Why Doesn't She Just Leave?
7:00pm, Redding Residence Hall Lounge
Everyone thinks "If I realized that my partner was abusive, I would just leave the relationship." In this interactive simulation, participants will be placed in a dating situation and asked to make some crucial decisions. Will you stay? Will you go? To whom can you turn? Participants will explore what makes a relationship healthy, unhealthy, or abusive. Learn how to help a victim and become familiar with resources available to students regarding relationships. Presented by UD's Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
The Hunting Ground Panel, featuring Producer Amy Ziering and perspectives from the UD campus
3:30pm, 100 Kirkbride
Campus sexual assault: What is the problem and what should we do about it? Panelists will weigh in on these important questions. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department.
SNEAK PREVIEW: The Hunting Ground
with Producer Amy Ziering
8:00pm, Mitchell Hall
From the team behind The Invisible War, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. The film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. The film debuted at Sundance Film Festival in January and will be in theaters on March 20th. Stay after the film for a frank discussion with Producer Amy Ziering. Watch the trailer. Tickets are free, but required. Tickets will be available starting March 4th at UD Box offices. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the SAPE Committee.
Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum
7:00pm, Independence West 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.)
SAGE's Annual Take Back the Night and Speak Out!
7:00pm, Bacchus Theater: Performance by Kelly Tsai
March begins following the speaker
Speak Out! in 209/211 Trabant, where march concludes
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is an award-winning spoken word poet, playwright, and filmmaker whose work has been featured at over 600 venues worldwide including the White House, Apollo Theater in Harlem, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, BAM, Tyra Banks’ Flawsome Ball, & three seasons of “HBO Def Poetry.” She will kick off the Take Back the Night Rally at Bacchus Theater. 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).
"Party With Consent" with Guest Speaker Jonathan Kalin
7:00pm, Trabant University Center Multi-Purpose Rms A&B
Jonathan Kalin is the Founder and Executive Director of "Party with Consent." His work has been recognized by the Huffington Post, TEDx, the Clinton Foundation, Seventeen Magazine, the Guardian, and more. He started the Party with Consent movement as a sophomore at Colby College. This highly interactive program considers the reality that no students have their college's consent policy memorized. Participants will discuss consent, coersion, hookups, alcohol, sex, and sexual violence prevention. Sponsored by Greek Council, Delaware MEN, and the SAPE Committee.
Get Up, Stand Up: Be a Courageous Bystander!
7:00pm, 100 Kirkbride
Have you ever heard a sexist or homophobic joke and wished you had confronted it? Witnessed someone name-calling or hitting another person? Seen a man leading a heavily intoxicated woman into a room at a party and closing the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? A "Courageous Bystander" is someone who takes an active role in promoting a respectful environment, or who takes action to safely and responsibly interfere with abusive attitudes, statements, or behaviors. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma. Presented by UD's Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
February 23rd - Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago.
March 2nd - Highway of Tears
Highway of Tears looks into the missing and murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia.
March 9th - Tales of Waria
Tales of the Waria is an Academy-award winning film which shares stories of love and longing from transgender women in Indonesia.
March 16th - Service
Service portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. We see the horrific traumas they faced, their invisible as well as physical injuries and all their challenges in receiving benefits and care. We follow them through the large and small accomplishments they work mightily to achieve.
March 23rd - Saving Face
Recently honored with an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, Saving Face 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.
Annual Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Doors open 5:30pm for refreshments & resource tables
Event begins 6:30pm
MLK, Jr. Multi-Purpose Rooms, MLK, Jr. Student Center,
Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover
Speaker: Meredith Gardner
Meredith Gardner's mother, Tammy Gardner, was murdered in Wilmington when she tried to escape a domestic violence relationship. Meredith was 12 years old and her brother was 10. Meredith will share how the crime impacted her life, and how meeting with the man who murdered her mother empowered her to pursue a career helping other crime victims. 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.
Call Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 831-3457 if you have questions about these events.
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 www.udel.edu/gbv.
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.
Sincere thanks to all who help to plan and support Sexual Assault Awareness Events throughout the year: Campus & Public Safety, Center for Black Culture, Center for Counseling & Student Development, 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.