YES MEANS YES: Battling Rape Culture and Moving Towards a Positive Sexuality
Speaker: Jessica Valenti
7:00pm, Rodney Room, Perkins Student Center
Nationally known speaker Jessica Valenti, creator of the popular Feministing blog, will speak about ending rape culture and striving toward a culture of positive sexuality. She is the editor of "Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape" and the author of "The Purity Myth." Her new book, "Sex Object" is due for release in 2016! Sponsored by Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Speaker: Gail Dines
7:00pm, Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms
Gail Dines is an acclaimed speaker, author and professor. She will speak about the hypersexualization of the culture and the ways that porn images filter down into mainstream pop culture. Gail’s powerful TEDx talk provides an introduction to her work. She is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights. Sponsored by SAPE Committee.
Netflix and Chill?
7:00pm, 209 Smith Hall
Talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn more about verbal, and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or not-consent, and learn some new sexy ways to ask! Presented by UD's Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
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.
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, Greek Council, International Justice Mission, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Conduct, Office of Student Life, Panhellenic Council, Sexual Offense Support, Student Health Service, Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Students Acting for Gender Equality, University Student Centers, and V-Day at UD.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Speaker: Michael Kimmel
7:00pm, Location TBD
In 1950, most Americans had completed the transition from adolescence to adulthood by age 21 or so. Today, it's more likely to be by age 30. It's a new stage of development, and Kimmel is our tour guide in this presentation based on his best-selling book, GUYLAND. Based on interviews with more than 400 young people across the country, Kimmel offers a glimpse of why so many guys are adrift through their 20s, and shares a road map towards a more conscious adulthood. Sponsored by SAPE Committee and the Men's Action Network.
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: Carol Todd
International Speaker & Advocate Carol Todd's daughter committed suicide after being bullied. Amanda’s Death has led Carol to bring awareness to the devastating effects of Cyber Bullying. Hear Carol’s story of what happened to her daughter Amanda Todd, and how this has led to her advocacy work. Sponsored by Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. Calll 1-800-Victim1 for info or if you need accommodations. Free and open to the public.
Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum
7:00pm, Location TBA
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.)
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/sexualmisconduct.