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SNEAK PREVIEW!

On March 11th at 8pm, the new film The Hunting Ground will be shown at Mitchell Hall. This documentary shares the stories of many survivors to shed light on the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. Producer Amy Ziering will engage in discussion after the film, so come out & join the national conversation. Tickets are free but required, and will be available at UD box offices on March 4th. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the SAPE Committee.

Peer-to-Peer Consultation/Mentoring

Occasionally, trained Pow! members are offered the opportunity to be matched up one-on-one with another student at the UD who is interested in talking with and getting support from a peer who is more knowledgeable about the issues they are struggling with than their friends may be. This can be a short-term, one or two time meeting with a student to offer support and information. Or it can lead to a more in-depth mentoring relationship that lasts for some time or even throughout the college experience. Supervision is provided by the Pow! Coordinator to all who serve in this capacity.

This type of experience is fully optional to Pow! members and no member is asked to serve in this capacity unless they make it known that they are open to this opportunity. There is no guarantee that even if a Pow! member wanted this type of experience as part of their volunteer work with Student Wellness & Health Promotion that it could always be provided.

However, it is possible to work out a schedule in which Pow! members could do office hours at Student Wellness & Health Promotion to meet individually with students who are seeking information on certain health-related topics. While there would be no way to guarantee that the Pow! member's time spent in the office would be filled with student requests for information, such an arrangement could be explored.

Upcoming Events!

Thurs, February 26th, 7:00pm
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National Eating Disorders Awareness Events
102 Gore Hall
Presented by Pow! Promoters of Wellness. Sponsored by Active Minds.
Mon, March 2nd, 2:00pm
"The Health Ideal: Embrace Every Body" Workshop
National Eating Disorders Awareness Events
102 Gore Hall
See the flyer for details. Contact sharlee@udel.edu or sschong@udel.edu if interested. Sponsored by the Center for Counseling & Student Development.
Mon, March 2nd, 7:00pm
Highway of Tears
204 Kirkbride
Highway of Tears looks into the missing and murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department for the Women's History Film Series.
Mon, March 2nd
Tickets available for The Hunting Ground EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW on March 11th
UD Box Offices
See details of March 11th event below.
Wed, March 4th, 7:00pm
"Come As You Are" - with Sexuality Author, Emily Nagoski
204 Kirkbride
Emily will speak about her first book Come As You Are, which is an essential exploration of why and how female sexuality works-based on groundbreaking research and brain science-that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Emily is a former UD Pow! Peer Educator with a PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University. At IU, Emily worked as an educator and docent at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex Gender and Reproduction. Currently, Emily is the Director of the Wellness Office at Smith College in Massachusetts. Books will be on sale and Emily will be available for signing at the end of the event.
Mon, March 9th, 7:00pm
Tales of the Waria
204 Kirkbride
Tales of the Waria is an Academy-award winning film which shares stories of love and longing from transgender women in Indonesia Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department for the Women's History Film Series.
Wed, March 11th, 8:00pm
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW of The Hunting Ground, followed by discussion with Producer Amy Ziering
Mitchell Hall
From the Sundance Film Festival site, where the film premiered in January: "The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War, comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate." Stay after the film for a frank discussion with Producer Amy Ziering. Watch the trailer. Tickets are free, but required and will be available through UD Box Offices starting March 2nd. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the SAPE Committee.
Mon, March 16th, 7:00pm
Service
204 Kirkbride
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. Part of the Women's History Month Film Series, sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department.
Mon, March 23rd, 7:00pm
Saving Face
204 Kirkbride
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. Part of the Women's History Month Film Series, sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department.