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Old 11-02-2009, 12:08 PM
Virginia F. Cooper Virginia F. Cooper is offline
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Default Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Sexual Assault Awareness Week (Nov. 2-8th) is seven days full of events that focus on sexual assault prevention, awareness, recognition, understanding and healing. Everyone is welcome at all events.

SAAW Coffee House ~ 8-10 pm in The Space
Come drink coffee and eat snacks while you listen to Drew Community members (including some of our very own a cappella groups!) read, sing, etc. You are welcome to take the stage yourself as well.

Christine Ferro ~ 7:00 PM in UC 104
Christine is a Licensed Social Worker and works at the Essex County Rape Care Center. She is also a Drew graduate. Refreshments will be served.

Consent Workshop ~ 9-10 pm in The Space
This workshop is designed to help you explore what consent means and how to use it to bring more intimacy, eroticism, safety, accountability and trust into your sex life.

Denise Lang ~ 7-8 pm Baldwin Main Lounge
Denise works for Morris County Sexual Assault Center. She'll be speaking about what to do if a friend is assaulted, why college student rates of sexual assault are high, bystander behavior and prevention, and drug facilitated sexual assault.

PREPARE Self-defense Workshop ~ 3:30 to 6:30 in the Upper Dance Studio, Baldwin Gym
(To pre-register, email VCooper@Drew.edu)
Come to this free three-hour intensive self-defense workshop and learn more about how to protect yourself.

Sexual Assault in the Queer Community ~ 5:30 in the UC
A discussion about sexual assault in the queer community. Led by alum Tom Basgil (CLA '09).

Take Back the Night and The Men’s Vigil ~ start at 9 pm in the BC Courtyard
Take Back the Night and the Men's Vigil are national events to reclaim in which our University participates. Take Back the Night is a women's march around the campus to make it a safe space for all who go here. We chant, sing, do readings, and leave a rose at every place we stop. Meanwhile, the men are holding their Vigil in the BC courtyard to talk about responses to sexual assault and how to prevent it. In the end, we all come together for discussion, tea and cookies! If you are transgender or genderqueer, please feel free to attend whichever event (Take Back the Night or the Men's Vigil) you feel more comfortable at.

All Week:
The Clothesline Project ~Commons (1st floor)
Stop by to look at the shirts, talk to our table and/or make your own shirt. The T-shirts of the Clothesline Project were made by members of our community who were victims of violence against women and by their friends and families. The Clothesline Project is about bearing witness to the violence against women that has occurred in our lives, and honoring and supporting the victims and survivors.

Questions? Comments? Email JScherla@Drew.Edu.

If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to meet them.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week is co-sponsored by Women’s Concerns Club, Women’s Concerns House, The Alliance, Professor Jill Cermele, Psychology Club and The Women and Gender Studies Department.

Last edited by Virginia F. Cooper : 11-02-2009 at 05:16 PM.
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