All events are FREE & open to the public.




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Doors open 5:30pm, Even begins 6:30pm
MLK Multi-Purpose Room, MLK Student Center,
Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover

Speaker: UD Alumni and Survivor, Kristen Baumer, was abducted as a freshman at UD. She will speak about her experience. She is part of the RAPE Outreach Team and has shared her story on The Biography Network's "I Survived" and the I.D. Network's "House of Horrors: Kidnapped." Kristen hopes that she can make a difference in others' lives by sharing her story. Those affected by crime are invited to bring writings, artwork or other meaningful items to be posted on the Memorial Walls which will be on display at the event. See the flyer. Sponsored by Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. Calll 1-800-Victim1 for info or if you need accommodations. Free and open to the public.



Monday, April 14, 2014

QUIZZO! Fundraiser to support Natasha's Justice Project
8:00pm, Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms

SAGE is hosting Quizzo to raise money for Natasha’s Justice Project. The organization was created by Natasha Alexenko, a sexual assault survivor, who has made it her life’s work to advocate for the elimination of the rape kit backlog in the United States. Natasha’s story is featured in the HBO Documentary Sex Crimes Unit, which was shown as part of the Women & Gender Studies Department's Film Series in March. Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equity (SAGE).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Changing the Conversation: The Story of a Night
7:00pm, 205 Kirkbride

It's time to change the conversation around sexual assault. In this program, you will hear Jane Doe's story and be part of transforming societal responses. Learn how you, and all of us, can make a difference in the lives of survivors by changing the conversation! Start now! Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes March
5:30pm, Trabant Theater
Following speaker (about 6:15pm) March begins

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 like Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).  A limited number of men-sized high heel shoes will be provided, so come early to reserve your pair of shoes 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.” For more information about the national campaign,  Sponsored by Inter-Fraternity Council. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum
8:00pm, Redding Lounge

You will not sit during this program! It is designed to help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SAGE's Annual Take Back the Night and Speak Out!
6:30pm Speaker Andrea Gibson, 120 Smith Hall
March begins from Smith following the speaker
Speak Out! in 120 Smith, where march concludes

Speaker Andrea Gibson will kick off 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 to "take back the night," and join us after the march to Speak Out! against campus rape and violence. All are welcome to participate! Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE). Check back for details.

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.

Sincere thanks to all who help to plan and support Sexual Assault Awareness Events throughout the year: 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.

Use Your Power




Spring 2014

Sexual Violence Recovery Group
Center for Counseling & Student Development

Call 831-2141 to set up an appointment if you are interested in participating in the Sexual Violence Recovery Group at the Center for Counseling & Student Development.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum
8:00pm, Independence East Lounge

You will not sit during this program! It is designed to help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum
8:00pm, Brown Lounge

You will not sit during this program! It is designed to help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)

Thursday, March 20 - Saturday March 22nd, 2014

The Vagina Monologues
7:30pm, Bacchus Theater, Perkins Student Center

Opening acts at 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm.
The Vagina Monologues are a collection of spoken word stories gathered by famous Human Rights Activist and playwright Eve Ensler. The Monologues tell the stories of women who Ensler has interviewed over the years. The show is witty, heart-breaking, hilarious, and provocative! Proceeds from this year's show will benefit Natasha's Justice Project. Presented by VDay at UD.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Listening to and Learning from Student Activists in the 21st Century
Speaker: Stephanie Gilmore

7:00pm, Bacchus Theater, Perkins Student Center

This interactive, multimedia presentation examines rape culture on college campuses, using up-to-the-minute examples of activism among students, expert opinion, and observational analysis to explore how students can and do confront sexual violence against women, students of color, and LGBT students (obviously overlapping categories). Most notable in this presentation is that it shows how students have mobilized in the past AND how they are engaging in vital and important activism to un-learn rape culture and create college communities that marginalize violence in all forms. It addresses bystander intervention, prevention, and awareness in the context of campus cultures. It is designed to share with -- and learn from! -- campus and community organizations.

Women's History Month
Film Series

Mondays, 7:00pm, 204 Kirkbride Hall

February 24th - Until the Violence Stops
Speakers: V-Day at University of Delaware
This award-winning film documents the story of the international grassroots movement called V-Day and its goal of stopping violence against women and girls.

March 3rd - Saving Face
Speaker: Raili Roy, University of Pennsylvania
The film follows several survivors of acid attacks in their fight for justice, and reveals the work of a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to help them restore their faces.

March 10th - Sex Crimes Unit
Speaker: Natasha Alexenko, Natasha's Justice Project
This film offers an unprecedented look at the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit, the first unit dedicated to the prosecution of sexual assault to be established in the U.S.

March 17th - Trust Second Acts in Young Lives
Speaker: Paul Hengesteg, University of Delaware
follows the story of a group of 25 teenage actors who participate in Chicago's Albany Park Theatre project as they transform the traumatic story of 12-year-old Hondurena rape victim Marlin into a daring, original play.

March 24th - Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Speaker: Amy Hicks, University of Delaware
This delightfully engaging film traces the superheroines' histories and asks crucial questions about women, empowerment, violence, and self-defense.

See also:
Sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Art, Black American Studies, Communications, English, History, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, the Faculty Senate Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events (CAPE), the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.

Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 831-3457 if you have questions about these events.

Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee

The Committee is made up of students, student organizations, and faculty & staff from a variety of University offices and departments. The SAPE Committee plans Sexual Assault Awareness Month events in April, as well as other events on campus year-round. The Bystander Intervention theme is intended to 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.


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