Calendar and Information for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As part of our commitment to ending sexual assault, Denison has several events planned to help raise awareness and educate people on the problem, to start conversations and dialogue around improving our campus climate, and to provide skills to help combat sexual misconduct on our campus. Below are a few highlights:
- One Love Foundation Escalation Workshop - April 10 @ 7:30pm in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall
The One Love Foundation works to bring an end to Relationship Violence by educating, empowering and activating campus communities in a movement for change. Escalation illuminates the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship. Repeatedly described as “eye-opening” yet “deeply recognizable,” Escalation makes relationship abuse personal, causing participants to ask “What can I do to change this?”
- Sex & Alcohol Trivia Night - April 12 @ 6pm in Lamson Lodge (w/ IFC) and April 17 @ 8 pm in the Nest (w/UPC)
Come test your knowledge of sex, alcohol, and learn how our interactions with both are shaped by physical effects and by our own expectations. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team! (in collaboration with Health and Wellness)
- Fresh Check Day – April 20 @ 4:30pm on the Campus Common
The Whisler Center for Student Wellness is hosting Fresh Check Day; a day to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies. The Denison Coalition for Sexual Respect (DCSR) will be sponsoring two booths. The Clothesline Project helps bring awareness to violence against women by displaying a clothesline with shirts decorated with words of encouragement, personal testimonies, and personal stances. The Step Up! Bystander Booth gives students a chance to learn more about intervening in potentially harmful situations and gives them a chance to practice their skills.
- Denison Coalition for Sexual Respect Open Community Meeting – April 24 @ 5 pm in Higley Auditorium
The Denison Coalition for Sexual Respect (DCSR) is a group consisting of faculty, staff, and student members representing various offices, majors, and student organizations/groups formed to promote sexual respect on campus through education, advocacy and culture change initiatives. Please join us to learn more about the organization and how to get involved!
- Film Screening: “Boys Don’t Cry” – April 24 @ 7pm in Slayter Auditorium
Join DCSR for a screening of the film followed by a brief talkback. From IMDB: Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska
These events are open to ALL members of the campus community. Add these events to your Google Calendar here
In addition to these events, our student advocacy and education organization, SHARE, will be hosting several programs throughout the month. To find out more about these programs, visit SHARE’s Facebook page.
- Film Screening: “The Hunting Ground” – April 5 @ 7:30pm
From IMDB: An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.
- Masculinity Dialogue – April 12 @ 4:30pm
Join for a discussion of masculinity on our campus, its positive and negative aspects, and how it can be used to improve campus culture.
- Sex After Sexual Assault; A Dialogue – April 17 @ 7:00pm
Join SHARE and DASH as well as professional counselors for a conversation on how to reclaim your sex life after an assault.
- Film Screening: Audrie & Daisy – April 19 @ 7:30pm
From IMDB: A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.
- Community Conversation with Sustained Dialogue – April 25 @ 7:00pm
Join students for a conversation on the culture of sexual respect at Denison and for discussion on how to improve it.
- Take Back The Night – April 27 @ 8:00pm at the Slayter Flagpole
Join community members for a candlelight visual honoring the survivors of sexual violence and other forms of power-based personal violence.
For more information about Sexual Assault Awareness month, the programs, or other questions about sexual violence education and supports, contact Cameron Morrison, Assistant Dean of Students for Sexual Violence Prevention and Education/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.