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Sexual Assault Awareness Week 2014

September 13th - September 19th

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Sexual Assault Awareness Week is a collaborative week of events that provides information, opportunities and involvement to learn about campus prevent and response. It allows students, faculty and staff to learn more about the issue and to collectively begin and continue dialogues about solutions.

Saturday, September 13

Self Defense Workshop from 10 AM to noon at Ambler Student Recreation Center sponsored by the Emily Taylor Center
Our self-defense course takes a holistic approach to self-defense, emphasizing both physical and psychological strategies. The workshop is designed to improve your awareness, personal safety, and self-confidence. Each session is presented by professional martial artists from Premier Martial Arts. No prior martial arts experiences required. Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Prior registration is required and available at emilytaylorcenter.ku.edu.

Monday, September 15

Random Acts of Kindness sponsored by Student Health Services
Keep an eye out for 'BEAKERS' and Peer Health Educators in Lot who spend every Monday doing a variety of random acts of kindness for KU students. This Monday, they will be in Lot 90 handing out teal ribbons and facts about sexual assault.  
Speak On It Board sponsored by Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity
We want to know what YOU think. Stop by our Speak On It Board in the Union and let us know your thoughts on the question we pose. Teal ribbons and facts will also be available at this location. 

Tuesday, September 16

Queering Violence from 5:30 to 7:30 PM sponsored by Spectrum KU. 
As part of their regular meeting, Spectrum KU has invited Kansas City Anti-Violence Project,  nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning community, to present a workshop. 

Wednesday, September 17

Multiple Masculinities: A Cross-Cultural Conversation with Men at KU at 7:00 PM in the SMRC Classroom sponsored by Alpha Tau Omega, Office of Multicultural Affairs, SURGE (Students United for Reproductive and Gender Equity) and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity
A  panel discussion about how masculinity is defined in various cultures and communities, how masculinity is portrayed in the media, what role masculinity plays in sexual assault, and how perceptions of masculinity impact male survivors.
Distribution of Consent T-Shirts sponsored by Institutional Opportunity & Access and Student Affairs
Shirts for the new Consent Campaign for campus will be distributed on Wescoe Beach and the Union. Further details will be available soon. Facts about sexual assault will also be available.

Thursday, September 18

Tea at Three Performance by Dominique Christina and local slam poets at 3:00 PM in the Kansas Union Traditions Area sponsored by Student Union Activities (SUA) and Poetry Performance and Keynote by Dominique Christina at 7:00 PM in the Kansas Union Traditions Area sponsored by SUA
Dominique Christina is a writer, poetry, educator and activist and National Poetry Slam Champion. She has poetry that focuses on various aspects of being a woman, including the impact of sexual violence. At her performances, information and support from various campus and community offices will be available.

Friday, September 19

Assembly of Care Bags sponsored by Institutional Opportunity and Access from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Traditions Area of the Kansas Union
Bags of necessity items that will be made available to sexual assault survivors by campus and community SANE nurses will be assembled during this time.
Distribution of Information and Resources at local businesses sponsored by Institutional Opportunity and Access
In the evening, campus administrators and staff will be distributing resources to students.Information will also be provided to local business owners about how to create safer environments and training opportunities through Gadugi's Safe Bar Alliance.
Wear your Consent T-Shirt on-campus!
Sexual Assault Awareness Week is a collaborative program planned with the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity with campus and community partners, including Gadugi SafeCenter, Student Health Services, Alpha Tau Omega, Institutional Opportunity and Access, Spectrum KU, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Department of Student Housing, Student Involvement and Leadership Center, Student Union Activities, Students United for Reproductive and Gender Equity (SURGE), Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost of Diversity and Equity.
Interested in adding an event to the week? Email emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu.

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