RESOURCE BOOTHS #recognize
11:00am - 1:00pm, Kiosk, Trabant University Center Food Court
Stop by our kiosks for free flyers, posters, ribbons, brochures, other giveaways and
details about our events. Vote in the R.A. floor poster contest on the Blue Hen Says facebook page and receive a complimentary t-shirt while supplies last. Wear it proudly on campus to promote bystander intervention and to show support for
survivors throughout the month!
"One Night Out" #intervene
with interACT Performance Troupe
7:00pm, 130 Smith Hall
interACT is a nationally renown social justice performance troupe based out of California State University-Long Beach. Since its birth in 2000, the troupe has reached thousands of audience members through its “proactive” (highest level of audience involvement) shows. During performances audience members are invited on stage to become active participants, rather than passive observers. Performances allow audience members a safe space to rehearse assertive communication strategies and inspire social and political change. ‘One Night Out’ highlights the warning signs of abusive relationships, helps audience members develop appropriate responses to survivors, and generates bystander intervention so sexual assault can be prevented. interACT reaches thousands of audience members throughout the United States each year.
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes MARCH #support
5:00pm, Shoe Check-Out (Men Only) Trabant MPRs
5:30pm, Rally (Men Only) Trabant MPRs
6:30pm, March on the Green
Let’s get “pumped up!” And no, we’re not talking about lifting weights. Be on the lookout for your favorite fraternity brothers, male professors and staff as they don four-inch bright red stiletto heels to march around the north green. This will be a fun opportunity for men to educate and inspire the campus community to take action in the prevention of sexual violence, and learn about resources for victims on campus such as Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.). A limited number of men-sized high heel shoes will be provided, so come early to check out a pair for this popular march (or feel free to bring your own high heels!). As the saying goes, you cannot truly understand another person’s experiences until you have “walked a mile in their shoes.” Learn about the national campaign at www.walkamileinhershoes.org. Co-Sponsored by the Office of Equity & Inclusion and Inter-Fraternity Council. Licensed by Frank Baird & Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, a Venture Humanity, Inc. Project.
From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated and Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem today: a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world. http://invisiblewarmovie.com/
Co-Sponsored by the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. To learn more about MCASA and learn how you can support their mission of working to end sexual violence and advocate for survivors of sexual assault, visit www.mcasa.org.
Wanna Smush? #recognize
7:00pm, Trabant 206
How do you know when you have consent? Silence ≠Consent, but talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn about verbal and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or non-consent, and learn some sexy new ways to ask! Presented and sponsored by UD’s S.O.S (Sexual Offense Support)
Speaker: Stacey Lannert #recognize
7:00pm, Trabant MPRs A&B
Stacey was recently released from prison where she served 18 years for fatally shooting the man who raped her while she was age 8-18. That man was her father. Stacey never lost her ability to love life and learn from it even though she was sentenced to life without parole. The governor granted her clemency in 2009, and within 6 days, she walked out of the prison gates. Stacey had been granted her freedom, the ultimate act of forgiveness. Stacey has shared her message of strength and hope in appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nancy Grace, 20/20, Larry King Live, Montel Williams and many others. She created a popular, active non-profit organization and website called HealingSisters, which strives to help victims of sexual abuse come together, share their stories, and heal their wounds. Stacey will share her powerful story, and the importance of speaking up and never being ashamed of who you are. Sponsored by Panhellenic Council and Greek Council.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2013 = Use Your Power.
SAAM events encourage and empower University of Delaware students to be active bystanders when you see a situation you identify as bothersome or dangerous. The goal is to teach skills to be able to recognize what sexual assault is, intervene when you hear comments that promote sexual assault, intervene to prevent a potential sexual assault situation, and be able to support your friends who are survivors of sexual violence. Each event is tagged with at least one hashtag, #recognize #intervene or #support, to clarify the purpose and learning potential at that event. Tweet or instagram using these tags!
#recognize events will help participants learn more about and understand what sexual assault is and how it impacts victims.
#intervene events will teach participants practical skills for assessing a situation and taking action to intervene safely.
#support events will enable students to provide support to survivors on our campus. #support events may focus on how to help a survivor, resources for victims, and/or how to be a victim advocate on a broader scale.
If you have experienced sexual assault or intimate partner violence, help is available. Call 831-2226 and ask to be put in touch with an S.O.S. Victim Advocate. The advocate on duty will call you back within 10 minutes. Or Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 831-3457 to make an appointment with a professional staff member during business hours. For more information about sexual assault at UD see the sexual assault FAQ page.
Take Back The Night: Rally, March & Speak-Out! #support
A night dedicated to shattering the silence around sexual assault on the college campus.
6:30pm, Rally with Natasha Alexenko, Bacchus Theater, Perkins
8:00pm, March on North Green kicks off at the steps of Memorial Hall
9:00pm, Speak Out! in 209 Trabant
SAGE kicks off the night with a Rally featuring Natasha Alexenko, a survivor of sexual assault who founded Natasha's Justice Project. The organization works toward alleviating rape kit backlogs nationwide. Natasha's story was featured in a recent HBO documentary called "Sex Crimes Unit." The evening continues with SAGE's annual Take Back the Night march. Women all over the world have been shattering the silence around sexual assault and violence against women at Take Back the Night Marches for over 30 years. Join your fellow students at the University of Delaware as we "take back the night" and speak out against campus rape and violence. All are welcome to participate! Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE).
CCSD Supports Take Back the Night & Speak Out #support
Noon-5pm, Center for Counseling and Student Development, 261 Perkins Student Center
Are you having difficult thoughts and feelings in reaction to Take Back the Night and Speak Out or other Sexual Assault Awareness Month events? We are here to help. The Center for Counseling and Student Development offers an array of services such as individual and group therapy and consultations. Psychologists will be available for student consultations on Friday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Students are welcome to come speak one-on-one about their reactions. If necessary, recommendations for on-going counseling or alternate means of support will be made. Appointments are not required for a consultation during these hours; however, it is preferred that you call ahead to avoid a wait.
Free bus for UD students to the Victim's Tribute #support
5:00pm, Bus departs Trabant (about 1 hour drive)
6:30pm, Event begins at Dover Sheraton
9:00pm, Bus departs to return to campus
Come out to see nationally known speaker Marilyn van Derbur, former Miss America, incest survivor, and author of Miss America by Day. See below in the "Statewide Events" for full event description. To ride the free bus, you must REGISTER IN ADVANCE at http://www.udel.edu/usc/ap/bus.html.
SAND Wipeout! #support
3:00pm - 6:00pm
At the bandstand in Bethany Beach, DE
A FREE concert with acoustic singer/songwriters to raise awareness about sexual assault and honor all victims & survivors, with musical performances by Nathan Adam Johnson and Blue Grey Serenade. Bring your beach gear and get ready to have a good time! Sponsored by ContactLifeline and the Sexual Assault Network of Delaware.
The Clothesline Project Shirt-making event #support
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Rehoboth Art League/Chambers Studio, 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE
If you or a loved one are a survivor of abuse, you can create a t-shirt about your experience and hang it on teh Delaware Clothesline in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Crime Victims' Rights Week. The shirts will be displayed at the Victims' Vigil on May 1st (see below). There are only 25 seats available at this event, so you must register by April 13th either online at http://goo.gl/MNrVS or by calling 1-302-669-9726 or by faxing the attached form to 1-302-573-5787.
22nd Annual Victim's Vigil #recognize
with Guest Speaker Marilyn van Derbur
5:00pm, Free Bus departs Trabant
(To ride the bus, register online)
6:30pm, Event begins
9:00pm, Bus departs Dover to return to Newark
The 22nd Annual Crime Victims’ Tribute is part of Delaware’s recognition of National Crime Victims Rights Week, April 21-27, 2013. The Tribute honors crime victims who have died and those who continue to struggle daily with the aftermath of their own or a loved one’s victimization. There are many displays such as the memorial wall filled with artwork, poems and letters written by victims, survivors and friends, and other displays in which victims are able to openly express their thoughts and feelings. Participants can bring their own letters or art pieces to add to the displays. Victims’ advocates throughout the state display resource materials to assist victims in their healing journey. This year’s speaker is Marilyn van Derbur, former Miss America who disclosed when she was 53 that she was a victim of child sexual abuse by her father. Marilyn will share her journey of recovery from 13 years of incest and testify that healing is possible. She inspires “support people” by sharing how her husband supported her during her darkest days. The is the author of Miss America by Day and an inspiring speaker. FREE BUS provided by Student Activities & Programs will leave Trabant at 5:30pm but you must register online in advance to ride.
Speaker Marilyn van Derbur #recognize
5:30pm Doors open at Cape Henlopen High School, 270 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE
6:30pm Event begins
If you cannot attend the Tribute on May 1st, you have a second opportunity to hear Marilyn speak on May 2nd. See above description. No UD transportation is available.
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Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 831-3457 if you have questions about these events.
Sincere thanks to all who helped plan and support Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Center for Black Culture, Center for Counseling & Student Development, ContactLifeline, Delaware National Guard, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Graphics Communications Center, Greek Council, Inter-Fraternity Council, Office of Communications and Marketing, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Conduct, Office of Student Life, Panhellenic Council, SCPAB, Sexual Offense Support, Student Health Service, Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Students Acting for Gender Equality, and University Student Centers.