Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Rape Culture & Sexual Assault On Campus (We CAN Change It)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is observed in the United States to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. During the month of April, sexual violence is highlighted as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue, reinforcing the need for prevention efforts. The idea for SAAM emerged in the late 1980s when the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA) informally polled state sexual assault coalitions to determine when to have a national Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Advocates soon began focusing attention on sexual violence throughout the entire month of April, promoting an idea for a nationally recognized month for sexual violence awareness activities. Sexual Assault Awareness Month was first observed nationally in April 2001.
2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Moth Events
“She Fears You” with Dr. Keith Edwards
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Student Union Building Ballroom
The nationally recognized presentation, She Fears You, uses dialogue, activities, and a multi-media presentation so that both men and women are encouraged to be active in changing the rape culture on campus, a culture that encourages or condones rape to happen. The program identifies for men what they have to gain from ending campus rape - that they are no longer perceived as potential rapists but as individuals capable of entering caring and emotion-based relationships. www.menendingrape.org
Bringing BEAR Back
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 PM, Idaho Commons, Aurora Room
Dr. Keith Edwards will conduct a workshop with men interested in revitalizing the BEAR (Brotherhood Empowerment Against Rape) student group on the University of Idaho campus.
Post Secret Display
Monday-Friday, April 16-20, 2012
Drop Boxes Throughout Campus
Here you will find a notecard on which you can write, draw, and create anything that portrays how you feel about sexual assault. Create an anonymous card that can be about your own experience, something that has impacted YOU (even if it happened to someone else), or express how you feel about sexual assault and preventing it. Place the card in the box to be displayed on the Commons Free Speech Wall throughout the week.
FREE FILM: “The Accused”
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Agricultural Sciences Building, Room 106
What are the limits of social responsibility when it comes to rape? Jodie Foster gives an Oscar-winning performance as a young woman who is gang-raped in a neighborhood bar.
The film is based on the true story of the first time onlookers were charged in a sexual assault, and a fraternity man who has to make the choice between personal integrity and his brothers.
PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWING THE FILM: What does sexual assault look like on the University of Idaho campus?
GREEN DOT Presentation
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Idaho Commons Food Court
Doing nothing is still doing something. Take a stand against interpersonal violence and find out what you can do to prevent violence in your life and the lives of your friends and family.
Learn the strategies and get the tools.
Great food, fantastic prizes.
Join the discussion. Get involved. Change the Rape Culture on the University of Idaho campus!