Sexual assault affects people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. Help end the violence by participating in one of many Sexual Assault Awareness Month events this January. Learn more about sexual assault, how to help prevent it, and the supports available for survivors. And don’t forget to wear denim on Denim Day, January 20, to show others you’re standing up against sexual assault.
Please find a highlighted list of events below. Read more for more information and events, and follow us on Twitter at #saamUBC.
For more information about Sexual Assault Awareness Month check out http://students.ok.ubc.ca/saam
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jenica Frisque at firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer with the Sexual Assault and Rape Awareness (SARA) team, please contact email@example.com
Monday, January 11, Tuesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 14
SARA (Sexual Assault and Rape Awareness) Information booth
Wednesday, January 13
Inclusive Language Workshop: Addressing Sexist Stereotypes hosted by the Equity and Inclusion Office.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Wednesday January 13
Zine Workshop hosted by SARA. Gathering of creative individuals to express their ideas about sexual assault, rape culture, gender based violence, self care or any other issues that revolve around sexual assault.
UNC 105, Boardroom
Tuesday January 19
Let’s Get Consensual + Bystander Intervention Training hosted by SARA and the Equity and Inclusion Office. Learn about consent and the systemic causes of gender-based violence. Learn and practice how to be an active bystander to prevent sexual assault. Contact email@example.com to register or for more information.
Wednesday, January 20
Denim Day + Clothesline Project
Stand up for a respectful campus and ask the same of your friends. Wear denim, a Denim Day sticker, or both on January 20 to stand against sexual assault. SARA will be organizing a Clothes Line Project where Campus community members are encouraged to bring a pair of jeans and artistically express support for sexual assault survivors via paint and hang them on the clothesline. Stickers available at the Health and Wellness Centre.
Thursday January 21
Public Health Nurse from Kelowna’s Options for Sexual Health Clinic will be available to answer sexual health related questions.
11:00-3:00pm UNC Foyer
Monday, January 25
R.A.D Training: Session One hosted by Campus Security and SARA. Rape Aggression Defence Training and nurses from Health & Wellness to speak about procedures and what happens after reporting. For more information and to register please visit: http://security.ok.ubc.ca/radcourse.html
Tuesday January 26
Staff and Faculty Workshop: Responding to a Disclosure of Sexual Assault. Hosted by the Equity and Inclusion Office and the Health and Wellness Centre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Wednesday, January 27
HIV Testing Clinic
Confidential and free testing for HIV by a nurse. Extra resources also available.
Presented in collaboration with Pride Resource Centre
Thursday, January 28
R.A.D Training: Session Two hosted by Campus Security and SARA. Rape Aggression Defence Training and nurses from Health & Wellness to speak about procedures and what happens after reporting. For more information and to register please visit: http://security.ok.ubc.ca/radcourse.html