SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

By the Center for Student Wellness

The University of Utah recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April with a series of events highlighting the history and culture of sexual violence and educating, raising awareness and rejuvenating prevention efforts.

This month’s theme is “Beyond Words,” which illustrates the need and readiness for action against sexual violence. This theme aims to acknowledge those who choose to share their stories, while also honoring victim-survivors who may choose to remain silent.

The following events are scheduled throughout April. Contact wellness@sa.utah.edu with any questions you may have.

 U Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 Events: #SafeU
*We strive to provide event locations near gender-free restrooms. 

Kickoff
March 29, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2p.m.

Student Union Lobby

Join us for some photo booth fun, showcase your support for survivors and share how you go beyond words in the fight against sexual violence, all while learning about the month’s events.

Speak About It
April 3, 2-4 p.m.

Student Union Theatre

Speak About It” is a performance-based presentation about consent and boundaries and promotes healthy relationships through addressing issues of consent, sexual assault and bystander intervention. Refreshments to follow presentation. 

Take Back the Night
April 5, 6-8 p.m.
Presidents Circle to Westminster College Bassis Lounge

Join Students for Choice at the U and Westminster College in marching to end sexual violence in all its forms. Come early to get a free Take Back the Night T-shirt. Lyft promotion codes and rides will be available during and after the march. Food, spoken word, artivism and open mic to follow march. 

Hinckley Pizza & Politics Forum
April 11, 12-1 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room (Building 73, Room 110)

How can our community go beyond words to fight against sexual violence? Hear from panelists as they discuss their role in sexual assault awareness, prevention and response considering our current climate and the inherent divisive nature of this topic. Panelists include Nubia Pena, Rob Butters and Rep. Angela Romero. The panel will be moderated by Billy Palmer of RadioActive & NeighborWorks.

Coffee with Cops 
April 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Enjoy a coffee and donut while learning about the Start By Believing Campaign and meeting with campus police, interpersonal violence victim support advocates and other survivor-centered community resources.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities on the University of Utah campus are sponsored by the Rape Recovery Center and the U’s Center for Student Wellness, Associated Students of the University of Utah, Housing and Residential Education, the Women’s Enrollment Initiative, the LGBT Resource Center, the Office of the Dean of Students and University Department of Public Safety.