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SOS Inaugural "Keep Moving Forward" 5K

Join S.O.S. on Sun 9/21 for our first ever 5K to benefit S.O.S.' work assisting survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence & stalking. There will be t-shirts, refreshments, prizes for Race categories. Register at: Races2Run. Registration begins at Noon, Race at 1pm. Together we can Keep Moving Forward to make our community safer and we can encourage survivors to Keep Moving Forward in their lives!

Training Information

TRAINING IS ESSENTIAL AND REQUIRED for becoming a member of Pow! Training will focus on a variety of material, including health information, programming skill development, and values clarification.

SPRING 2014 PEER EDUCATOR TRAINING will be held on April 11-13th, 2014, and topical breakout sessions have will be held at the times & dates listed below. Training is MANDATORY.

Pow! General Training:

Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 13, 2014, Noon - 6:00pm

ABIDE & SUGAR Breakout Trainings:

After the general peer educator training weekend, each new member will select a topic of focus and attend the mandatory breakout training sessions for this specialty area. The choices are:

SUGAR: Sexual Understanding, Growth, Awareness & Responsibility - peer education about safer sex, STDs, sexual communication, etc. SUGAR Breakout Trainings will be held at 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thurs. April 17th & Thurs, April 24th.

ABIDE: About Body Image & Disordered Eating -- peer education about body image, disordered eating, fitness & nutrition. ABIDE Breakout Trainings will be held at 6:00pm-8:00pm on Wed, April 16th & Wed, April 23rd.

MEETINGS: After training concludes, though not mandatory, peer educators are expected to attend weekly meetings. This Spring, Pow! meetings are on Thursday nights and include free dinner. Each semester the meeting schedule is determined based on the best availability of members.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be able to attend ALL TRAINING SESSIONS (general + your specialty breakout trainings) in order to participate in Pow!

Application Deadline is March 7, 2014, by 5:00pm. If you missed the deadline and would still like to apply, call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 302-831-3457 and ask to speak to Nancy Chase as soon as possible to inquire about submitting a late application.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wed, October 1st, 7:00pm
Wanna Smush?
Brown Residence Hall
Talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn about verbal and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or non-consent, and learn some sexy new ways to ask! Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
Tues, October 7th, 7:00pm
"Virgins & Sluts" presented by Guest Speaker: Sexologist, Dr. Jill McDevitt
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rms A&B
Via carefully selected video clips and anonymous audience-submitted stories, slut-shaming and virginity pledges will be explored from a feminist perspective, illuminating how America's obsession with the sex lives of women is used as a tool of oppression. From historical uses of the "virgin/whore complex" like the hanging of bloody marital bedsheets in the public square, to modern incidences such as high school purity dances and the Sandra Fluke/birth control/Rush Limbaugh/slut fiasco, this workshop will engage students to explore the role of sexuality as it relates to gender equality and violence. Dr. Jill McDevitt is a nationally recognized speaker, blogger, activist, and sexologist. She has a B.A. in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family, an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Education, and a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality. For more information about Dr. Jill McDevitt go to www.thesexologist.org
Thurs, October 9th, Registration opens 5:00pm, Race at 6:00pm
Altitude 5K
Laird Campus

Be the Change - Join us for Altitude's 5K Race. Register at www.races2run.com.
Fri, October 31st, 9:00pm-1:00am
2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!
Trabant MPRs

Come out for a night of dancing, games, refreshments, costumes, candy, and PRIZES! Stay tuned for details!
Wed, November 5th, 7:00pm
Get Up, Stand Up! Be a Courageous Bystander
Independence West Residence Hall Lounge
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 woman passed out drunk in a room at a house party, then a man goes in and closes the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? According to www.safeandrespectful.org, 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 behaviors, statements, or attitudes. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).