bystander Intervention Train the Trainer Webinar by It's On Us

Wednesday, April 6th at 2 pm – 3 pm via Zoom

I Owe You Action is a bystander intervention story told by Vlad, a former student. He tells a story of a night when he saw something risky happening and he decided to take action and intervene. Being an active bystander is something anyone can do – there are many ways to take action to prevent a potential sexual assault.

 

Molding Healthy Relationships with NSU Peer Educator Karelys

Wednesday, April 6th at 5 pm - 7 pm in Commons 126

Bring a friend or significant other to discuss how to maintain a healthy relationship while using clay for some arts and crafts!

 

A National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges and Universities & Service Academies hosted by the Department of Navy, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Suicide Prevention & Response Office and Howard University

Wednesday, April 6th at 8am – 5pm via Zoom

Join national leaders, students, military leaders, governmental officials and others to discuss current trends, issues, prevention and mitigation strategies. Advanced registration is required. . 

Thursday                                                                                                          

The History of The Fight Against Sexual Assault with NSU Peer Educator Celina

Thursday, April 7th at 12 pm - 1 pm in Commons 126 & Zoom

Learn about how the movement got started, how it has changed, and what the future looks like for survivors of sexual violence.

 

 Survivor Support Train the Trainer Webinar by It’s On Us

Thursday, April 7th at 2 pm – 3 pm via Zoom

I Owe You Support is a survivor support story told by Carly, a former student. She tells a story of a friend who was sexually assaulted and needed her support. Carly tells her what she wished someone had told her.

 

Friday                                                                                                                

Title IX Peer Educators Sent You a DM with NSU Peer Educator Emily

Friday, April 8th at 12 pm -1 pm via Zoom (link coming soon)

Learn how to keep yourself safe in a digital world and how to find and build safe spaces online.

 

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention "Train the Trainer" Webinar by It’s On Us

Friday, April 8th at 2 pm – 3 pm via Zoom

In this training, students will learn about the prevalence of intimate partner violence, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rates of this violence, and how to identify and then support a friend or peer that is experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV).

  

Tuesday______________________________________________________

TEAL Tuesdays

Every Tuesday in April

Wear teal every Tuesday in April to show your support for survivors of sexual violence. Stop by the Title IX office to pick up your teal ribbon!

Wednesday_________________________________________________

There’s No Place Like Home: Intersection of Domestic Violence and Homelessness by the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Wednesday, April 13th at 11 am – 12 pm via Zoom (must create account and register in advance)

Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness among women and children. This webinar will discuss the patterns and barriers created in the lives of those who experience violence as well as resources to prevent homelessness.

 

RAINN’s Survivor Summit

Wednesday, April 13th at 12 pm  (More information at https://www.rainn.org/rainnday )

Join RAINN for a Survivor Summit amplifying the voices of sexual violence survivors in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 

Thursday_____________________________________________________

The Mask You Live In with NSU Peer Educator Desean

Thursday, April 14th at 6 pm – 7 pm via Zoom

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

 

Friday________________________________________________________

Take Back The Night

Friday, April 15th Sign-up HERE - Not required but are encouraged

The Vigil starts at 6 pm behind Horvitz

Open Mic Night starts at 7 pm in The Flight Deck

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an event on college campuses across the country that aims to foster community and solidarity between those on our campus who have been impacted by sexual violence by rallying and marching together. The event also serves to give our community a space to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment in an effort to raise awareness. The vigil will be followed by a performance with Soap Box Speaks. 

 

 

Tuesday______________________________________________________

TEAL Tuesdays

Every Tuesday in April

Wear teal every Tuesday in April to show your support for survivors of sexual violence. Stop by the Title IX office to pick up your teal ribbon!

 

Wednesday___________________________________________________

Capes for Kids with the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement and Panhellenic Council

Wednesday, April 20th at 5:00 PM - 7:00 pm in Commons 123 Register in Advance

In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement is partnering with the Title IX Office and Panhellenic Council to support children who are in counseling at Lotus House and Kristi's House; two organizations that support sexual assault survivors. We will be providing brief education, free food discussion, and engaging in creating capes. These capes along with food and books will be donated to the organizations to give to children in need. This will count toward RSO Service credit.

 

Thursday_____________________________________________________

Not For Your Pleasure

Thursday, April 21st at 5:30pm - 6:45pm in Commons 123A and via Zoom

A discussion about the objectification of women of color in the media

Wednesday_________________________________________________

Denim Day

Wednesday April 27th All Day

As the longest-running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks community members to make a statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.

 

ACEs and Sexual Violence by the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Wednesday April 27th at 11am- 12pm via Zoom (must create account and register in advance)

In this webinar, we will look closely at how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) effect brain development, physical health, mental well-being, and increase the likeliness of future victimization to sexual violence. Join us as we discuss the 10 ACES of trauma, the correlation to ACES and victims of sexual assault, and how we can aide in prevention efforts to individuals who may be pre-dispositioned to sexual violence.

 

Thursday____________________________________________________

Global Virtual Take Back The Night

Thursday, April 28th at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM via Zoom  (must register in advance)

Join Take Back The Night in supporting survivors and raising awareness about sexual violence. Open to the first 3000 to register! We will have speakers, poetry, and healing activities as part of this powerful web-event! 

 

Friday____________________________________________________

Understanding Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Resiliency by Broward Victim's Rights Coalition

Friday, April 29th at 10:00 am - 12:30 PM via Zoom (must register in advance with this form)

This training is a part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2022 and is presented by Carolina Velez. This free training is CEU and CLE approved. Register by April 21st. 

 

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