Sexual Assault Prevention Month
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April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month
Each year the nation recognizes sexual assault awareness month, and a committee of WKU and nonprofit organizations plan activities to raise awareness for prevention in Bowling Green. Activities are geared toward educating individuals on sexual violence and promoting resources for those who have experienced sexual assault or sexual misconduct.
The Sexual Assault Prevention Month planning committee consists of WKU Counseling Center, Hope Harbor, WKU Health Education & Promotion, WKU Office of Student Conduct, WKU Housing & Residence Life, and WKU University Marketing. Additional support comes from WKU PBS, WKU Intercultural Student Engagement Center, WKU Department of Counseling & Student Affairs, WKU Social Work, and WKU WellU.
Thursday, April 1
Sexual Assault Prevention Month
2:00pm, WKU and local community
Those interested in participating in the state-wide kick-off for Sexual Assault Prevention Month, can join the Zoom that begins at 12:00pm Central. At 2:00pm, Western Kentucky University will kick-off Sexual Assault Prevention locally. View the premiered video on Facebook.
Tuesday, April 6
Advocacy is for All of Us
4:00pm, Zoom - Register online
This online session is designed to walk students through how to help prevent a sexual assault and be an advocate for survivors. In this session, participants will hear from Hope Harbor, Inc., WKU Counseling Center, and WKU Student Conduct, and learn about bystander intervention and campus and community resources.
Thursday, April 8
Respect is for All of Us
5:30pm, Zoom - Register online
This workshop is designed for college men to learn about sexual violence, how to intervene as a bystander, and how to help support someone who has experienced an assault. This session will include discussion along with Q&A from campus officials on topics specific to college men.
The session is open to all students.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
*Rain date: April 14
Till it Happens Live Exhibit
12:15pm, DSU Courtyard
During the Till it Happens Live Exhibit, the campus community can walk by the live exhibit to learn about sexual assault through awareness and prevention facts on the issue on silent display outside DSU. The exhibit is viewable for all who pass by. Those interested in volunteering for the exhibit, can register through this form.
Wednesday, April 14
This is for All of Us:
Spoken Word by Blaq Art Nouveau
7:00pm, DSU 3024 / 3025
WKU student group Blaq Art Nouveau will host a night of artistic expression with content focused on sexual assault awareness and prevention.
Friday, April 16
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Deliberative Dialogue: Stonewalling Our Legacy: LGBTQ+ Community - Safety, Security, and Policies
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dive into the way local laws, university policies, and procedures impact the LGBTQ+ community.
Friday, April 16
Empowerment is for All of Us
1:30pm - 4:30pm
HCIC Multipurpose Room
Limited capacity - Register online
Empowerment is for All of Us is designed to empower college women to become comfortable with their own bodies and advocate against any harm to themselves or those closest to them. Students will participate in round table discussion, mindfulness with yoga, bystander intervention activities. This event will feature facilitator Dr. Lacretia Dye from the Counseling and Student Affairs program and session leaders from WKU Student Conduct, WKU Counseling Center, and Hope Harbor. The yoga mat (or alternative) is not supplied. The event is open to all students.
Thursday, April 22
Take Back the Night Virtual Event
For 2021, Hope Harbor is encouraging survivors, advocates, and supporters to Take Back the Night with their own walk/march, do-it-yourself style! We empower you to march two miles between now and April 22 in honor of Take Back the Night and ending sexual violence. This can be done with those close to you in a safe, COVID-conscious manner. We suggest it be outdoors, spread out, and masked; whatever needs to be done to make you and loved ones safe!
April 1 - 19, 2021
Support a Survivor Donation Drive
Hope Harbor, Inc., WKU Health Education and Promotion (GGC 1064), and WKU Counseling Center (PH409)
Donate journals, adult coloring books, crayons, and colored pencils for survivors of sexual assault. Donations will go directly to Hope Harbor, Inc.
Ink Exposed: A Healing Journey
Intercultural Student Engagement Center
M-F 8:00-4:30pm, DSU 2041
Ink Exposed: A Healing Journey is a gallery exhibit that highlights how people channel personal trauma into works of art.
This is For All of Us
Virtual readings for children
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