Hear Me Roar!
with Authors Jennifer Cassetta & Lindsey Smith
10:00am - 3:00pm, Perkins Student Center
Shred negativity in your life. Learn how to defend your mind, body and heart against people who suck. Focus on positive body image, gain self-confidence and empower yourself! Workshop is free and lunch is provided, but you must register in advance at: http://bit.ly/HearMeRoarsignup.
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.
February 23rd - Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Speaker: To Be Announced
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
Speaker: To Be Announced
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 the Waria
Speaker: Laurent Widjaya, of hotpot! Philly and the Visibility Project
An Academy-award winning film, Tales of the Wariashares stories of love and longing from transgender women in Indonesia.
March 16th - Service
Speaker: Jennifer Barnes, UD Biomechanics and Movement Science Program and Blue Hens Veterans
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
Speaker: Raili Roy, Department of South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
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.
Return for updated locations & speakers. See also http://sites.udel.edu/womenshistoryfilms/films/
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.